1Cor 16:3

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Fri Aug 24 19:44:15 EDT 2001


At 6:39 PM -0700 8/24/01, Dmitriy Reznik wrote:
>Dear friends:
>I have a question conserning usage of DIA in 1Cor 16:3.
>hOTAN DE PARAGENWMAI, hOUS EAN DOKIMASHTE, DI' EPISTOLWN, TOUTOUS PEMPSW
>etc.
>"And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send with
>letters to carry your bounty unto Jerusalem".
>Is it correct to translate DIA as "with"? And if not, what can it mean in
>the text?

Not "with", in my opinion, but rather "by means of". Louw & Nida:

90.8 DIA (with the genitive): a marker of the instrument by which something
is accomplished - 'by means of, through, with.' GRAFEIN OUK EBOULHQHN DIA
CARTOU KAI MELANOS 'I would rather not write with paper and ink' 2 Jn 12.
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Carl W. Conrad
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