David R. Mills
dmills at mitec.net
Wed Mar 8 17:35:23 EST 2000
Could someone clarify the relationship between MH OUK and the MENOUNGE in Romans 10:18?
ALLA LEGW, MH OUK HKOUSAN; MENOUNGE, ... EXHLQEN hO FQOGGOS AUTWN.
Funk (Grammar, pp. 220-21) says the question (Have they not heard?) anticipates a positive answer, but Robertson (Word Pictures, IV, p. 390) says the question (Have they failed to hear?) anticipates a negative answer. Doesn't an anticipated positive answer require "indeed" as the meaning of MENOUNGE? Doesn't an anticipated negative answer require "on the contrary"? I would think so, but Robertson and the NASB use "yea, verily" or "Indeed" with an anticipated negative answer. These appear rather odd to me in English. Am I wrong, or am I misunderstanding something?
David & Sharon Mills
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