[B-Greek] Middle or Passive?
nebarry at verizon.net
Fri Dec 3 19:18:18 EST 2010
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Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Middle or Passive?
> Yes, it's perfectly conceivable, although it wouldn't surprise me that
> many would prefer to call it a "divine passive." As
> a middle it's sense would "... those who have taken their place ... " or
> something like, " ... those who have gotten into
> the line for ... " The form itself TETAGMENOI EISIN can be understood in
> either a middle or passive sense.
The ancient versions seem to have taken it as a passive, i.e., Jerome:
"...erant praeordinati ad vitam aeternam."
N.E. Barry Hofstetter, semper melius Latine sonat...
Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
(2010 Salvatori Excellence in Education Winner)
V-P of Academic Affairs, TNARS
bhofstetter at tnars.net
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