[B-Greek] Thayer's Greek-English Lexicon
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Jun 21 21:58:33 EDT 2006
On Jun 21, 2006, at 8:38 PM, Douglas Clark wrote:
> Can you tell me if the following statement from Luke 16 is correct?
> "And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's
> table: MOREOVER the DOGS came and licked his sores." The word is
> and should be translated THE OTHER."
> Luke 16:19-26...The rich man clothed in purple and fine linen is
> typical of
> the kings and priests of God -- Israel; while Lazarus (whom God aids)
> represents the Gentiles. One clarifying point is found in verse 21;
> that is,
> when an obscure word is translated properly: "And desiring to be
> fed with
> the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: MOREOVER the DOGS
> came and
> licked his sores." The word is MOREOVER, and should be translated
> THE OTHER.
> When rendered properly a great deal of light breaks upon the
> horizon of our
> understanding. It would then read -- "THE OTHER DOGS licked his
> (Thayer's Lexicon).
Text: ALLA KAI hOI KUNES ERCOMENOI EPELEICON TA hELKH AUTOU.
The word in question is ALLA, it is an adverbial conjunction normally
conveyed in English by "but," "on the conrary," or "on the other
hand." It can NOT function as an adjective qualifying KUNES (that
would have to be ALLOI).
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)
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