Rom 4:19: The main idea in the participle?

Moon-Ryul Jung moon at sogang.ac.kr
Thu Jan 2 08:46:53 EST 2003


Douglas Moo in his commentary translated Rom 4:19 as follows:

KAI MH ADQENHSAS TH PISTEI KATENOHSEN TO hEAUTOU SWMA [HDH] VEVEKRWMENON,
hEKATONTAETHS POU hUPARCWN, KAI THN VEKRWSIN THS MHTRAS SARRAS.

Abraham did not weaken in faith even when he considered his own body,
as good as dead- for he was about a hundred years old - and the 
barrenness of the mother, Sarah. 

He explains his decision as follows:

 But Greek does allow for a reversal of these roles, with the
 finite verb expressing the subordinate thought, and his makes
 good sense in the present case [ See Zerwick, Biblical Greek, 
 section 263, 376).

Are there any good evidences for Moo's argument?

Moon
Moon R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea






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