[B-Greek] "hESTWTA" (Acts 7:55 + 56)

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Wed May 13 07:31:19 EDT 2009


On May 13, 2009, at 6:55 AM, A. J. Birch wrote:

> "hUPARCWN DE PLHRHS PNEUMATOS hAGIOU ATENISAS EIS TON OURANON EIDEN  
> DOXAN QEOU KAI IHSOUN hESTWTA EK DEXIWN TOU QEOU KAI EIPEN, IDOU  
> QEWRW TOUS OURANOUS DIHNOIGMENOUS KAI TON hUION TOU ANQRWPOU EK  
> DEXIWN hESTWTA TOU QEOU" (Acts 7:55 + 56).
>
> Does "hESTWTA" (twice here) imply that Stephen saw Jesus STANDING at  
> God's right hand, or not necessarily?

Yes. The use of the participle (hESTWTA here) with a verb of seeing  
(EIDEN here, then QEWRW).

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)






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