[B-Greek] Matthew 22:34

Oun Kwon kwonbbl at gmail.com
Sun Dec 12 16:08:41 EST 2010

On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 12:47 PM, George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> There is a use of ἐπί EPI + acc to indicate purpose, but I hardly think it
> is feasible that such is the use here.  BDAG indicates this with an example
> ἐπὶ τὸ βάπτισμα EPI TO BAPTISMA "for baptism" or "to have themselves
> baptized."

> If you try to use that function here you end up with "for the
> same ..." what?  You end up having to supply "purpose" and then end up
> wondering what purpose that might be.  It is a much more likely that it
> means simply that they gathered together by themselves or alone.
> george
> gfsomsel

Why! What purpose? Read the context!

Mt 22:34 the Pharisees' purpose (or intent) is same as the Sadducees'.
To challenge/test/trap.

Oun Kwon.

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