[B-Greek] Jn 12:44

Yancy Smith Y.W.Smith at tcu.edu
Fri Nov 18 09:12:31 EST 2005

I am sympathetic to your post, Iver, about the "semitic structure" of  
John. Before you made your post I began a search of the LXX looking  
for OU/ALLA phrases that might make this observation concrete enough  
to be supported with data. (Since the LXX is sometimes woodenly  
literal.) However, I haven't found any yet. Origen, of course, is  
much more philosophically Greek than Semitic, but I wonder whether OU/ 
ALLA ambiguities might also crop up in the papayri, whether it might  
be a feature of Egyptian Greek as well, but I don't know.
Yancy Smith
Y.W.Smith at tcu.edu
Brite Divinity School
Texas Christian University

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