[B-Greek] The object of METATIQEMAI APO (was "Etc., etc., without apologies to David Letterman")
George F Somsel
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Sat Jun 13 15:18:47 EDT 2009
That's one way to try to have your cake and eat it too. No, I think the "gospel of Christ" is contrasted to the "other gospel" to which Paul accuses them of changing their allegiance.
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learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth,
defend the truth till death.
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From: Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org>
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] The object of METATIQEMAI APO (was "Etc., etc., without apologies to David Letterman")
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From: "George F Somsel" <gfsomsel at yahoo.com>
To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: 13. juni 2009 17:03
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] The object of METATIQEMAI APO (was "Etc., etc.,without
apologies to David Letterman")
> Without seeming to realize what he was doing, Iver has made my point. While he
> finally states that "The allegiance they are being moved from is 'the one who
> called you to live in grace' ", before he does so he acknowledges that "Paul
> seems to credit the false teachers with the activity of turning the Galatians
> from the true gospel to a
> different 'gospel'." In order for this to be the case, the understood element
> in the sentence must be τὸ εὐαγγέλιον TO EUAGGELION. The sentence as
> understood would then read
> Θαυμάζω ὅτι οὕτως ταχέως μετατίθεσθε ἀπὸ [τοῦ εὐαγγελίου] τοῦ καλέσαντος ὑμᾶς
> ἐν χάριτι [Χριστοῦ]εἰς ἕτερον εὐαγγέλιον, 7ὃ οὐκ ἔστιν ἄλλο, εἰ μή τινές εἰσιν
> οἱ ταράσσοντες ὑμᾶς καὶ θέλοντες μεταστρέψαι τὸ εὐαγγέλιον τοῦ Χριστοῦ.
> QAUMAZW hOTI hOUTWS TAXEWS METATIQESQE APO [TOU EUAGGELIOU] TOU KALESANTOS
> hUMAS EN XARITI [XRISTOU] EIS hETERON EUAGGELION, 7 hO OUK ESTIN ALLO, EI MH
> TINES EISIN hOI TARASSONTES hUMAS KAI QELONTES METASTREYAI TO EUAGGELION TOU
> It must be noted that it is μετατίθεσθε ἀπὸ METATIQESQE APO [X] εἰς ἕτερον
> εὐαγγέλιον EIS hETERON EUAGGELION. The two must be coordinant.
Ok, the two concepts must be concordant, but the explicit surface forms do not
have to be.
The Galatians are in the process of shifting from "(God) who called them to live
in grace" to "false teachers who entice them to live in bondage to the law". The
focus of the first is God and the focus of the last is "different gospel" with
the false teachers implicitly understood and actually made explicit in the
following TINES. The "thing" they turn from is TO EUAGGELION TOU XRISTOU at the
end of your quotation.
I really don't see how a gospel can call anybody.
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