Eph. 1:17 Function of EN
James S. Murray
jsmurray at execpc.com
Tue Jan 30 23:23:39 EST 2001
I would appreciate some help in understanding the function EN in Eph.
1:17. The text reads:
hINA hO QEOS TOU KURIOU hHMWN IHSOU CRISTOU, hO PATHR THS DOXHS, DWHi
hUMIN PNEUMA SOFIAS KAI APOKALUPSEWS EN EPIGNWSEI AUTOU
While a number of options seem possible to me (e.g. reference: "with
regards to knowing him", reason: "because you know him"), I was suprised
to find two translations that treat this as indicating purpose or
NIV: "so that you might know him better"
TEV: "so that you will know him"
I was not aware that EN could indicate purpose or result. Is this
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