[B-Greek] Mark 5:1-2 switching "scerarios"

Elizabeth Kline kline_dekooning at earthlink.net
Sun Apr 11 12:05:15 EDT 2010




On Apr 10, 2010, at 1:51 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:

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> from page 100,  Hoyle, Richard A. 2008. Scenarios, discourse, and translation .
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>> In Genitive Participial Clauses, so-called Genitive Absolutes, the Participle agrees with the head of a Noun Phrase which is different from the subject of the Main Verb. Although the Genitive case indicates that this event has a different subject from that of the Main Verb, I argue that the Participial form still indicates that this event belongs in the Main Verb’s scenario and has a prototypical relationship with the Main Verb.
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> Mark 5:1 Καὶ ἦλθον εἰς τὸ πέραν τῆς θαλάσσης εἰς τὴν χώραν τῶν Γερασηνῶν.  2 καὶ ἐξελθόντος αὐτοῦ ἐκ τοῦ πλοίου εὐθὺς ὑπήντησεν αὐτῷ ἐκ τῶν μνημείων ἄνθρωπος ἐν πνεύματι ἀκαθάρτῳ,
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> Mark 5:1 KAI HLQON EIS TO PERAN THS QALASSHS EIS THN CWRAN TWN GERASHNWN.  2 KAI EXELQONTOS AUTOU EK TOU PLOIOU EUQUS hUPHNTHSEN AUTWi EK TWN MNHMEIWN ANQRWPOS EN PNEUMATI AKAQARTWi,
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> R.Hoyle suggests that "so-called Genitive Absolutes" indicate an event that "belongs in the Main Verb’s scenario and has a prototypical relationship with the Main Verb". 
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> I would argue that in Mk 5:1-2  KAI EXELQONTOS AUTOU EK TOU PLOIOU is an event that belongs to the "travel by boat" or "arrival by boat" scenario and that it marks a transitions between an old scenario and a new one. 
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> To really understand this question you need to read enough of Hoyle to get a grip on what he means by scenario. 
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R. Hoyle answers my question on page 122,

> Genitive Absolutes do not refer to events in a sequence of stages from the script of the Main Verb, since they have a different agent from that of the Main Verb. They may be unrelated to the Main Verb’s scenario at all (i.e. purely temporal and incidental), or may fit into the Main Verb’s scenario as a prototypical temporal setting, precondition, or attendant circumstance.




Elizabeth Kline
 






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