[B-Greek] Mark 12:38-40
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Fri Jan 2 18:48:47 EST 2009
Punctuation is essential for reading by sight; but it is only
reflection of understanding of the text and it is there to help the
readers understand (like verse-chapter numbering or capitalization).
No more, no less. [Some cases, it does affect decisively to one way or
2009/1/2 Tom Moore <tom at katabiblon.com>:
> Can any question about the GNT resolve solely on the punctuation?
> If someone were to write "beware wolves who wear sheep's clothing," and someone else later were to add a comma: "beware wolves, who wear sheep's clothing," if it were known that the comma is a later addition, could it be argued absolutely that the statement was originally intended as a generalized statement about wolves, based solely on the presence of the comma? While it is correct that the comma generalizes it, it wasn't in the original statement.
> Is this not what we have with the GNT: all punctuation are editorial additions that were not in the original autographs. In which case, the punctuation is great guidance, but by itself not the last word.
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