[B-Greek] ALLA (conj.) = "but" / "not only that but also"?
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Wed Jun 1 00:23:47 EDT 2011
2011/5/31 =) <p1234567891 at gmail.com>
> Dear all,
> Can I ask what "αλλα" in 2 Cor 7:11, Phlp 1:18, Phlp 3:8 mean? Does it
> "furthermore (not only that but also)"?
> [2 Cor 7:11]
> "IDOU GAR AUTO TOUTO TO KATA QEON LUPHQHNAI UMAS POSHN KATEIRGASATO UMIN
> SPOUDHN ALLA APOLOGIAN ALLA AGANAKTHSIN ALLA FOBON ALLA EPIPOQHSIN ALLA
> ZHLON ALLA EKDIKHSIN PANTI SUNESTHSATE EAUTOUS AGNOUS EINAI EN TW
> [Phlp 1:18-19]
> "TI GAR PLHN PANTI TROPW EITE PROFASEI EITE ALHQEIA CRISTOS KATAGGELLETAI
> KAI EN TOUTW CAIRW ALLA KAI CARHSOMAI OIDA GAR OTI TOUTO MOI APOBHSETAI
'yes, I'm rejoicing ....'
> [Phlp 3:7-8]
> "ALL ATINA HN MOI KERDH TAUTA HGHMAI DIA TON CRISTON ZHMIAN ALLA MEN [GE]
OUN KAI HGOUMAI PANTA ZHMIAN EINAI
'yes, indeed ....'
> I am inclined to think that "αλλα" in Phlp 1:18 and Phlp 3:8 can be read
> "but", but is there a reason to consider them as not having adversative
> meaning? Are there any other examples of such usage in the new testament
> the septuagint apart from 2 Cor 7:11? Or can even 2 Cor 7:11 be understood
> to use "αλλα" for emphasis, such as "but [also] A, but [also] B, ..." or
> [what] A, but [what] B, ..." (as some translations seem to imply)?
yes, ALLA says yes ;-)
but (ALLA), I have to wait until the scholars say.
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