[B-Greek] DIA phrase with an infinitive

Ian W. Scott iscott at tyndale.ca
Thu Jun 18 17:11:55 EDT 2009

>  "I am not quite sure why agency would be a problem in this context . . ."
That's really the point of my article. Nearly everywhere else in 
Aristeas Moses is treated as the law's author in a strong sense. God's 
involvement is reduced to his having endowed Moses with a prodigious 
intellect so that the legislator could achieve this heroic feat. Hence 
just above the passage in question Ptolemy praises Moses' great mind, 
implying that his human intellect was the source of its content. So it 
would be strange for Demetrius to suddenly attribute the law's 
composition to God directly -- but this is what commentators and 
translators have assumed he is doing!



Ian W. Scott

Assistant Professor of New Testament

Tyndale Seminary

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

iscott at tyndale.ca <mailto:iscott at tyndale.ca>



/Paul's Way of Knowing: Story, Experience and the Spirit /(WUNT II.206; 
Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2008). 


/The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha/ (Atlanta: SBL, 2006-). Online: 

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