[B-Greek] Phil 1:29
Carl W. Conrad
cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Mon Jun 26 09:59:18 EDT 2006
On Jun 26, 2006, at 8:57 AM, Muz wrote:
> 29 hOTI hUMIN ECARISQH TO UPER CRISTOU, OU MONON TO EIS AUTON
> PISTEUEIN ALLA
> KAI TO hUPER AUTOU PASCEIN.
> 29 For to you it has been granted for Christ's sake, not only to
> believe in
> Him, but also to suffer for His sake
> I apologize for not having my Wallace/Mounce with me...
> However, aren't "to believe" and "to suffer" more than simple
> They appear to either be articular infinitives with EIS and UPER
> prepositions, or articular prepositional phrases.
> Obviously the latter doesn't make a whole lot of sense...
> But the former would seem to be better translated "in order that
> you might
> believe" and "in order that you might suffer", reflecting a purpose
> and a
> result subjunctive feeling that often comes with articular
> Did I miss something?
Yes, I think you did; EIS standing within the first articular
infinitive phrase (TO EIS AUTON PISTEUEIN) AND hUPER in the second
(TO hUPER AUTOU PASCEIN) both govern their own objects: EIS AUTON and
hUPER AUTOU. Both articular infinitive phrases function
substantivally as subjects of ECARISQH: "Not only believing IN HIM
but also suffering ON HIS BEHALF has been granted you."
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Carl W. Conrad
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