Participle in Matt 17:25
alan_hultberg at peter.biola.edu
Thu Jul 22 17:10:29 EDT 1999
>>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
I can see no reason for a dative. It doesn't seem from the textual apparatus
also changed AUTON to a dative; is this correct? The only reason for the
variant, I think, would be an unintentional error on the part of the scribe,
from a smudged exemplar that made the A look like an I? Of from itacism--he
heard I when A was pronounced (though that isn't a normal mistake).
Anyone else have an idea?
More information about the B-Greek