[B-Greek] Luke 21:8
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at ioa.com
Fri Nov 25 19:32:41 EST 2005
On Nov 25, 2005, at 3:24 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
> Dr. Conrad,
> On Nov 25, 2005, at 11:03 AM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>> For my part, I rather doubt that this can be resolved in terms of
>> any "rules."
>> I assume that the punctuation is inserted by the editors. My own
>> guess -- and I don't claim more for it than a guess -- is that the
>> evangelist intended us to understand these as two major claims/
>> assertions that will be made by messianic pretenders, not that each
>> of the messianic pretender will assert both propositions.
> This was also my take on it. If Luke had intended to make this
> explicit he could have used a construction like we find in Matt.
> 16:14 hOI DE EIPAN: hOI MEN IWANNHN TON BAPTISTHN, ALLOI DE HLIAN,
> hETEROI DE IEREMIAN H hENA TWN PROFHTWN. However by using a simple
> KAI to join the two sayings he leaves it somewhat open ended.
>> At any rate, I think that if the editors of NA27 had thought that
>> BOTH propositions are to be proclaimed by each of the messianic
>> pretenders, they would have omitted any punctuation before and
>> after the KAI.
> I am not quite sure about the logic of the punctuation.
In retrospect, I'm not either. I suppose it's possible that he DOES
intend that each pretender BOTH identifies himself as the Christ AND
declares that the time is at hand. But it certainly could be more
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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