[B-Greek] Syntax of Mk 6:22 (UBS)
George F Somsel
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Sun Jan 21 14:27:46 EST 2007
I do thnk that those are "co-referential", however, I don't believe that it truly "breaks the cohesion of the narrative." That would be to expect an overly exact accounting of the relationship. Why should we expect more from these ancient texts than we are able to find every day in our ordinary conversation. Herod was acting in loco parentis and is therefore spoken of as her father. If this were a law court, then we might expect precision, but the gospel is not a court of law.
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From: Elizabeth Kline <kline_dekooning at earthlink.net>
To: greek <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Cc: Jonathan C.Borland <nihao at pobox.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2007 1:50:32 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Syntax of Mk 6:22 (UBS)
On Jan 21, 2007, at 1:32 AM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2007, at 9:32 PM, Jonathan C. Borland wrote:
>> My question regards the syntax of Mk 6:22 as printed in the UBS,
>> particularly the identification of THS QUGATROS AUTOU hHRWDIADOS.
>> KAI EISELQOUSHS THS QUGATROS AUTOU hHRWDIADOS KAI ORCHSAMENHS
>> HRESEN TW
>> hHRWDH KAI TOIS SUNANAKEIMENOIS (Mk 6:22a).
>> Syntax generally would indicate that it is Herod's daughter who is
>> Herodias. My question is whether or not the syntax of the text above
>> in any way can allow for the daughter to be Herodias'.
> No, it cannot; that would surely require THS QUGATROS AUTHS.
> The MS reading has been questioned, but the sense of the text printed
> in the UBS can only be that it is Herod's daughter.
Which raises the question is THi MHTRI AUTHS (MK 6:24,28)
coreferential with hHRWiDIADA THN GUNAIKA FILIPPOU TOU ADELFOU AUTOU
(Mk 6:17)? Narrative cohesion would appear to require a positive
answer to this question. It looks like the UBS reading is more than
just a difficult reading. It is a reading that breaks the cohesion of
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