[B-Greek] Luke 12:8 [was Luke 13:8 EN EMOI]
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 10 17:28:24 EST 2010
Moulton has an explanation for this
One further ἐν EN may be noted for its difficulty, and for its bearing on Synoptic questions,—the ὁμολογεῖν ἔν τινιhOMOLOGEIN EN TINI which is common to Mt 10:32and Lk 12:8: this is among the clearest evidences of essentially identical translations used in Mt and Lk. W. F. Moulton (WM283 n.) cites, apparently with approval, Godet’s explanation—“the repose of faith inHim whom it confesses”: so Westcott, quoting Heracleon, who originated this view (Canon5305 n.). Deissmann (In Christo60) quotes Delitzsch’s Hebrew rendering יוֹדֶה בִי, [YoWDeH BiY] and puts it with Mt 3:179:3411:623:21, as an example of a literal translation “mit ängstlicher, die hermeneutische Pedanterie nahelegender Pietät.” Dr Rendel Harris recalls the Græcised translation in Rev 3:5, and gives me Syriac parallels. On the whole, it seems best not to look for justification of this usage in Greek. The agreement of Mt and Lk, in a point
where accidental coincidence is out of the question, remains the most important element in the whole matter, proving as it does that Luke did not use any knowledge of Aramaic so as to deal independently with the translated Logiathat came to him.
Moulton, J. H. (2006). A Grammar of New Testament Greek, Volume 1: Prolegomena. Vol. 1: 2d ed., with corrections and additions. (104). Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.
… search for truth, hear truth,
learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
defend the truth till death.
- Jan Hus
----- Original Message ----
From: Marilyn Phemister <windmill65 at yahoo.com>
To: B-Greek <B-Greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sun, January 10, 2010 3:09:48 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Luke 13:8 EN EMOI
I'm having a little trouble understanding the use of EN with EMOI in
Λέγω δὲ ὑμῖν, πᾶς ὃς ἂν ὁμολογήσῃ ἐν ἐμοὶ ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀνθρώπων, καὶ ὁ
υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ὁμολογήσει ἐν αὐτῷ ἔμπροσθεν τῶν ἀγγέλων τοῦ θεοῦ
LEGW DE hUMIN, PAS hOS AN hOMOLOGHSHi EN EMOI EMPROSQEN TWN ANQRWPWN,
KAI hO hUIOS TOU ANQRWPOU hOMOLOGHSEI EN AUTWi EMPROSQEN TWN AGGELWN
It seems to me like it would mean the same thing without EN before EMOI
or if used with it, the infinitive "to be" would be understood. Can
anyone help me understand this better?
B-Greek home page: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek
B-Greek mailing list
B-Greek at lists.ibiblio.org
More information about the B-Greek