[B-Greek] AUTO vs AUTON in John 6:39
leonardj at live.com
Mon Dec 13 04:17:44 EST 2010
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 08:28:10 -0500
From: fredsmith1000 at usa.com
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Subject: [B-Greek] AUTO vs AUTON in John 6:39
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I was surprised that the apparatus in UBS 3rd ed doesn't show that there is indeed a difference in "ANASTASW AUTO" between its reading and the majority text. The majority text has "AUTON" but I would not have known this except that I was reading a book that rendered the verse AUTO in one instance and AUTON in another. I then consulted my majority text which showed the different reading.
This makes me wonder how many other cases are omitted in UBS.
The only reason I bring this up is that AUTO reads awkwardly here but AUTON is perfectly understandable.
LJ: Didn't you notice PAN hO at the beginning of the purpose clause?
hINA PAN hO DEDWKEN MOI MH APOLESW EX AUTOU, ALLA ANASTHSW AUTO [EN] THi ESCATHi hHMERAi
AUTO agrees grammatically with PAN hO, which, according to ATR, is an "abstract collective." AUTON would require the purpose clause to begin with PAS hON ....
The neuter form PAN hO also occurs in v. 37: PAN hO DIDWSIN MOI hO PATHR PROS EME hHXEI.
Another noteworthy feature about John 6:39 is that EX AUTOU results in an anacoluthon with PAN being left as a nominativus pendens.
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