[B-Greek] John 4:23-24

Clwinbery at aol.com Clwinbery at aol.com
Tue Jan 28 00:03:38 EST 2003


In a message dated 1/27/03 4:42:56 PM, haigler at msn.com writes:

>Greetings,
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>I have a question regarding John 4:23; specifically the last half of the
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>verse, which reads, TOIOUTOUS ZHTEI TOUS PROSKUNOUNTAS AUTON. is the verbal
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>or substantival aspect of the participle more in force here?  In other
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>words, does the grammar and syntax lend itself more to a rendering of
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>".such as those to worship him." or, rather awkwardly, ".such as those
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>worshiping him."  Also, how is TOUS PROSKUNOUNTAS functioning in 4:24?
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>Thanks for your help,
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>Joe Haigler
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>Fuquay-Varina, NC
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This would be the verbal (some call them adverbal) use of the participle. The 
participle is sometimes used is a way that we can translate it as an 
infinitive in English showing the purpose of the verb (Acts 22:5 for one).

Carlton Winbery
Louisiana College


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