EGW EIMI in Isaiah 47:8,10
johnwilking at hotmail.com
Sat Mar 17 01:52:34 EST 2001
>From: "Dan Parker" <stoixein at sdf.lonestar.org>
>Reply-To: "Dan Parker" <stoixein at sdf.lonestar.org>
>To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>CC: b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu
>Subject: [b-greek] Re: EGW EIMI in Isaiah 47:8,10
>Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2001 00:55:05 +0000 (GMT)
> > >Brian,
> > >I would be interested in understanding why the writer of Isaiah would
> > >consider that the use of the first person pronoun "ani" would be
> > >recognized as related to the Hebrew verb "eheyeh" either on or off
> > >
> > >Sincerely,
> > >Dan Parker
> > Are there any other instances in the LXX or Classical Greek in which EGW
> > EIMI, SU EI, AUTOS ESTIN or HMEIS ESMEN occur without a complement? I
> > have much chance to use TLG and besides I don't think it allows for
> > to include "without a complement."
> > My hunch is that AUTOS ESTIN without a complement would, in theory, be
> > equivalent to YHVH.
> > John C. Wilking
>Consider the use of EGW EIMI at John 9:9. There is no complement but it
>does not seem that anyone thought the blind man was calling himself YHVH.
I think EGW EIMI in John 9:9 is an example of an incomplete sentence with an
OUC OUTOS ESTIN O KAQHMENOS KAI PROSAITWN;
OUTOS ESTIN (O KAQHMENOS KAI PROSAITWN)...
EGW EIMI (O KAQHMENOS KAI PROSAITWN).
John C. Wilking
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