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

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 13:51:17 EDT 2007

On 7/26/07, Paul Zellmer <pzellmer at sc.rr.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Webb, Elizabeth, and Carl.
> Webb, I noted that your translation is similar to the KJV, which actually
> leaves open the question of what is to be salted.  Either hALAS or GH works
> with that isolated clause in the translation.


Is it possible to take the subject of the verb as 'it' being left
unspecified (as the readers understand as neither 'salt' or 'earth'
but something like 'food')? Is it possible from taking the meaning of
the verb same as ARTUQHSETAI in parallel Lk14:34?

I read NKJ rendering 'how shall it be seasoned' in both Mt and Lk.
(cf. CEV 'How can it make food salty' in Mt, but 'how can it be made
to taste salty again' in Lk.)

I wonder whether these two verbs synonymous and interchangeable?


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