[B-Greek] Jn 7:22 DIA TOUTO

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Nov 2 10:13:46 EST 2006


On Nov 2, 2006, at 9:20 AM, Oun Kwon wrote:

> I'm unsure of the verse break vv Jn 7:21 & 22.
>
> Jn 7:21b  hEN ERGON EPOIHSA KAI PANTES QAUMAZETE
> Jn 7:22a  DIA TOUTO MWUSHS DEDWKEN hMIN THN PERITOMHN
>
> Shouldn't DIA TOUTO belong to the end of v. 21 to explain QAUMAZETE
> (shocked BY IT)?

DIA TOUTO doesn't mean "by it" but "for this reason." What 7:22 says  
is "That's why Moses gave us circumcision ... "
There are 131 instances of DIA TOUTO in the GNT, all of them at the  
beginnning of a clause.

Carl W. Conrad
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