[B-Greek] Lk 5:17 syntax of hOI clause

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Fri Nov 17 01:32:41 EST 2006


Lk 5:17

KAI EGENETO EN MIA TWN hHMERWN
KAI AUTOS HN DIDASKWN
KAI HSAN KAQHMENOI FARISAIOI KAI NOMODIDASKALOI
hOI HSAN ELHLUQOTES EK PASHS KWMHS THS GALILAIAS KAI IOUDAIAS KAI IEROUSALHM
KAI DUNAMIS KURIOU HN EIS TO IASQAI AUTON

A typical rendering (KJV):

"And it came to pass on a certain day,
as he was teaching,
that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by,
which were come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem:
and the power of the Lord was present to heal them"

Curiously Line 4 hOI clause is related to FARISAIOI KAI NOMODIDASKALOI. This
forces AUTON of Line 5 to refer to these. This makes no sense.

Some modern versions overcome the problem by deleting any reference to AUTON
of Line 5 or paraphrase as 'the sick'.

I like to take Line 3 as parenthetical and Line 4 hOI clause to refer to
AUTON on Line 5.  Am I on a right track to understand the syntax of the Gk
text this way?

Oun Kwon.



More information about the B-Greek mailing list