[B-Greek] 1 Timothy 6,7
Kevin W. Woodruff
cierpke at prodigy.net
Tue Aug 24 21:10:44 EDT 2004
All commentators talk about the difficulty here
I howard Marshall give the following possiblilites
1). Oti expresses cause
2). Oti is loosely used to mean "just as" or even
3). There is an ellipsis with something like DHLON
4)Oti is resumptive
5) Oti is an Oti recitativum used like our quotation
marks to introduce a proverbial saying
6). Oti is not a conjuntion but the neuter form of
hOSTIS and therefore translated as "wherefore"
7). oti can seem to sometimes mean "so that"
8). The oti clause may give the basis of knowledge for
affirming the other clause like in Luke 7:47
9). This view says that the second line does not give
the reason why the content of the first line is known,
but rather the reaosn why the author puts it
forward... We must abandon our possessions at death
and a reason for this fact is our birth without any
possession: We have no right to posessions because we
are born without them
--- Eddie Mishoe <edmishoe at yahoo.com> wrote:
> OUDEN GAR EISHNEGKAMEN EIS TON KOSMON, hOTI OUDE
> EXENEGKEIN TI DUNAMEQA
> NET Bible note:
> The Greek conjunction hOTI usually means "because,"
> but here it takes the sense "so that" (see BDAG 732
> s.v. 5.c). This unusual sense led to textual
> ("it is clear that" or "it is true that"), as
> attempted to correct what appeared to be an error.
> simple conjunction is preferred on both internal and
> external grounds.
> I have not come across a satisfactory explanation
> this hOTI, including this NET note. Is there another
> meaning to hOTI that others have run across in their
> readings that would give a better sense to the
> relationship of these two clauses? (The second
> does not seem to me to follow logically from the
> first. Both may be true, but I don't see one lending
> support to the other.)
> Eddie Mishoe
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