[B-Greek] SOFIA SIRAX 19:4 - Hearts and Minds
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Mon Jul 30 00:02:48 EDT 2007
You are correct that the two have similarities. Similarity does not, however, mean quotation. The most that can be said is that there might be an allusion here. There is also a difference though in that Paul speaks of it as a trespass against one's body and Sirach against one's life / soul though I have some doubts that there is any intent to make any distinction between SWMA and YUXH.
1 Cor 6.18
ὁ δὲ πορνεύων εἰς τὸ ἴδιον σῶμα ἁμαρτάνει.
hO DE PORNEUWN EIS TO IDION SWMA hAMARTANEI
ὁ ἁμαρτάνων εἰς ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ πλημμελήσει.
hO hAMARTANW EIS YUXHN AUTOU PLHMMELHSEI
Therefore, O faithful Christian, search for truth, hear truth,
learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
defend the truth till death.
- Jan Hus
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] SOFIA SIRAX 19:4 - Hearts and Minds
Could the passage in I Corinthians 6:18 be related?
FEUGETE THN PORNEIAN. PAN AMARTHMA O EAN POIHSH ANQRWPOS EKTOS TOU
SWMATOS ESTIN. "O DE PORNEUWN EIS TO IDION SWMA AMARTANEI"
The thought and the grammar with the phrase O hAMARTANWN EIS
YUCHN AUTOU seems similar.
On Jul 29, 2007, at 1:14 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
> 19:2 Wine and women make the mind giddy,
> and the companion of prostitutes becomes reckless.
> 19:4 He who lightly trusts [in them] has no sense,
> and he who strays [after them] sins against his own life.
> Skehan (AB p.62) claims to base his readings from the ms groups GI
> and GII on Zeigler:1965. On the alternate reading in 19:4b he
> "Two MSS of GII substitute 'the one who is incontinent' for v
> who strays', and it is this limited clue that suggests relating v 4
> to the context of vv 1-3 rather than to vv 5-12 with which it seems
> to have no connection. '(strays) after them (the prostitutes of 2b)
> interprets 4b of GI in that sense ... (AB p.289).
SIR. 19:4 hO TACU EMPISTEUWN KOUFOS KARDIAi KAI hO hAMARTANWN EIS
YUCHN AUTOU PLHMMELHSEI
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