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Re: [Synoptic-L] Lk 10:18

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  • Carl W. Conrad
    ... Certainly the form could be 3rd pl.; I personally see neither the attraction nor the plausibility, but perhaps both attraction and plausibility are in the
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 30, 2000
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      At 2:48 PM -0400 6/30/00, Maluflen@... wrote:
      >In a message dated 6/30/2000 1:27:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
      >cwconrad@... writes:
      >
      > >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.

      Certainly the form could be 3rd pl.; I personally see neither the
      attraction nor the plausibility, but perhaps both attraction and
      plausibility are in the (mind's) eye(s) of the beholder.

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      Carl W. Conrad
      Department of Classics, Washington University
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      cwconrad@... OR cwconrad@...
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