Harold R. Holmyard III
hholmyard at ont.com
Mon Jan 15 22:48:57 EST 2001
>I notice some translations supply "were" in the last of Rev.22:2. Others
>"are". Is there a need for an understood verb in KAI TA FULLA TOU CULOU EIS
>QERAPEIAN TWN EQNWN (and the leaves of the trees for healing the nations)?
>Or is a verb understood by or dependant upon an earlier verb or the tense of
>the participles in the context?
The UBS Greek NT editors thought that the sentence ended between 22:1 and
22:2. That does seem a good logical break. If verse 1 was supposed to
continue, one would expect at least a word like KAI ("and") at the
beginning of 22:2. Yet I wondered if there might be a series with three
main items (river of life, tree, no curse: v. 1, v. 2, and v. 3). However
both verses 1 and 3 have main verbs; it seems odd that the middle item in a
series would lack the verb. No, I think that verse 2 should have a verb
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