[B-Greek] Is "EN ARCH" different than "EN TH ARCH" - John 1:1

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Jul 28 12:24:28 EDT 2003


Forwarded for Elio Jucci, who surely intended this for the list rather than
for me [cwc]

>Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2003 16:14:52 +0200
>To: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
>From: jucci <eljucci at unipv.it>
>Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Is "EN ARCH" different than "EN TH ARCH" - John
>  1:1
>
>see also http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m2399/3_94/78825733/print.jhtml
>Harvard Theological Review July, 2001
>The Gospel of the Memra: Jewish Binitarianism and the Prologue to John.
>Author/: Daniel Boyarin
>
>
>
>>If you are asking strictly about John 1:1, then I don't think there'd be a
>>difference of meaning (EN THi ARCHi elsewhere could mean "in the realm" or
>>perhaps other things), but I think the absence of an article here is
>>accounted for primarily and simply by the fact that Genesis 1:1 in the LXX
>>begins EN ARCHi (as MT begins B-RSHT).
>>
>>Carl W. Conrad
>
>Elio Jucci
>
>  SETH - Semitica et Theologica
>  http://dobc.unipv.it/SETH/index.htm
>
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