Participle in Matt 17:25

Jean-Francois Racine Jean-Francois_Racine at
Thu Jul 22 16:48:27 EDT 1999

At 01:38 PM 7/22/1999 -0700, you wrote:
>Are you asking about the parsing of ELQONTA?
>ELQONTA is an aorist active participle masculine accusative singular.  It
>modifies AUTON (= Peter).  So...
>When Peter came into the house (where Jesus was), Jesus preceded him (Peter)
>(in speaking about the didrachma tax), asking, etc.

That makes a lot of sense.
Now, would you deem a variant reading in codex D, that has EISELQONTI
(dative), a scribal blunder or does it have some sense to put a dative
participle here?

Jean-Francois Racine
Departement de sciences religieuses et ethique
Universite du Quebec a Chicoutimi
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Chicoutimi, QC
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