[B-Greek] Matthew 21:5 KAI

Brian Mitchell mikamimitchell at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 31 20:22:01 EDT 2010


Hello Yuki,

> I took this KAI as additive without much thought into it,...

answer one:
Three words for you:
explicative Coordinating Conjuction  

> any case where KAI is functioning as epexegetically (like 'that 
is')?

answer two:
Check out BDAG's lengthy article on 'Kai'
and you will find the following: 

"c. oft. explicative; i.e., a word or clause is connected by means of kai, w. another word or clause, for the purpose of explaining what goes before it and so, that is, namely..." 
This is close to your guess, by the way!


> From: skepuki at gmail.com
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:50:49 +0900
> Subject: [B-Greek] Matthew 21:5 KAI
> 
> Dear B-Greek-ers,
> 
> I'm reading Matt. 21. And in v.5, there is a clause EPIBEBHKWS EPI  
> ONON KAI EPI PWLON hUIOS hYPOZUGIU (ἐπι βεβηκὼς ἐπὶ  
> ὄνον καὶ ἐπὶ πῶλον υἱὸν ὑποζυγίου).
> 
> How should I treat EPI... KAI EPI... here?
> I took this KAI as additive without much thought into it, but is there  
> any case where KAI is functioning as epexegetically (like 'that is')?
> 
> Matt 21.5 	εἴπατε τῇ θυγατρὶ Σιών·
> 		ἰδοὺ ὁ βασιλεύς σου ἔρχεταί σοι
> 	πραῢς καὶ ἐπιβεβηκὼς ἐπὶ ὄνον
> 		καὶ ἐπὶ πῶλον υἱὸν ὑποζυγίου.
> 
> Blessings,
> Yuki
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