[B-Greek] FW: Shep 36:6
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Fri Apr 14 19:35:17 EDT 2006
MHDEN is assuredly adverbial here: "Put no trust in him at all!" It
is not at all uncommon for OUDEN and MHDEN to be used adverbially.
On Apr 14, 2006, at 6:50 PM, Webb wrote:
> 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
> "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.
> Webb Mealy
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>> Subject: [B-Greek] Shep 36:6
>> 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
>> My problem is with MHDEN in the accusative. I translated it using a
>> prepositional phrase, which, if I were to translate it back into
>> 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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Carl W. Conrad
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