Re: [Synoptic-L] Lk 10:18
- At 2:48 PM -0400 6/30/00, Maluflen@... wrote:
>In a message dated 6/30/2000 1:27:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,Certainly the form could be 3rd pl.; I personally see neither the
> >At 14:41 30/06/00, Maluflen@... wrote:
> >>Is the verb EQEWROUN in Lk 10:18 first person or third person, and why?
><< [...] I assumed Leonard understood that the form could be either first sg.
>or third pl. and that the question is why we should in this instance
>understand it as one rather than the other; I would say it is best understood
>as a 1st sg. because it
> is introduced as what Jesus himself says in reply to the disciples. "They
> saw ..." seems rather odd for him to be saying to them, although he might
> conceivable say, "You saw ..." (EQEWREITE).>>
>But why couldn't the form be 3rd pl., and Jesus be saying "they saw...",
>understanding the spirits, not the disciples as subject of the verb? I
>believe this has been proposed by someone recently, and I find it attractive.
>I was fishing for further arguments pro and con.
attraction nor the plausibility, but perhaps both attraction and
plausibility are in the (mind's) eye(s) of the beholder.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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