[B-Greek] Help with Hebrews 4:2

Alastair Haines haines at alastairs.com
Sun May 3 02:39:18 EDT 2009


... ALL' OUK WFELHSEN hO LOGOS THS AKOHS EKEINOUS,
MH SUGKEKERASMENOUS THi PISTEI TOIS AKOUSASIN.

... BUT it brought no profit, that word heard, for those not blending (for 
themselves) with trust (and with) the things heard.
(apologies for stilted translation to retain rhetoric of word order and 
etymology)

No profit = Hearing - Trust

Stands in rhetorical relation to discourse structure.
Pragmatically, the topic is HEARING the focus is TRUST.
Now we have heard what do we do?

Hearing + TRUST = Profit

The committee imo chose the right reading (-ous): direct object of WFELHSEN.
SUGKEKERASMENOUS is *middle*: Conrad is out-thinking himself, he was right 
the first time.
Double dative because we blend water with wine and with spice and with ...

alastair 




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