[B-Greek] Luke 19:13
dj214 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Sep 10 05:33:26 EDT 2004
Steven Lo Vullo wrote:
> It had to do with a variant of PRAGMATEUSASQE, namely PRAGMATEUSASQAI,
> which, because of its ending, Wieland took for an infinitive. When he
> asked if PRAGMATEUSASQAI (which he took as an infinitive) in indirect
> discourse was "consistent with ERCOMAI," he was wondering whether the
> PERSON of ERCOMAI (first person) was consistent with PRAGMATEUSASQAI
> in the indirect discourse we would have if indeed PRAGMATEUSASQAI is
> taken as an infinitive. From what I know about indirect discourse,
> ERCOMAI would normally have been used in the third person in this
> instance if indeed PRAGMATEUSASQAI is taken as an infinitive.
I agree that /normally/ one would expect the third person in the whole
infinitive construction, but I am not sure whether this is necessarily
the case. Compare Acts 1:4
PARHGGEILEN ... PERIMENEIN THN EPAGGELIAN TOU PATROS HN HKOUSATE MOU.
I think that this is a good parallel to Wieland's version of Luke 19:13
with the infinitive PRAGMATEUSASQAI: indirect discourse with a return to
the second and first person singular in the relative clause.
Therefore I think that PRAGMATEUSASQAI can be genuine textual variant in
its own right (as the editors of NA27 apparently thought as well).
Perhaps the return to the first person in the following construction is
not common, but I don't think it is unparalleled.
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