[B-Greek] ACTS 18:18 TOIS ADELFOIS
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Dec 20 13:22:40 EST 2006
On Dec 20, 2006, at 1:04 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
> ACTS 18:18 hO DE PAULOS ETI PROSMEINAS hHMERAS hIKANAS TOIS ADELFOIS
> APOTAXAMENOS EXEPLEI EIS THN SURIAN, KAI SUN AUTWi PRISKILLA KAI
> AKULAS, KEIRAMENOS EN KEGCREAIS THN KEFALHN, EICEN GAR EUCHN.
> Parsons & Culy take TOIS ADELFOIS with PROSMEINAS hHMERAS hIKANAS.
> Bruce (NICNT Acts 2nd ed) joins TOIS ADELFOIS with APOTAXAMENOS.
> APOTASSW frequently takes a dative argument, see Danker's 3rd page
> 123 under APOTASSW. Barrett (Acts ICC) solves the dilema by not
> translating TOIS ADELFOIS at all!
> I don't see any textual variants that support Barrett's decision,
> furthermore I would expect Culy who appears to be a generative
> linguist to at least give some comment on his decison since the focus
> of Parsons & Culy is syntax.
I'd take APOTAXAMENOS with TOIS ADELFOIS.
Mk 6:46 KAI APOTAXAMENOS AUTOIS APHLQEN EIS TO OROS PROSEUXASQAI.
2 Cor 2:13 ... U, ALLA APOTAXAMENOS AUTOIS EXHLQON EIS MAKEDONIAN.
Seems to me that the parallels with these instances of the ptc. of
ANATAXASQAI with datives of person followed by verbs of departure is
pretty close. The verb really should have a middle lemma and has the
standard sense, "say farewell (to)."
Carl W. Conrad
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