[B-Greek] Luke 13:35 AFIETAI
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Wed Jun 15 12:19:38 EDT 2005
On Wed, 15 Jun 2005 15:45:12 +0200 "Wieland Willker"
<willker at chemie.uni-bremen.de> writes:
> Luke 13:35
> IDOU AFIETAI UMIN O OIKOS UMWN
> What is the correct understanding of AFIETAI here?
> Some take it as: "your house is left to you".
> But e.g. Pallis (Notes, 1932) writes: "this addition is due to
> misunderstanding AFIETAI, which was taken to mean "is left" whereas
> it means EGKATALEIPETAI, "is being forsaken". ... The translation of
> UMIN by "unto you", or "to your own disposal" as Meyer puts it, is
> wrong; it is an ethic dative."
> ethic dative? Is that "your house has been abandoned you"?
> Best wishes
I find no whisper of an indication that AFIHMI means EGKATALEIPW. What I
find is that it means "given up" with the dative indicating those to whom
it is given. It is important to note the significance which is attached
OU MH IDHTE ME hEWS [hCEI hOTE] EIPHTE, EULOGHMENOW hO ERXOMENOW EN
It is thus God who is giving up "their" house "to them."
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