Mark 3:16-19: what a strange construction!
moon at sogang.ac.kr
Wed Jan 8 06:56:00 EST 2003
I am reading Mark. This time it goes well. I hope to finish it this time
Mark 3:16 - 19:
[KAI EPOIHSEN TOUS DWDEKA]
(1) KAI EPEQHKEN ONOMA TWi SIMONI PETRON,
(2a) KAI IAKWBON TON TOU ZEBEDAIOU KAI OWANNHN TON ADELFOU TOU IAKWBOU
(2b) KAI EPEQHKEN AUTOIS NONMA[TA] BOANHRGES, ...,
(3) KAI ANDREAN KAI FILIPPON KAI ..... KAI IOUDAN ISKARIWQ.
I expect the paragraph (1)-(3) to be a list of names.
(3) is a list of names. (2a) is a list of names, and (2b) is
an explanation about the listed names. Because (2h),
as a sentence, is added to a list of names, it looks strange.
But if we think (2b) as a parenthetical remark, it is acceptable.
However, (1) presents a real problem. It talks about Simon, without
first presenting his name. If I had
SIMON KAI EPEQHKEN ONOMA AUTWi PETRON,
I would not complain, because I can take KAI EPEQHKEN ONOMA AUTWi PETRON
as a parenthetical remark.
Is there any way to make sense of the above construction?
Moon R. Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea
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