[B-Greek] KAI/H in 1 Tim 2:8-9

Daniel Buck bucksburg at yahoo.com
Thu May 21 12:58:24 EDT 2009


> 1Tim2:9  WSAUTWS KAI GUNAIKAS EN KATASTOLH KOSMIW META AIDOUS
 KAI SWFROSUNHS KOSMEIN EAUTAS MH EN PLEGMASIN
 KAI CRUSW H MARGARITAIS H IMATISMW POLUTELEI<

Can we read anything into this construction MH EN ... KAI ... H ... H? 
It's usually translated "not ..., or ..., or ..., or ....; why not "not ... and ..., or ..., or ....?"

How do translators know that the meaning is not,
"not with gold-entwined braids, or pearls, or expensive clothes?"

Daniel Buck



      



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