Ego Emi?

Wayne Leman wayne_leman at
Sat Sep 8 22:29:54 EDT 2001

Jim, which would be more accurate, to call the phrase a Septuagintism or a
Hebraism? In other words, *if* EGO EMI came into the LXX as a Hebraism or a
Hebraic feature of the Greek grammar of the LXX translators, would that not
push its history further back than the LXX itself?

Wayne Leman

> it is indeed a very common construction.  see for example ex 3 in the LXX.
> occurs in john a lot as well (as you know). some call it a
*septuagintism*.  i
> agree.
> best
> jim
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++
> Jim West, ThD

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