[B-Greek] Possible ellipsis in Jn 1:1
nikolaos.adamou at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 11 15:27:46 EST 2008
1 Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ Λόγος, καὶ ὁ Λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν Θεόν, καὶ Θεὸς ἦν ὁ Λόγος.
2 Οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν Θεόν.
1 en archē ēn o Logos kai o Logos ēn pros ton Theon kai Theos ēn o Logos
2 Outos ēn en archē pros ton Theon
The proposed second line "KAI hWS hO QEOS (PATHR) hHN QEOS" is not in the text.
It is confusing. What is the meaning of God father is God?
I do not understand what one may gain from altaration of the text.
Do we want to correct the Holy Spirit that guided the authors?
> Date: Sun, 9 Nov 2008 21:31:25 -0500
> From: kwonbbl at gmail.com
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [B-Greek] Possible ellipsis in Jn 1:1
> Lately this idea came to be. Is it possible to understand Jn 1:1 this way?
> EN ARCHi hHN hO LOGOS KAI hO LOGOS hHN PROS TON QEON
> KAI hWS hO QEOS (PATHR) hHN QEOS
> KAI QEOS hHN hO LOGOS
> Here, I have added on the second line what might have been an ellipsis
> (on the semantic level).
> Did I put Greek correctly? Should I remove KAI at the beginning of
> this clause? Something may be better than KAI on the third line?
> I wanted to say 'as the God (Father) is God, so is the Logos' and
> here I take the anarthrous QEOS 'God' with adjectival meaning in a
> sense of 'God-being'.
> Thank you for help.
> Oun Kwon.
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