[B-Greek] Heb 6:19 Who/is entering/reaching the Holy of the Holies?
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Sat Mar 11 20:32:57 EST 2006
On Sat, 11 Mar 2006 19:35:46 -0500 "Oun Kwon" <kwonbbl at gmail.com> writes:
> I am copying down Heb 6:18 - 19 and the beginnig of v. 20.
> 6:18 hINA DIA DUO PRAGMATWN AMETAQETWN
> EN hOIS ADUNATON YEUSASQAI [TON] QEON
> ISCURAN PARAKLHSIN ECWMEN OI KATAFUGONTES
> KRATHSAI THS PROKEIMENHS ELPIDOS
> 6:19 hHN hWS AGKURAN ECOMEN THS YUCHS ASFALH TE KAI BEBAIAN
> KAI EISERCOMENHN EIS TO ESWTERON TOU KATAPETASMATOS
> 6:20 hOPOU PRODROMOS hUPER hHMWN EISHLQEN IHSOUS...
> How can I find the subject of ESERCOMENHN in v. 19?
> Thanks for your help.
> Oun Kwon
I've taken the liberty of adding rough breathings to your
The first connection with EISERCOMENHN is hHN at the beginning of v. 19.
Since this is a relative, it must itself refer back to another word. In
this case it is ELPIIDOS at the end of v. 18. This is confirmed by these
all being f. sg. The difference in case is, of course, due to the usage
in the sentence.
18 so that through two immutable facts in which it is impossble that God
should lie we who have fled to attain the proferred hope
19 which we have as a firm and reliable anchor of our soul and entering
into the inner curtain
20 where Jesus the precursor on our behalf entered in . . .
This can be a bit confusing in English as well so the RSV and NRSV both
solve any ambiguity by repeating "hope" rather than simply using a
relative so that it reads "We have this hope . . . a hope . . . ."
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