[B-Greek] Fw: OFFLIST 2 Tim 1:3, 2 Tim 3:15 "apo"
Polycarp66 at aol.com
Polycarp66 at aol.com
Mon Feb 17 12:18:45 EST 2003
In a message dated 2/17/2003 10:21:13 AM Eastern Standard Time,
luke_slate at yahoo.com writes:
> Another place to look for clues concerning APO is in Gal 2:6 where Paul
> professes his complete independence of the Jerusalem apostles:
> Gal 2:6 <unicode snipped -- seek transliteration below>
> Here APO is taken as signifying "indepent from" as can be seen by the less
> compact statements:
> "...did not yield submission... ...added nothing to me...
1. EPEITA DIA DEKATESSARWN ETWN PALIN ANEBH EIS IEROSOLUMA META BARNABA
SUMPARALABWN KAI TITON; 2. ANEBHN DE KATA APOKALUYIN; KAI ANEQEMHN AUTOIS TO
EUAGGELION hO KHRUSSW EN TOIS EQNESIN, KAT' IDIAN DE TOIS DOKOUSIN, MH PWS
EIS KENON TREXW H EDRAMON, 3. ALL' OUDE TITOS hO SUN EMOI, hELLHN WN,
HNAGGKASQH PERITMHUHNAI; 4. DIA DE TOUS PAREISAKTOUS YEUDADELFOUS, hOITINES
PAREISHLQON KATASKOPHSAI THN ELEUQERIAN hHMWN hHN EXOMEN EN XRISTWi IHSOU,
hINA hHMAS KATADOULWSOUSIN, 5. hOIS OUDE PROS hWRAN EICAMEN TH hUPOTAGHi,
hINA hH ALHQEIA TOU EUAGGELIOU DIAMEINHi PROS hUMAS. 6. APO DE TWN
DOKOUNTWN EINAI TI, -- hOPOIOI POTE HSAN OUDEN MOI DIAFEREI; APO DE TWN
DOKOUNTWN EINAI TI, hOPOIOI POTE HSAN OUDEN MOI DIAFEREI; PROSWPON [hO] QEOS
ANQRWPOU OU LAMBANEI -- EMOI GAR hOI DOKOUNTES OUDEN PROSANEQENTO, 7. ALLA
TOUNANTION IDONTES hOTI PEPISTEUMAI TO EUAGGELION THS AKROBUSIAS KAQWS PETROS
THS PERITOMHS 8. hO GAR ENERGHSAS PETRWi EIS APOSTOLHN THS PERITOMHS
ENHRGHSEN KAI EMOI EIS EQNH . . .
1. Then after fourteen years I again went up to Jerusalem with Barnabas, also
taking along Titus. 2. I went up by revelation and accounted to them the the
gospel which I preach among the gentiles, privately to the respected ones,
lest I labor or labored in vain. 3. But not even Titus who was with me,
being a Greek, was compelled to be circumcised [[4. through the false
stealth brothers who sneaked in to spy out our liberty which we have in
Christ Jesus that they might enslave us. 5. To them we did not yield assent
for a moment [lit. 'hour'] that the truth of the gospel might endure for you
]] 6. by those regarded to be something -- whoever they were -- encumbered
me with nothing, but contrarily, seeing that I was entrusted with the gospel
for the uncircumcised as Peter the circumcised . . .
Here the double square brackets "[[" and "]]" set off what I take to be a
somewhat parenthetical remark. The whole indicates that "those in the know"
didn't compell Titus to be circumcised though there were some who would have
insisted on it. Therefore, I don't understand APO here as indicating any
"independence from" but rather that they are the source of the decision that
Titus need not be circumcised. Note in this regard Acts 15 where precisely
this question which was before the Council of Jerusalem (see 15.1 "EAN MH
PERITMHQHTE TWi EQEI TWi MWUSEW, OU DUNASQE SWUHNAI" and 15.19 "DIO EGW KRINW
MH PARENOXLEIN TOIS APO TWN EQNWN EPISTREFOUSIN EPI TON QEON".).
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