[b-greek] Re: Mt 26.60

From: Steven Lo Vullo (doulos@merr.com)
Date: Wed Feb 06 2002 - 22:17:00 EST

On Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at 10:20 PM, Rbsads@aol.com wrote:

> Reading from several translations, the verse is evidently best rendered
> as
> "but they found none, though many false witnesses came forward."
> That translation would seem to interpret PROSELQONTWN as a concessive
> participle and YEUDOMARTURWN as a participle of purpose.

YEUDOMARTURWN is a masculine genitive plural noun (YEUDOMARTUS) and the
above rendering seems clearly to reflect that.

> It seems however easier to read YEUDOMARTURWN as a genitive direct
> object,
> with PROSELQONTWN as an adjectival participle.
> "but they did not find many false witness who were coming forward."

Actually, POLLWN PROSELQONTWN YEUDOMARTURWN ia a genitive absolute
clause, YEUDOMARTURWN is the "subject" of PROSELQONTWN, and POLLWN
modifies YEUDOMARTURWN. Note that the "subject" of the genitive absolute
clause is different from that of the main clause.

Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI

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