[B-Greek] Diognetus 12:8, conditional sentence?
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Tue Apr 19 21:55:26 EDT 2005
On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 20:45:21 -0400 "Scott Wells"
<wellsscott at bellsouth.net> writes:
> hOU XULON FERWN KAI KARPON AIRWN TRUGHSEIS AEI TA PARA QEWi
> I am struggling with how to make since of this verse. I'm leaning
> taking the participles as the protasis of a conditional sentence
> with the
> future as the apodosis. That's probably not good Koine, but with
> being part of the Attic revival, I am wondering if this might be
> way of rendering it. I am currently trudging my way through Smyth
> for an
> explanation, but if someone could point me in the right direction it
> certainly help me get more sleep tonight.
> Scott Wells
> scott.alton.wells at us.army.mil
The OU connects with what has been said before "concerning which." The
participles FERWN and hAIRWN would be indicative of manner or means "by
bearing [carrying] the tree [scil. 'the cross'] and plucking [its] fruit
you will gather [achieve] what is desireable before God"
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