[B-Greek] Matthew 22:34
cwconrad2 at mac.com
Thu Dec 9 05:46:08 EST 2010
On Dec 09, 2010, at 01:03 AM, Oun Kwon <kwonbbl at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10:50 PM, Iver Larsen <iver_larsen at sil.org> wrote:
> >> Matthew 22:34 (NA27)
> >> 34Οἱ δὲ Φαρισαῖοι ἀκούσαντες ὅτι ἐφίμωσεν τοὺς Σαδδουκαίους συνήχθησαν ἐπὶ τὸ
> >> αὐτό,
> >> 34 hOI DE FARISAIOI AKOUSANTES hOTI EFIMWSEN TOUS SADDOUKAIOUS SUNXQHSAN EPI TO
> >> AUTO.
> > It refers to a place, they gather in the same place, i.e. together. It is an idiom.
> > 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
> > ---
> What about 'for the same purpose'?
No, I don't think the notion of purpose would be expressed with EPI + accusative. I think that Iver is right and the lexicographical
evidence is sufficiently convincing.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (ret)
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