reznik1 at juno.com
Fri Aug 24 23:08:11 EDT 2001
I understand that DIA means "through", but I don't understand how Paul is
going to send people to Jerusalem "through letters".
On Fri, 24 Aug 2001 19:44:15 -0400 "Carl W. Conrad"
<cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu> writes:
> 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
> >"And when I arrive, whomsoever ye shall approve, them will I send
> >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
> 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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