[B-Greek] Third-person commands & Ezra 1:3

Dr. Don Wilkins drdwilkins at sbcglobal.net
Sat Nov 12 19:09:46 EST 2005

Well, this is a bit of a stretch, but perhaps we could replace the  
question mark with a comma, then replace the comma after IOUDAIAi  
with the question mark. Then read it like this: "Who is there among  
you from all His people such that His God will be with him as he goes  
[or 'and he will go'] up to Jerusalem...? Then let him him  
rebuild..." You could not justify such a translation from the LXX  
Greek, but if you treat it strictly as translation Greek then the  
Hebrew conjunctions (KAI = WAW) and grammar have sufficient  
flexibility. I don't think the structure of the Hebrew favors such a  
translation, however.

Don Wilkins

On Nov 11, 2005, at 9:58 PM, Donald Vance wrote:

> Is it possible that in the two fut indic, the translator is suggesting
> an element of option, but the aorist impv for the third verb is
> because, if one goes up, one MUST build? In other words, those who  
> want
> to can go up, but you don't have to go up. However, if you go up, you
> must build. There is nothing like that implicit in the grammar of the
> Hebrew; there is simply a string of three marked jussives joined with
> conjunctive waw.
> Donald R. Vance, Ph.D.
> Professor of Biblical Languages and Literature
> Oral Roberts University
> dvance at oru.edu
> donaldrvance at mac.com
> On Nov 11, 2005, at 11:31 PM, Dr. Don Wilkins wrote:

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