[B-Greek] FW: Shep 36:6
webb at selftest.net
Fri Apr 14 18:50:40 EDT 2006
MHDEN AUTWi PISTEUE
I think it means "don't believe him at all".
To give an NT example, see Rev. 2:10:
MHDEN FOBOU hA MELLEIS PASCEIN
Literally, "Fear nothing the things you are about to suffer", but really,
"Don't fear the things you are about to suffer at all".
MHDEN looks like it's functioning adverbially to me in both these
instances--maybe someone with better expertise can comment on that.
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> Shepherd of Hermas 36:6 reads : SU OUN EPIGNOUS TA ERGA AUTOU
> APOSTA AP'
> AUTOU KAI MHDEN AUTWi PISTEUE, hOTI TA ERGA AUTOU PONHRA EISI
> KAI ASUMFORA
> TOIS DOULOIS TOU QEOU.
> You therefore, recognizing his works, stay away from him and blieve him
> nothing, because his works are evil and harmful to the servants of God.
> My problem is with MHDEN in the accusative. I translated it using a
> prepositional phrase, which, if I were to translate it back into Greek
> be EN MHDENI. If I translate it using the accusative then the dative AUTWi
> does not seem to fit -> believe nothing of what he says (or something like
> I hope I made my question clear.
> Thank you.
> Bert de Haan.
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