[B-Greek] 1 Cor 5:5 SWQHi: aorist subjunctive
George F Somsel
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Sat Jun 10 09:05:24 EDT 2006
hINA + subj indicates purpose. It says nothing regarding whether that purpose will be effectuated.
"Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu> wrote:
Forwarded (reformatted) for: "Patrick Casanova"
Date: June 10, 2006 4:04:36 AM EDT
Text: ... PARADOUNAI TON TOIOUTON TWi SATANAi EIS OLEQRON THS SARKOS,
hINA TO PNEUMA SWQHi EN THi hHMERAi TOU KURIOU.
In corinthians 5:5 Paul refers to a man being handed over to satan
for the destruction of his flesh "so that his spirit may be saved".
The Greek has "spirit" but then immediately has the verb "to save" in
the subjunctive mood. Should we take that to mean that the man's
spirit may or may not be saved, that it's only a possibility? I
thought the subjunctive mood conveyed certainty in a purpose or
result clause, which seems to be the case in cor 5:5. does the aorist
aspect limit what we can say about the verse?
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