hOI for some in Mt 28:17?

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at sil.org
Sun May 26 02:00:51 EDT 2002

> I had returned to this passage in preparation for Sunday church, as it is
> the gospel reading for Trinity Sunday.
> A new question arose, if the list will tolerate a return to the OI DE
> diversion.
> Understanding the OI DE as a switch reference construction to refer to
> some among the disciples who worshiped Jesus upon seeing Him in Galilee,
> should the remaining verses then be understood as being words spoken
> primarily to those who wavered?
> This question is based on there being no switching back to the larger
> group.  This, I do not think, would exclude all the disciples from the
> commissioning, but might be considered as Jesus making a special point to
> comfort and encourage those who were doubting.
> Might the participle PROSELQWN imply that Jesus came specifically to those
> who were waivering and spoke words to encourage them?

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