[B-Greek] Question about Ignatius

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jun 7 19:59:18 EDT 2006

On Jun 7, 2006, at 7:49 PM, Octavio Rodriguez wrote:

> Igantius of Antioch in his Epistle TO THE SMYRNAEANS, said in  
> chapter II:
> Can i translate it as : "and as He truly raised up by himself" ?

No, this is reflexive: "raised himself up." It strikes me as very  
strange, inasmuch as the standard verb is ANESTH, which means  
essentially "he rose" -- intransitive.

Carl W. Conrad
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