[B-Greek] Luke 5:35 KAI hOTAN

Jonathan Robie jwrobie at mindspring.com
Thu Jul 5 07:30:58 EDT 2007


Luke 5:35 (Unicode) 

ἐλεύσονται δὲ ἡμέραι,
**καὶ ὅταν** ἀπαρθῇ ἀπ αὐτῶν ὁ νυμφίος 
τότε νηστεύσουσιν 
ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις.

Luke 5:35 (B-Greek Transcription)

ELEUSONTAI DE hHMERAI
**KAI hOTAN** APARQH AP AUTWN hO NUMPHIOS
TOTE NHSTEUSOUSIN
EN EKEINAIS TAIS hHMERAIS

I'm trying to grasp the force of KAI hOTAN in this text. The comma before it 
and my perhaps English sense of KAI make me think it should say something like:

"But the days are coming, and when the bridegroom has been taken from them ...."

But at least one reliable translation treats this more like:

"But the days are coming when the bridegroom is taken from them..."

What is the force of KAI hOTAN here?

Jonathan







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