[B-Greek] Eph.2:8 the faith

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Tue Jul 24 06:15:15 EDT 2007

NA27 and UBS4 don't have the article THS; it's in TR and MT but it  
doesn't seem well attested in the older MSS. Nor do I see how it  
would be thought that the article "improves" the reading without it.

On Jul 24, 2007, at 5:09 AM, wmhboyd at aol.com wrote:

> In John Eadie's Commentary on the Greek Text of Paul's Letter to the
> Ephesians he says on page 150 concerning Ephesians 2:8, DIA THS
> PISTEWS, that the article before PISTEWS is "giving it a subjective,"
> and "is best rendered, as Alfred says, by a possessive." I would have
> expected the opposite. Why is it not, "By grace you are saved through
> the faith" as in "through the gospel" (Eph.1:13 - the word of truth,
> the gospel of your salvation), instead of "through your faith" as in
> "through your believing" (also Eph. 1:13 - "having believed...").
> William (the barbarian) Boyd
> Greensboro, NC
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Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)

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