Luke 18:4a

Steven Lo Vullo doulos at merr.com
Fri Oct 19 22:09:07 EDT 2001


on 10/19/01 8:43 PM, B. D. Colt at babc2 at home.com wrote:

> KAI OUK HQELEN EPI CRONON.
> 
> I understand the words all right but I don't get the point to EPI CRONON.
> What does it mean in the sentence and why?  If it is an idiom, do you know
> of similar examples?

EPI can be a marker of "the extent of time within a unit" (Louw and Nida).
Here, EPI CRONON ("for a time") adverbially limits HQELEN. So the meaning is
"he was unwilling for a while, but afterwards...".
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Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI




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