[B-Greek] HSAIAS 53:7
albert.pietersma at sympatico.ca
Wed Feb 4 01:16:54 EST 2004
No there has been no significant change in the meaning. What you have
in mind, however, is DIA + a noun in the accusative (= a phrase). In
Esa 53:7 (and often in Greek) DIA introduces an infinitive, hence a
VERBAL noun which, qua VERB, has a subject and can also have an object.
In that case, DIA introduces a clause and is functionally a
subordinating conjunction. The subject of TO KEKAKWSQAI in Esa 53:7 is
the same as preceding AUTOS (i.e. AUTON) but left unexpressed. A
somewhat literalistic translation would be "on account of the fact that
he has been ill-treated."
On Feb 4, 2004, at 1:04 AM, walt seevers wrote:
> Re: DIA TO KAKWSQAI
> I'm curious about this usage of DIA. My Homeric dictionary says that
> with the accusative can mean "during," in addition to the other usages.
> If this holds true for LXX Greek, then Richards second option
> his ordeal"(during his affliction, while he was being ill-treated)
> be better Did DIA with the accusative over the years lose this
> Walt Seevers
> Missoula Montana
> Albert Pietersma writes:
>> The NETS translation of Esa 53.7 (by Moises Silva) will read:>
>> 7 And he, because he has been ill-treated, does not open his
> mouth; like a sheep he was led to the slaughter, and as a lamb is
> before the one shearing it, so he does not open his mouth.
> Richard Ghilardi wrote:>
> Is. 53:7 -- KAI AUTOS DIA TO KEKAKWSQAI OUK ANOIGEI TO STOMA' hWS
> PROBATON EPI SFAGHN HCQH KAI hWS AMNOS ENANTION TOU KEIRONTOS AUTON
> AFWNOS hOUTWS OUK ANOIGEI TO STOMA AUTOU.
> My question is about the phrase DIA TO KEKAKWSQAI. Does it mean:
> 1) "because he was abused" or "because of what he suffered"
> 2) "throughout his ordeal"
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