John 7:8 -- ANABHTE vs ANABAINW

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Mar 13 19:09:01 EST 2002


At 10:07 PM +0000 3/13/02, Mark Wilson wrote:
>John 7:8
>
>hUMEIS ANABHTE EIS THN hEORTHN:
>EGW OUK ANABAINW EIS THN hEORTHN TAUTHN,
>hOTI hO EMOS KAIROS OUPW PEPLHRWTAI.
>
>Would this clear things up a bit?
>
>English it this way:
>
>You all leave for the feast; [however,] I myself am not
>leaving for this feast, because my time is not present.

I don't think it gets to whatever the supposed problem may be that Mike
sees with the negated present tense of ANABAINW.

I would also question (a) whether we commonly use "feast" any more in
English to mean what hEWRTH means; (b) whether "my time is not present"
conveys much sense at all.

-- 

Carl W. Conrad
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