[B-Greek] Galatians 4:9

Elizabeth Kline kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 1 15:41:57 EDT 2007


On Oct 1, 2007, at 8:27 AM, Stephen Walch wrote:

> νῦν δὲ γνόντες θεόν, μᾶλλον δὲ  
> γνωσθέντες ὑπὸ θεοῦ, πῶς  
> ἐπιστρέφετε πάλιν ἐπὶ τὰ ἀσθενῆ  
> καὶ πτωχὰ στοιχεῖα οἷς πάλιν  
> ἄνωθεν δουλεύειν θέλετε
>
> NUN DE GNONTES QEON MALLON DE GNWSQENTES hUPO QEOU PWS EPISTREPHETE  
> PALIN EPI TA ASQENH KAI PTWCHA STOICHEIA OIS PALIN ANWQEN DOULEUEIN  
> QELETE
>
> How does one understand Paul’s usage of the word ἄνωθεν  
> (ANQEN) in this verse? Is Paul just strengthening the usage of  
> πάλιν (PALIN)?

ANWQEN - Danker 3rd ed. "Oft. strengthened by πάλιν [PALIN] (CIG  
1625, 60; Wsd 19:6) Gal 4:9." Thankyou George.

Wis. 19:6 ὅλη γὰρ ἡ κτίσις ἐν ἰδίῳ  
γένει πάλιν ἄνωθεν διετυποῦτο  
ὑπηρετοῦσα ταῖς σαῖς ἐπιταγαῖς  
ἵνα οἱ σοὶ παῖδες φυλαχθῶσιν  
ἀβλαβεῖς

WIS. 19:6 hOLH GAR hH KTISIS EN IDIWi GENEI PALIN ANWQEN DIETUPOUTO  
hUPHRETOUSA TAIS SAIS EPITAGAIS hINA hOI SOI PAIDES FULACQWSIN ABLABEIS

PALIN ANWQEN in Gal. 4:9 looks like it might be a Hellenistic  
equivalent of PALIN AUQIS[Ion. AUTIS] or AUQIS  PALIN. On the other  
hand Alford cites Meyer in support of reading PALIN ANWQEN as  
equivalent to  Plut. solert. anim. p959 EK NEAS AUQIS ARCHS or PALIN  
EX ARCHS BARN. 16:8

BARN. 16:8 ... KAI ELPISANTES EPI TO ONOMA EGENOMEQA KAINOI, PALIN EX  
ARCHS KTIZOMENOI: DIO EN TWi KATOIKHTHRIWi hHMWN ALHQWS hO QEOS  
KATOIKEI EN hHMIN.

Barn. 16:8  καὶ ἐλπίσαντες ἐπὶ τὸ  
ὄνομα ἐγενόμεθα καινοί, πάλιν ἐξ  
ἀρχῆς κτιζόμενοι· διὸ ἐν τῷ  
κατοικητηρίῳ ἡμῶν ἀληθῶς ὁ θεὸς  
κατοικεῖ ἐν ἡμῖν.

I don't anything after H.Ridderbos and F.F.Bruce on Galatians so  
someone with a better library might be able to explain why Alford and  
Meyer's readings are no longer in vogue.

Elizabeth Kline







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