[B-Greek] Time to call a halt: Matthew 22:34

cwconrad2 cwconrad2 at mac.com
Sun Dec 12 17:32:04 EST 2010

It seems pretty evident that this discussion has reached the point of
diminishing returns and arguments about English as much or more
than about the Greek. Let's call a halt to it. No more, please.

Carl W Conrad
Co-Chair, B-Greek discussion list

On Dec 12, 2010, at 05:15 PM, Oun Kwon <kwonbbl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 5:01 PM, George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > I suppose if you are determined to read purpose into this you can be one of
> > the very few who find such in it.  Not only will you then be one of a very
> > few who find purpose in this passage but also in any such construction.  I
> > suppose you know more about Greek and its idioms than Danker.
> >
> > george
> [Let's stay away from being personal. I'm just 120 pounds chip sitting
> at the desk ;-<]
> Are you saying that BDAG is correct in all and every time? I let
> myself check as many places as it occurs in NT to see this particular
> phrase EPI TO AUTO and then get the feel of it - of course, some are
> to be locative and some are to be "redundant" [redundant to tell
> locative sense?]. And you say it can NOT be telic? Why? Idiom is
> idiom. Does it violate some linguistic principles which BDAG has in
> its keeping?
> BTW, by reading it locative, there is one single place in NT where it
> drives people in exegetical (? eisegetical) hodgepodge - Act 2:1 (
> 'gathered at the same place' - At what place did they gather at the
> Pentecost?).
> Oun Kwon
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