[B-Greek] Eph. 2:15 KTIZW
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 23 19:27:07 EDT 2010
I haven't checked these yet, but you might take a look at
1 Ti 4.3
… search for truth, hear truth,
learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
defend the truth till death.
- Jan Hus
From: Jeff Smelser <jeffsmelser at ntgreek.net>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Fri, July 23, 2010 2:38:17 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Eph. 2:15 KTIZW
ἵνα τοὺς δύο κτίσῃ ἐν αὑτῷ εἰς ἕνα καινὸν ἄνθρωπον
hINA TOUS DUO KTISHi EN AUTWi EIS hENA KAINON ANQRWPON
To my eye, the use of KTIZW here seems to come close to our expression
"make [something] into [something]";
"...that in himself he might make/form the two into one new man"
However, I don't see any clear precedent anywhere for such a use of KTIZW.
Really, I suppose the question becomes the function of EIS. The alternative
would seem to be to take EIS in a final sense,
"...that in himself he might create the two for one new man."
(compare Sirach 39:29, ἔστιν πνεύματα ἃ εἰς ἐκδίκησιν ἔκτισται...πάντα ταῦτα εἰς
εκδίκησιν ἔκτισται, ESTIN PNEUMATA hA EIS EKDIKHSIN EKTISTAI...PANTA TAUTA EIS
I see a problem with that, if for no other reason, simply because the point of
the context isn't that Christ created Jews and Gentiles, but that he created the
one new man. It's also worth noting that Paul has just previously (vs. 10) used
EPI with KTIZW in this final sense.
Does anyone know of other occurrences of KTIZW with EIS that might shed light on
Is anyone aware of KTIZW being used in the sense of "make [something] into
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