[B-Greek] 2Cor. 1:21-22
kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 10 00:27:12 EDT 2009
The alternative reading needs to find some way to deal with the first
KAI, in v.22 hO KAI SFRAGISAMENOS hHMAS.
On Jun 9, 2009, at 12:30 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:
> 2COR. 1:21 hO DE BEBAIWN hHMAS SUN hUMIN EIS CRISTON KAI CRISAS hHMAS
> QEOS, 22 hO KAI SFRAGISAMENOS hHMAS KAI DOUS TON ARRABWNA TOU
> PNEUMATOS EN TAIS KARDIAIS hHMWN.
> 2COR. 5:5 hO DE KATERGASAMENOS hHMAS EIS AUTO TOUTO QEOS, hO DOUS
> hHMIN TON ARRABWNA TOU PNEUMATOS.
> Occasionally the consensus reading of a text is so well established
> that no alternative is even suggested. Reading M.J. Harris:2005 (2cor
> NIGTC) on 2Cor. 1:21-22 one might conclude that taking hO DE BEBAIWN
> hHMAS ... QEOS as a verbless predication is the only viable option
> (see also 2Cor 5:5). The only question up for discussion seems to be
> which constituent is the subject.
> But looking into the 19th century (Alford, Meyer) we discover some
> disagreements. Meyer cites two scholars who prefer to read hO DE
> BEBAIWN hHMAS ... QEOS as the subject, with everything in between
> " ... " modifying the subject and hO KAI SFRAGISAMENOS as the
> Reading outside the biblical greek texts, one can discover plenty of
> examples where a complex subject is split with modifiers placed
> between the components of the subject. I am not saying this is the
> best way to read 2Cor. 1:21-22, but it should at least be considered
> as an option worth looking at even if, at the end of the day, we end
> up joining the consensus.
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