[B-Greek] PERIFRONTES in 2 Cor 4:10 (or, prepositions and compounds)
apviper at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 11:51:55 EDT 2010
Greetings B-Greek, my question surrounds the περι in περιφεροντες (PERI in
PERIFERONTES) in 2 Cor 4:10,
"παντοτε την νεκρωσιν του Ιησου εν τῳ σοματι περιφεροντες, ἵνα και ἡ ζωὴ του
Ιησου εν τῳ σοματι ἡμων φανερωθῃ"
"PANTOTE THN NEKRWSIN TOY IHSOU EN TW SOMATI PERIFRONTES, hINA KAI H ZWH TOU
IHSOU EN TW SOMATI HMWN FANERWQH"
Pardon any errors in spelling/transliteration.
I'm wondering if the περι/PERI might ephasize "nearness" or "closeness" to
the sufferings of Christ. περι followed by an accusative denotes nearness
according to BAGD, but I'm wondering if it's legitimate to have a
preposition in a compound "applying beyond" the compound. I know
preposition compounds are difficult to deal with, and I simply don't know
enough about how the language works to make a good judgment here. My
argument in the paper doesn't rest on this point, but it would fit nicely
within the argument if it's at least plausible.
Junior - Computer Science
NC State University
More information about the B-Greek