[B-Greek] Gal 2 (Was Fw: OFFLIST 2 Tim 1:3, 2 Tim 3:15 "apo")

Polycarp66 at aol.com Polycarp66 at aol.com
Mon Feb 17 22:57:18 EST 2003

In a message dated 2/17/2003 10:38:03 PM Eastern Standard Time, 
luke_slate at yahoo.com writes:

> >I think you're misquoting me.  I said he was NOT compelled to be 
> circumcised. 
> Luke:
> I was just grabbing the last couple of words from verse 3.
> >...Actually, I should have translated that as "by those who are reputed to 
> be something, whoever they are, it doesn't matter." 
> Luke:
> I understand your concept of what is going on. What I am trying to get 
> straight is the legitimacy of joining verses 3 and 6 into a single 
> sentence, if indeed that is what you are enjoining.
> Let me rephrase the question. Are you suggesting that we translate "APO DE" 
> as "by the"?
> Are you suggesting that 3b and 6a are the same sentence?

I'm suggesting that it continues the thought that despite the attempts of the 
"false brothers" Titus was not compelled to be circumcised. Paul then 
indicates his indifference to authority, and then continues with the 
statement that nothing was laid upon him as a command beyond his practice 
that he had set forth.  Whether you wish to make it one long sentence or 
divide it up, that's the force of Paul's argument.


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