Rom 12:9 hH AGAPH ANUPOKRITOS

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jan 7 11:08:07 EST 1999


At 9:53 AM -0500 1/7/99, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>At 08:03 AM 1/7/99 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>>At 8:07 AM -0500 1/7/99, Jonathan Robie wrote:
>
>>Or an implicit ESTW, I'd say.
>
>Hmmm.... I'm not sure how to do a search for examples with implicit ESTW
>(grin!)
>
>Can anyone furnish an example or two of this? (I'm not doubting Carl, I
>just learn well from examples.)

Jonathan, you might want to check BDF #468 (2); this doesn't discuss our
phrase specifically, but deals with the whole passage from 12:6ff. as a
series of very loosely conjoined bits of exhortation.

Hesiod WD 320 CRHMATA D'OUC hARPAKTA, QEOSDOTA POLLON AMEINW "Wealth
(should not be) seized; far better is God-given (wealth).

To be sure, the IMPLICIT imperative ESTW isn't the easiest thing to find,
but the ellipsis of the verb to be is so common when there's a noun subject
and a predicate nominative that you really needn't be so OLIGOPISTOS.

Carl W. Conrad
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