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

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Sat Oct 27 16:53:26 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

My apologies for neglecting to respond to the second part of your question regarding whether the dative should be locative or instrumental.  While there is no strictly gramatical reason that it could not be instrumental, I think it should fairly clearly be locative since this is the normal usage of THi DECIAi in biblical texts.  Christ is everywhere described as "sitting" at the right hand" indicating the place of power and authority.  In the case of these two verses it does describe the attainment of that state, but I don't think that its basic usage is altered here.

 
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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