PURIZW??

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jan 16 13:28:32 EST 2002


At 12:20 PM -0500 1/16/02, Jeff Smelser wrote:
>1 Maccabees 1:56 has KAI TA BIBLIA TOU NOMOU hA hEURON, ENEPURISAN EN PURI
>KATASCISANTES
>
>"and the books of the law which they found, they burned with fire after
>tearing [them] up"
>
>I assume ENEPURISAN, aor. 3rd p. pl. of EMPURIZW, is from EN + PURIZW,
>however I can't find PURIZW attested. Does anyone know of this verb other
>than in the compound form, EMPURIZW?

There isn't anything in the LSJ at Perseus under PURIZW, and the cited
instances of EMPURIZW appear to be drawn from the LXX only.
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Carl W. Conrad
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