[B-Greek] Luke 2:27 EQIZW
Bryant J. Williams III
bjwvmw at com-pair.net
Sun Apr 27 19:19:54 EDT 2008
I would probably take this as "custom" and relate it back to 2:22-24 which is
referring to Exodus 13:2, 12 and Leviticus 12:8. All 2:27c "after the custom of
the Law" is referring to is found in 2:22, "according to the Law of Moses...
KATA TON NOMON MWUESEWS;" and 2:24, "according to that which is said in the Law
of the Lord...KATA TO EIRHMENON EN TOi NOMWi KURIOU."
2:22 KATA TON NOMON MWUESEWS
2:24 KATA TO EIRHMENON EN TOi NOMWi KURIOU
2:27 KATA TO EIQISMENON TO NOMOU
Luke is using three similar terms or phrases to say the same thing: that Joseph
and Mary obeyed and were faithful to the Law.
Here, Law of Moses = Law of the Lord = Custom. In Symbolic Logic: A=B, B=C,
Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
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From: "Carl Conrad" <cwconrad2 at mac.com>
To: "Tom Moore" <tom at katabiblon.com>
Cc: "B-Greek" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 27, 2008 2:06 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Luke 2:27 EQIZW
> On Apr 27, 2008, at 2:19 PM, Tom Moore wrote:
> > Luke 2:27
> > Καὶ [Συμεών] ἦλθεν ἐν τῷ πνεύματι
> > εἰς τὸ ἱερόν· καὶ ἐν τῷ
> > εἰσαγαγεῖν τοὺς γονεῖς τὸ παιδίον
> > Ἰησοῦν, τοῦ ποιῆσαι αὐτοὺς κατὰ
> > τὸ εἰθισμένον τοῦ νόμου περὶ
> > αὐτοῦ,
> > KAI [SUMEWN] HLQEN EN TWi PNEUMATI EIS TO hIERON: KAI EN TWi
> > EISAGAGEIN TOUS GONEIS TO PAIDION IHSOUN, TOU POIHSAI AUTOUS KATA TO
> > EIQISMENON TOU NOMON PERI AUTOU,
> > The phrase:
> > κατὰ τὸ εἰθισμένον τοῦ νόμου
> > KATA TO EIQISMENON TOU NOMOU
> > Is this "the thing which has been EQIZW'd by the law"? Or "the part
> > of the law which has been EQIZW'd"?
> Howzabout a third possibility: "the ethized thing of the law," i.e.
> the thing-made-customary of the law"?
> > Second, is this a judgment call, or is there a one way to say it to
> > mean one thing, and another way to mean the other?
> You have to first determine what TO EIQISMENON means ("the thing that
> has been customarily done") and then attach TOU NOMOU to it: it
> becomes "the thing of law that has been customarily done."
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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