[B-Greek] Matt 5:13 Can GH be the passive subject of hALISQHSETAI?

Elizabeth Kline kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 26 00:25:35 EDT 2007

On Jul 25, 2007, at 6:47 PM, Paul Zellmer wrote:

> My gut feel is that it is not, because it would require the EAN DE  
> clause to
> have hALAS as its subject, the next phrase (the question) to have  
> GH as its
> subject, and then the next clauses to return to hALAS as the  
> subject (unless
> the world is going to be tossed out and trampled.)

I think your intuitive objection is correct. With no indication of  
switched reference in the text the clause EIS OUDEN ISCUEI... is  
rendered particularly problematic if GH is the subject of hALISQHSETAI.

Elizabeth Kline

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