Hebrews 10:22

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Aug 3 16:57:29 EDT 2000


At 3:33 PM -0500 8/3/00, Lynn Trapp wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Jon D. Boyd [mailto:johanan at juno.com]
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 5:14 PM
>> To: Biblical Greek
>> Subject: [b-greek] Hebrews 10:22
>
>
>> Am I correct in seeing these two participles as causal?  This
>> would give
>> the sense, "Let us draw near . . . because our hearts are
>> sprinkled . . .
>> because our bodies are washed . . ."
>
>
>Is it possible to view the participles as modal instead of causal? If we do
>then would it suggest that the sprinkled heart and the washed body is the
>means by which we draw near to God?

Since the participles are perfect tense--stative--the modal sense seems
less reasonable to me than the causal: "Now that our hearts are sprinkled
..." "Inasmuch as ..."

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Carl W. Conrad
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