[B-Greek] BOULEUSETAI in Lk 14:31
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Fri Feb 28 08:54:31 EST 2003
Luke 14:31 ... PRWTON BOULEUSETAI EI DUNATOS ESTIN ...
I'm translating it "will first take counsel (with himself) if he is
able", taking the middle BOULEUSETAI to mean "to take counsel with
oneself" (cf. RWP, BAGD)
How should this middle be classified? The force seems to suggest
"Reciprocal Middle", if we could think of the subject to be plural (as,
he's having a conference amongst himself, one says this, the other says
that...). Or is this really a "Indirect Middle", with the emphasis on
he's having a conference BY HIMSELF?
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