Rom 4:19: The main idea in the participle?
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 R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
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