TE in John

Maurice A. O'Sullivan mauros at iol.ie
Sat Jan 11 13:53:36 EST 2003

At 17:36 11/01/2003, "Iver Larsen" <iver_larsen at sil.org>  wrote:

>And what might "strong connective" possibly mean?

Perhaps expressing, in two words, what BDF 443.1 takes five to convey: >> 
rather close connection and relationship <<
( referring to  >> the connection of  clauses << )

>The second and third TE (4:48 and 6:18) are both discourse connectors which
>function to make a close link to the event(s) in the previous sentence.

The punctuation of N/A 27 indicates two clauses, broken by the 
versification, with the crit. app. for the first clause showing several 
variants, a fact possibly connected with two observations about TE

1. BDF remarks of TE in Jn. >> only 2:15; 4:32; 6:18; and always textually 
contestable. It is not surprising that TE was often confused with DE in the 
course of transmission; <<

2. Moulton [ A Grammar of N.T Greek vol. 3  p.338 ] >> It is not surprising 
that in textual transmission scribes and editors were unable to resist 
introducing TE, sometimes at the expense of DE <<

Maurice A. O'Sullivan  [ Bray, Ireland ]
mauros at iol.ie

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