[B-Greek] Acts 2:33 and 5:31

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 27 16:46:07 EDT 2007


Acts 2.33
33 τῇ δεξιᾷ οὖν τοῦ θεοῦ ὑψωθείς, τήν τε ἐπαγγελίαν τοῦ πνεύματος τοῦ ἁγίου λαβὼν παρὰ τοῦ πατρός, ἐξέχεεν τοῦτο ὃ ὑμεῖς [καὶ] βλέπετε καὶ ἀκούετε. 

THi DECIAi OUN TOU QEOU hUYWQEIS, THN TE EPAGGELIAN TOU PNEUMATOS TOU hAGIOU LABWN PARATOU PATROS, ECEXEEN TOUTO hO hUMEIS [KAI] BLEPETE KAI AKOUETE

31 τοῦτον ὁ θεὸς ἀρχηγὸν καὶ σωτῆρα ὕψωσεν τῇ δεξιᾷ αὐτοῦ [τοῦ] δοῦναι μετάνοιαν τῷ Ἰσραὴλ καὶ ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν. 

TOUTON hO QEOS ARXHGON KAI SWTHRA hUYWSEN THi DECIAi AUTOU [TOU DOUNAI METANOIAN TWi ISRAHL KAI AFESIN hAMARTIWN

While THi DECIAi frequently is used to designate the stative position of Christ I see a factor which would lead to the conclusion that this involves movement toward a goal.

When used statively, it usually has a stative verb, i.e. one describing a state.  See Mt 24.64

4 λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· σὺ εἶπας. πλὴν λέγω ὑμῖν· ἀπʼ ἄρτι ὄψεσθε τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ ἀνθρώπου καθήμενον ἐκ δεξιῶν τῆς δυνάμεως καὶ ἐρχόμενον ἐπὶ τῶν νεφελῶν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ. 

LEGEI AUTWi hO IHSOUS, "SU EIPAS; PLHN LEGW hUMIN, 'AP' ARTI OYESQE TON hUION TOU ANQRWPOU 
*** KAQHMENON *** EK DECIWN THS DUNAMEWS

Here, in these two passages in your question, we have a verb which describes an action rather than a state in hUYOW and would therefore seem to require a locative decribing the goal of the action.

 
george
gfsomsel
 
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----- Original Message ----
From: Rosangela Lira <rosangelalira at terra.com.br>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Saturday, October 27, 2007 3:59:05 PM
Subject: [B-Greek] Acts 2:33 and 5:31

Dear b-greekers,

I've noticed that the several versions, on translating the dative in Acts 2:33 and 5:31, are divided between at/to God's right hand, and with/by God's right hand. Would any of the two translations, for some reason, be better or more probable?

Rosangela Lira
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