[B-Greek] DIO + hINA, a uniquely Pauline grammatical feature?
docobb at orange.fr
Wed Jun 17 11:51:50 EDT 2009
I don't think the construction is all that exceptional, even if like
passages can't be found; DIO actually goes with EDOQH MOI SKOLOY:
"Therefore... a thorn was given to me". hINA ME hUPERAIRWMAI is a separate
final clause, stating in advance why the thorn was given: "So that I would
not exalt myself". Even though the two particles are side by side, they
don't connect up with the same elements in the sentence.
Hope that helps.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Emanuel Contac" <vaisamar at gmail.com>
To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] DIO + hINA, a uniquely Pauline grammatical feature?
> I have a question about the verse in 2 Cor. 12:7, regarding the
> combination of two conjunctions, DIO and hINA, which seems to be unique in
> the NT.
> Does any one know any other place in the classical or Byzantine texts
> with the same DIO + hINA combination? The Apostolic Fathers, Philo,
> Josephus or LXX have none.
> 2 Corinthians 12:7 διὸ ἵνα μὴ ὑπεραίρωμαι, ἐδόθη μοι σκόλοψ τῇ σαρκί,
> ἄγγελος σατανᾶ, ἵνα με κολαφίζῃ, ἵνα μὴ ὑπεραίρωμαι.
> 2 Cor. 12:7 DIO hINA ME hUPERAIRWMAI EDOQH MOI SKOLOY TH SARKI AGGELOS
> SATANA hINA ME KOLAFIZE hINA ME UPERAIRWMAI.
> Emanuel Contac
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