[b-greek] Re: Resurrection of Jesus

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (moon@sogang.ac.kr)
Date: Wed Mar 27 2002 - 21:05:16 EST

> At 6:02 PM -0600 3/27/02, dave willis wrote:
> >On Wed, 27 Mar 2002, Hrubi Krunoslav wrote:
> >
> >> I am confronted with a teaching which says, Jesus rose on Shabbat
> >> (Saturday).
> >
> >where does it say that jesus rose on saturday? in rereading matthew,
> >mark, luke, and john (kjv), i found nothing of that sort. jesus was put
> >into the sepulchre on friday because of the approaching sabbath, and was
> >discovered sunday after the sabbath, for the jews rested on the sabbath.
> I think the original question concerned the sense of the phrase PRWI PRWTHi
> THi MAGADLHNHi. I think that simply means "early on the first day of the
> week." Perhaps the difficulty was with SABBATOU as a singular.

The question has to do with whether we should construe PRWi PRWTHi
with the preceding participle ANASTAS or the following main verb EFANH.

If we separate ANASTAS and PRWI PRWTHi SABBATOU, we are given two
that is, "having risen" and "early on the first day of the week",
for the main verb EFANH. We will have:

Having risen, on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary.

The two settings stated without any relationship between them
confuses the reader. The reader would expect one setting
for the description of the appearance, that is, "Having risen early on
the first day of the week".

Moon R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea

> L&N note two distinct usages of the singular:
> 67.177 SABBATON: SABBATONb, OU n. a period of seven days - 'week.' NHSTEUW
> DIS TOU SABBATOU 'I fast two days a week' Lk 18:12; THi DE MIAi TWN
> SABBATWN 'on the first day of the week' Jn 20:1. In some languages it may
> be better to render Lk 18:12 as simply 'for every seven days, I fast two
> days.' For the expression 'the first day of the week,' there may be a
> number of complications, especially since in present-day usage Monday is
> often regarded as 'the first day of the week.' For the NT, of course, the
> Sabbath Day, or 'Saturday,' marked the seventh day of the week and the next
> day would be regarded as 'the first day of the week,' namely, Sunday.
> 67.184 SABBATON: SABBATONa, OU n.: the seventh or last day of the week
> (religiously the most important since it was consecrated to the worship of
> God) - 'Sabbath, Saturday.' POIOUSIN hO OUK EXESTIN POIEIN EN SABBATWi=96
> 'they do what one is not allowed to do on the Sabbath' Mt 12:2; EAN EMPESHi
> TOUTO TOIS SABBASIN EIS BOQUNON 'if (your sheep) falls into a deep hole on
> the Sabbath' Mt 12:11.
> --
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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