[B-Greek] Mk 3:21 Codex W

Yancy Smith yancywsmith at sbcglobal.net
Fri Oct 30 18:13:52 EDT 2009


Oops, sorry, the quote is from Euripides, Suppliants, 735.


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Wieland,

Perhaps the best way to understand this is in terms of dependence of clients upon a patron (or vice versa), a cause for envy.

"... for they said, 'They have become dependent upon him.'"

Example: 

ὦ Ζεῦ, τί δῆτα τοὺς ταλαιπώρους βροτοὺς
 φρονεῖν λέγουσι; σοῦ γὰρ ἐξηρτήμεθα
 δρῶμέν τε τοιαῦθ' ἃν σὺ τυγχάνηις θέλων.

O ZEU, TI DHTA TOUS TALAIPWROUS BROTOUS
FRONEIN LEGOUSI? SOU GAR EXHRTHMEQA
DRWMEN TE TOIAUQ'AN SU TUNCANHIS QELWN

O Zeus, what, indeed do they say miserable mortals think?
For we are dependent upon you and we do whatever you happen wish for us to do.

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From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Wieland Willker
Sent: Friday, October 30, 2009 7:39 AM
To: B-Greek
Subject: [B-Greek] Mk 3:21 Codex W

Codex W 032 reads in Mk 3:21

KAI AKOUSANTES PERI AUTOU hOI GRAMMATEIS KAI hOI LOIPOI, EXHLQON KRATHSAI
AUTON, ELEGAN GAR OTI EXHRTHNTAI AUTOU.


I am having difficulty understanding EXHRTHNTAI. 
It is from EXARTAW. 
BDAG suggests the meaning "they are adherents of him". 
I am not sure if this makes sense: 
"When the scribes and the others heard about him, they went out to restrain
him, for they were saying, "they are adherents of him". 

Can anyone make sense of this? 



Best wishes
    Wieland
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