Lk 4:1 EN THi ERHMWi (Luke in Codex Bezae issue)
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Oct 2 19:29:27 EDT 2002
Forwarded for George Somsel >Polycarp66 at aol.com>:
Date: Wed, 2 Oct 2002 18:57:40 EDT
In a message dated 10/2/2002 8:38:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu writes:
>- KAI HGETO EN TWi PNEUMATI EN THi ERHMWi. [D05 B , L, W , Sinaiticus,
>579, NA27 ]
>- KAI HGETO EN TWi PNEUMATI EIS THN ERHMON. [A K M U etc]
>- KAI HGETO UPO TOU PNEUMATOS EIS THN ERHMON. [N, 700]
>1. With AGW, a verb of movement, we expect the preposition EIS; With EN,
>wouldn't this verb have to be taken in a figurative sense?
>Hereby Luke stated at the outset that he was using an image to indicate the
>state of mind of Jesus who had NOT literally gone into the desert.
6. EN is somet[imes]. used w[ith]. verbs of motion where EIS would normally
be expected (Diod. S[iculus]. 23, 8, 1 ANNWN EPERASE EN SIKELIAi . . . [KTL]
I would not understand this as figurative. In the other cases noted in
BAGD it is quite literal. I don't see anything in the context which
implies that this is somehow figurative.
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