Capitalized EAN? (or is that ;)

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Fri May 3 05:26:46 EDT 2002

At 9:00 PM -0500 5/2/02, Michael Allen wrote:
>Please forgive a rather easy question from someone re-establishing his Greek
>after many years;
>But in John 14:15 the first word is EAN.  It's capitalized.  Why?

This is simply the editors' decision that a new paragraph should begin with
this verse; you'll find another at 14:25, then another at the beginning of
chapter 15. This is simply a convention, and it is one that some editors of
Greek texts observe, others do not. Even where there is no problem in the
MSS, there is often a difference of judgment regarding punctuation and how
best to represent textual divisions.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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