[B-Greek] Philipians 2:19-21 - no one like minded.

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 10 17:10:04 EDT 2010

We don't answer the questions of lurkers (OK, just kidding.  Those are some of 
the very ones we wish to answer).

One might ask "Likeminded to whom?  'Paul' or 'Timothy'?"  I am inclined to 
think that he is saying that no one is comparable to "Timothy" since that is the 
nearest potential referent.  In that case, your problem doesn't exist.

… search for truth, hear truth, 
learn truth, love truth, speak the truth, hold the truth, 
defend the truth till death.

- Jan Hus

From: Justin Chamberlain <justin4jesus at verizon.net>
To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Wed, August 11, 2010 10:03:47 AM
Subject: [B-Greek] Philipians 2:19-21 - no one like minded.

Php 2:19  ᾿Ελπίζω δὲ ἐν Κυρίῳ ᾿Ιησοῦ Τιμόθεον ταχέως πέμψαι ὑμῖν, ἵνα 
κἀγὼ εὐψυχῶ γνοὺς τὰ περὶ ὑμῶν· 

Php 2:20  οὐδένα γὰρ ἔχω ἰσόψυχον, ὅστις γνησίως τὰ περὶ ὑμῶν 

Php 2:21  οἱ πάντες γὰρ τὰ ἑαυτῶν ζητοῦσιν, οὐ τὰ Χριστοῦ ᾿Ιησοῦ·


Confessedly I am a lurker – mainly because I do not consider myself technically 
proficient enough

to participate. I hope that will not prevent an answer.

My question is regarding Philippians 2:19-21

Paul States in 2:20 that he has no one like minded. Can we determine from the 
Greek here if this statement includes

Timothy? MERIMNAO being in the future tense seems to indicate that Timothy is 
like minded but OUDEIS would

seem to exclude him from being like minded as well.

Is he sending Timothy because he has no one like minded OR is he sending Timothy 
because he is the only

one like minded?

Thank you,

Justin R. Chamberlain

Santa Maria CA 93454

Truth is still Truth… whether you believe it or not. 

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