IOUDAIOUS TE KAI hELLHNAS (Rom 3:9)

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Oct 9 00:09:47 EDT 2001


At 9:09 PM -0500 10/8/01, jldrick at juno.com wrote:
>Folks,
>
>	While we are discussing Romans 3: 9,
>"IOUDAIOUS TE KAI hELLHNAS," may I ask to what
>does PANTAS refer?
>
>	Does it mean all of both groups?
>
>	Does it mean all hELLHNAS, remembering
>that there were many Gentile nations, but only one
>Jewish nation?
>
>	Since IOUDAIOUS is plural, is it better to
>see this and hELLHNAS as applying to individuals
>and not nations?
>
>	Would it be a better translation to render
>this as, "Jews and all Gentiles are under sin," or
>as, "Jews and Gentiles are all under sin?"
>
>			Jim Drickamer
>			Baton Rouge, La.

Text: PROHiTIASAMEQA GAR IOUDAIOUS TE KAI hELLHNAS PANTAS hUF' hAMARTIAN EINAI

No: PANTAS is predicative with EINAI: it must be " ... Jews and Greeks as
well to be all subject to sin."
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Carl W. Conrad
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