[B-Greek] Luke 17: 20-21
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Wed Sep 16 04:23:09 EDT 2009
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Subject: [B-Greek] Luke 17: 20-21
> Luke 17:20-21
> 20 EPERWTHQEIS DE hUPO TWN FARISAIWN POTE ERXETAI hH BASILEIA TOU QEOU
> APEKRIQH AUTOIS KAI EIPEN OUK ERXETAI hH BASILEIA TOU QEOU META PARATHRHSEWS
> 21 OUDE EROUSIN IDOU hWDE H EKEI IDOU GAR hH BASILEIA TOU QEOU ENTOS hUMWN
> One person says, " The verb eimi is in the present tense indicative which
> a simple statement of fact – in the present. Since we agree that Jesus
> was addressing the Pharisees, then the kingdom is existing within them
> at the time Jesus is speaking. There is no room for equivocation. The
> text is clear."
> The second person says, "I don't see Jesus telling the Pharisees that the
> kingdom of God is
> actually within them but that they would have to look inwardly and not
> outwardly to find it."
A third person may say: "Why do you talk about "within you"? All other
occurrences of ENTOS in the LXX and the GNT are followed by a singular noun, but
here we have the plural "you-all". It seems to be the same principle as with EN.
If EN is followed by hUMIN, it often means "among you-all". Because it is
plural, the form is ambiguous as to the meaning "in" and "among". The choice
depends on context, and in this context, ENTOS has to be "in their midst" since
it could not be (with)in the Pharisees.
Since Jesus represents the Kingdom of God, but in a way they could not observe
as they had expected, that Kingdom has arrived and is in their midst, if only
they could see it.
> Can appeal to grammar resolve the issue? Or is it a matter of one's exegesis
> (or eisegesis).
> Roger Hutchinson
> PS: Given the recent discussion about GAR, we find it here where it seems to
> introduce a contrast.
No, GAR never introduces a contrast. It is explanatory and elaborates on why
they should not look "here or there" in the future. It is already present in
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