[B-Greek] Titus 1:6, not in accusation of what?
jeffsmelser at ntgreek.net
Wed Aug 24 12:53:16 EDT 2005
It seems to me some translations miss it in Titus 1:6, but I'd like to
run this by list members in the event I'm the one who is missing
something. The phrase in question is MH EN KATHGORIAi ASWTIAS H
ANUPOTAKTA (μὴ ἐν κατηγορίᾳ ἀσωτίας ἢ ἀνυπότακτα, "not in accusation of
dissipation or rebellious").
Some translations (those that I think miss it) take both ASWTIAS and
ANUPOTAKTA as being governed by EN KATHGORIAi. But ASWTIAS is a gen.
noun specifying the kind of accusation in view, while ANUPOTAKTA is an
adjective, neuter acc., agreeing with TEKNA. So then I understand the
text to indicate that the children shouldn't be accused of dissipation
and they shouldn't be rebellious. That's the meaning rather than "not
accused of dissipation or rebellion" (NAS), which construes ANUPOTAKTA
as a noun and suggests that the point is the children shouldn't be open
to accusation of either dissipation or rebellion.
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