LOGIZOMAI: passive or active?

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Sun Mar 10 20:48:48 EST 2002

In a message dated 3/10/2002 5:45:53 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
moon at sogang.ac.kr writes:

It seems that LOGIZOMAI is used both with passive (Rom 4.3-4) and active 
meaning (1Cor 5.9). How is it possible?

That ELOGISQH in Rom 4.3 is translated as a passive is only as would be 
expected since it is, in fact, passive.  I assume therefore that you are 
actually referring to LOGIZETAI in 4.4.  Your reference of 1 Cor 5.9 is 
puzzling to me since my copy of Nestle-Aland (and I suspect yours as well) 
doesn't have a form of LOGIZOMAI.  I can only guess as to what passage you 
might refer.  If it should be 1 Cor 13.5, it likewise uses LOGIZETAI as does 
Rom 4.4.  The middle and passive of the deponents are the same.  In the one 
instance (1 Cor 13.5), we have the middle form used as an active.  In the 
other (Rom. 4.4) we have the passive form (which happens to be the same as 
the middle).


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