John 10:28

Steven Craig Miller scmiller at
Fri Nov 5 20:01:15 EST 1999

To: David A Bielby,

<< What is the meaning of APOLWNTAI in this sentence? Do you have any
etymological information or syntax comments on OU MH APOLWNTAI which may
impact this verse? >>

One might translate OU MH APOLWNTAI as: "they won't never perish!" <g>

The active of AP-OLLUMI means "destroy, ruin, lose," the middle means: 
"perish, be destroyed, be lost." Also note that the active has the 1st 
aorist form: APWLESA, but the middle has the 2nd aorst form: APWLOMHN. Thus 
the subjunctive middle 2nd aorst stem is: APOL-

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)
scmiller at

 From Luther's Large Catechism: "Why, do you think, is the world now so 
full of unfaithfulness, shame, misery, and murder? It is because everyone 
wishes to be his or her own master, be free from all authority, care 
nothing for anyone, and do whatever he or she pleases. So God punishes one 
knave by means of another" (BoC 386.154).

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