The opening of 1 Peter

dan_rach dan_rach at
Sun May 19 16:54:58 EDT 2002

> This rather bizarre jeu d'esprit has drawn no comments thus far, which
> makes me hesitate to touch it with a long stirring-fork, but I'd hate to
> think that some novices in Greek might take seriously the proposition that
> the prepositional phrases in question are syntactically independent, more
> or less, from the sentence structure within which they appear.

Agreed (from my point of view), but I remain intrigued by the idea that EN
and EIS might be qualifying PROGNOSIS, while only KATA qualifies the
EKLEKTOS (or APOSTOLOS, or both, which is Selwyn's view in his commentary).
Is there any mileage in this?

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