2Pet 3:6 DI' hWV

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Sep 3 16:01:11 EDT 2001


At 4:06 PM -0400 9/3/01, George Blaisdell wrote:
>George Blaisdell
>Roslyn, WA
>
>"Be not troubling of you the heart..."
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>>From: "Rev. Bryant J. Williams III"
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>>Dear Stirling and Thomas:
>
>>I laid out the Greek as follows without the verse markers beginning in
>>verse 5:
>
>>1. LANQANEI GAR AUTOUS TOUTO QELONTAS
>>2.     HOTI OURANOI HSAN EKPALAI
>>3.        KAI GH EX hUDATOS
>>4.        KAI DI' hUDATOS SUNESTWSA TO TOU QEOU LOGWi
>>5.                DI' WN hO TOTE KOSMOS hUDATI KATALUSQEIS
>>                         APWLETO
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>>Three times hUDWR is used in the last three lines.
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>I apologize for butting in, as I have not followed this thread, but does not
>WN refer to LOGW?  The text at 7 continues with TW AUTOU LOGW [by the same
>one's Word.]

No, George: you're missing the rough breathing over the omega; this is not
the participle of EIMI but the genitive plural of the relative pronon and
it cannot refer to the singular TWi LOGWi. And if it were the participle of
EIMI, it would be a nominative singular form and could not be governed by
DIA.

>The agency is established at the end of 5 with KAI DI' hUDATOS SUNESTWSA TO
>TOU QEOU LOGW = DIA TO TOU QEOU LOGW [UDATOS SUNESTWSA] - Emphasizing the
>standing out of the water of the earth, enclosed in the agency of the DIA
>... LOGW clause.  Then DI WN simply continues this agency, and TW AUTW LOGW
>wraps it up...
>
>This seems bullet proof, so I am guessing that I have missed something
>really obvious...
>
>geo
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