[B-Greek] Referent of hOS (Ignatius to the Magnesians) ?

Iver Larsen iver_larsen at sil.org
Wed Aug 25 01:08:22 EDT 2010

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Brannan" <textgeek+bgreek at gmail.com>
To: "Barry H." <nebarry at verizon.net>
Cc: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: 25. august 2010 00:51
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Referent of hOS (Ignatius to the Magnesians) ?

> <snip> Moreover, the “unwavering spirit” and
> “Jesus Christ” are connected by an expression, ὅς ἐστιν, “who is,”
> that in Ignatius does not flatly identify two terms but leaves open a
> whole range of possible relations between them (see on Eph. 20.2). It
> is used here to identify Christ as the source of the unwavering spirit
> of the Magnesians.

Excellent. I think the part above is worth highlighting, because people far too 
often assume that ESTIN indicates identity. Maybe the mistake is caused by 
translating too quickly into English and thinking in English?

Iver Larsen 

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