[B-Greek] Force of KAI in 1 Cor 11:23?
goodacre at duke.edu
Thu Feb 17 21:28:34 EST 2011
Thanks, Carl. I agree with most of what you say; brief comments:
On 17 February 2011 11:25, Carl Conrad <cwconrad2 at mac.com> wrote:
> (a) The phrasing in 1 Cor 11:23 has the emphatic pronoun EGW in the
> main clause; this is absent in 15:3.
I agree with you about the force of the EGW; cf. Ellingworth and
Hatton, "The first I in this verse is emphatic in Greek, underlining
the contrast between the abuses at Corinth and the tradition that Paul
received" (Handbook, 259).
> (b) In chapter 15 again the tradition is cited as a basis upon wich Paul
> constructs his argument "contra Corinthios" about the reality of the
> resurrection, as earlier about what the ritual Eucharist really means.
Agreed, although there he is very much more "communal" in his approach
-- appeal to those who were in the movement before he was.
> (c) Of course Paul cannot claim to have been present with the
> disciples on the night of the betrayal, but he nevertheless claims to
> have received the tradition APO KURIOU. This phrasing reminds me
> of the phrasing of 1 Cor 1:11-12:
I think that's a typo for Gal. 1.11-12 but yes, and the real
similarity here is between 1 Cor. 15.1 (Γνωρίζω δὲ ὑμῖν, ἀδελφοί, τὸ
εὐαγγέλιον ὃ εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν, ὃ καὶ παρελάβετε . . GNWRIZW DE
hUMIN, ADELFOI, TO EUAGGELION hO EUHGGELISAMHN hUMIN, hO KAI
PARELABETE . . . ) and Gal. 1.11 .
> Of course, there's a good deal that has to be read between the lines in
> Gal 1 and some may argue that there's some special pleading here in
> his claim to have an altogether independent revelation of the gospel
> directly from Jesus Christ -- but it does suggest that when he writes,
> EGW GAR PARELABON APO TOU KURIOU, hO KAI PAREDWKA
> hUMIN, hOTI hO KURIOS IHSOUS ... ,
> he may very well be emphasizing the linkage in this PARADOSIS;
> from the Lord -- to Paul -- to the Corinthians. I still think that the
> emphatic EGW of 11:23 carries its full weight.
I agree, though I do think there has been some movement from Paul's
position in 1 Cor., which is much more inclined to cite Jesus
tradition, and his position in Gal., where he is keen to stress that
he gets everything by revelation.
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