Philippians 1:27

boyd at huxcomm.net boyd at huxcomm.net
Sat Mar 23 11:18:33 EST 2002


Dear B-Greekers,

I have two questions regarding Philippians 1:27.

MONON AXIWS TOU EUAGGELIOU TOU CRISTOU 
POLITEUESQE, hINA EITE ELQWN KAI IDWN hUMAS EITE 
APWN AKOUW TA PERI hUMWN, hOTI STHKETE EN hENI 
PNEUMATI, MIAi YUCHi SUNAQLOUNTES THi PISTEI TOU 
EUAGGELIOU 

1) With which words does the AKOUW go?  In my thinking, it is 
the main verb of the hINA clause.  e.g. hINA . . . AKOUW TA PERI 
hUMWN.  The hOTI then introduces the content of what he wants 
to hear.  

	Another understanding is that AKOUW goes with APWN.  In 
this understanding, a verb needs to be supplied in order to 
understand the hOTI clause (e.g. NJB: "I shall find," NIV: "I will 
know").  If this were the case, wouldn't we expect to see something 
like, EITE APWN KAI AKOUWN TA PERI hUMWN?

2) Is STHKETE EN hENI PNEUMATI better understood as "in one 
Spirit" (like 1 Cor. 12:13 & Eph. 2:18) or "in one spirit" (i.e. esprit 
de corps).  Against the majority, Gordon Fee in his NICNT 
commentary argues for the first option.  This question might better 
be addressed off-list.

Thanks,
Jonathan Boyd
Huxley, IA






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