[B-Greek] Matthew 22:34

George F Somsel gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 8 23:26:14 EST 2010

I had forgotten about that.  Iver is correct.  See Acts 2.1 as well.

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

- Jan Hus

From: Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org>
To: George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com>; Dony K. Donev <dony at cupandcross.com>; 
Biblical Greek' <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 8:50:01 PM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Matthew 22:34

----- Original Message ----- From: "George F Somsel" <gfsomsel at yahoo.com>
To: "Dony K. Donev" <dony at cupandcross.com>; "Biblical Greek'" 
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Sent: 8. december 2010 22:56
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Matthew 22:34

> Matthew 22:34 (NA27)
> 34Οἱ δὲ Φαρισαῖοι ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ἐφίμωσεν τοὺς Σαδδουκαίους συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ
> αὐτό,
> The TO AUTO has been used as indicating "by him / them-self(s)" and references
> the Pharisees -- "they gathered together by themselves."
> george
> gfsomsel
> ________________________________
> From: Dony K. Donev <dony at cupandcross.com>
> To: Biblical Greek' <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wed, December 8, 2010 12:44:48 PM
> Subject: [B-Greek] Matthew 22:34
> If "to auto" here does not refer to Jesus
> being neuter who/what does it refer to?
> Dony K. Donev
> ---

It refers to a place, they gather in the same place, i.e. together. It is an 

of place: at the same place, together (En 100:2; Jos., Bell. 2, 346; s. 
συνέρχομαι 1a) Mt 22:34; 1 Cor 11:20; 14:23; B 4:10; IEph 5:3; εἶναι ἐπὶ τὸ αὐ. 
(TestNapht 6:6) Lk 17:35; Ac 1:15; 2:1. προστιθέναι ἐπὶ τὸ αὐ. add to the total 
Ac 2:47 (see M-M.). κατὰ τὸ αυ. of pers. being together as a body in each 
other’s company, together (PEleph 1, 5 εἶναι δὲ ἡμᾶς κατὰ ταὐτό) and also with 
ref. to simultaneous presence at the same time (Aelian, VH 14, 8 δύο εἰκόνας 
εἰργάσατο Πολύκλειτος κατὰ τ. αὐ.; 3 Km 3:18)

Arndt, W., Danker, F. W., & Bauer, W. (2000). A Greek-English lexicon of the New 
Testament and other early Christian literature (3rd ed.) (153). Chicago: 
University of Chicago Press.

Iver Larsen 


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