[B-Greek] Hebrews 13.2... now it's deponent, not it's not

Donald COBB docobb at orange.fr
Mon Jun 15 03:09:52 EDT 2009


> On the other hand, LANQANW is normally used in active forms, but it does 
> occur
> in MP forms, at least in Classical Greek, according to my dictionaries, 
> with the
> meaning "forget, escape one's mind/memory". Maybe the MP forms have been
> replaced by EPILANQANOMAI in Hellenistic Greek for the sake of clarity?
>


Ignatius of Antioch uses the active form of the verb in a few instances, 
with the basic meaning of "escaping notice", "going unseen by", something 
that pricked my interest a couple weeks ago as I have been rereading his 
letters.

Ignatius to the Ephesians 14:1: Ὧν οὐδὲν λανθάνει ὑμᾶς ἐὰν τελείως εἰς 
Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἔχητε τὴν πίστιν καὶ τὴν ἀγάπην ἥτις ἐστιν ἀρχὴ ζωῆς καὶ 
τέλος ἀρχὴ μὲν πίστις τέλος δὲ ἀγάπη τὰ δὲ δύο ἐν ἑνότητι γενόμενα θεός 
ἐστιν τὰ δὲ ἄλλα πάντα εἰς καλοκἀγαθίαν ἀκόλουθά ἐστιν, hWN OUDEN LANQANEI 
hUMAS EAN TELEIWS EIS IHSOUN CRISTON ECHTE THN PISTIN KAI THN AGAPHN hHTIS 
ESTIN ARCH ZWHS KAI TELOS ARCH MEN PISTIS TELOS DE AGAPH TA DE DUO EN 
hENOTHTI GENOMENA QEOS ESTIN TA DE ALLA PANTA EIS KALOKA)GAQIAN AKOLOUQA 
ESTIN.

Ignatius to the Ephesians 15:3 οὐδὲν λανθάνει τὸν κύριον ἀλλὰ καὶ τὰ κρυπτὰ 
ἡμῶν ἐγγὺς αὐτῷ ἐστιν πάντα οὖν ποιῶμεν ὡς αὐτοῦ ἐν ἡμῖν κατοικοῦντος ἵνα 
ὦμεν αὐτοῦ ναοὶ καὶ αὐτὸς ἐν ἡμῖν θεὸς ἡμῶν ὅπερ καὶ ἔστιν καὶ φανήσεται πρὸ 
προσώπου ἡμῶν ἐξ ὧν δικαίως ἀγαπῶμεν αὐτόν, OUDEN LANQANEI TON KURION ALLA 
KAI TA KRUPTA hHMWN EGGUS AUTWi ESTIN PANTA OUN POIWMEN hWS AUTOU EN hHMIN 
KATOIKOUNTOS hINA WMEN AUTOU NAOI KAI AUTOS EN hHMIN QEOS hHMWN hOPER KAI 
ESTIN KAI FANHSETAI PRO PROSWPOU hHMWN EX hWN DIKAIWS AGAPWMEN AUTON.

Ignatius to the Ephesians 19:1 Καὶ ἔλαθεν τὸν ἄρχοντα τοῦ αἰῶνος τούτου ἡ 
παρθενία Μαρίας καὶ ὁ τοκετὸς αὐτῆς ὁμοίως καὶ ὁ θάνατος τοῦ κυρίου τρία 
μυστήρια κραυγῆς ἅτινα ἐν ἡσυχίᾳ θεοῦ ἐπράχθη, KAI ELAQEN TON ARCONTA TOU 
AIWNOS TOUTOU hH PARQENIA MARIAS KAI hO TOKETOS AUTHS hOMOIWS KAI hO QANATOS 
TOU KURIOU TRIA MUSTHRIA KRAUGHS hATINA EN hHSUCIAi QEOU EPRACQH.

In the Apostoloic Fathers, the verbe is used seven times, always in the 
active and, apparently, always with the same meaning of "escaping notice", 
etc.

Donald Cobb
Aix-en-Provence, France

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