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by jonathan.borland
April 10th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: λάθρᾳ in Matt 1:19
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

Re: λάθρᾳ in Matt 1:19

Dear Stephen, How does thinking privately about divorcing Mary correspond with his unwillingness to put her to shame? Would a private decision lessen the public shame of the divorce? I don't think so. Perhaps this context is the primary reason why, as far as I know, no major interpreter has ever con...
by jonathan.borland
April 6th, 2012, 12:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: λάθρᾳ in Matt 1:19
Replies: 26
Views: 3892

Re: λάθρᾳ in Matt 1:19

Ἰωσὴφ δὲ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, δίακαιος ὢν καὶ μὴ θέλων αὐτὴν δειγματίσαι, ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτήν. Third, the prosody of the verse corroborates the view that λάθρᾳ does not construe with ἀπολῦσαι. After all, αὐτήν is an unemphatic pronoun and its natural position is second within its intonation unit...
by jonathan.borland
January 5th, 2012, 11:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Thanks, Dr. Conrad,

I think it's about time to let this thread rest in peace anyway.

Sincerely,

Jonathan C. Borland
by jonathan.borland
January 4th, 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Thanks, Martin, You may be right. What of the discrepancy with Matthew and Luke (they used Mark, right?), and that if Mark meant the woman they might have expected him to write μοιχευεται and not μοιχαται, which according to the Grammarians apparently needs a male subject to be "correct" (but see LX...
by jonathan.borland
November 12th, 2011, 3:38 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Thomas Magister is pretty obscure. Who cites him? Come to think of it, your translation is ambiguous. To whom does the he refer? If to the divorced husband, the logic does not make any sense. If it refers to the other (ἄλλον) who married the divorcée, then the logical problem I pointed out goes awa...
by jonathan.borland
November 11th, 2011, 9:08 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Dear List, How often does Mark change the subject of successive clauses without actually naming the subject? Is it common? I'm looking in Mark 1 and see that the object of 1:20 (αυτου) becomes the subject of the second verb of 1:21 (εδιδασκεν), and the subject of the verb in 1:29 (ηλθον) and 1:30 (λ...
by jonathan.borland
November 11th, 2011, 8:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Couldn't it have come from something like Matt 5:32? Stephen Dear Stephen, Indeed! Sorry about that! It's the traditional rendering of Mark 10:12 that diverges from the other passages, and I'm wondering if it might be explained on admittedly rather peculiar linguistic grounds. I'm taking it, from D...
by jonathan.borland
November 11th, 2011, 7:06 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

I'm trying to understand the logic of the proposed interpretation, but it's not making sense to me. How does getting divorced by one's wife who then remarries means that the divorced man commits adultery? He could remain celibate, for example. Stephen Dear Stephen, Thanks for your reply! I was simp...
by jonathan.borland
November 11th, 2011, 7:04 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Re: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Mark 10:12: και εαν αυτη απολυσασα τον ανδρα αυτης γαμηση αλλον μοιχαται. Louw & Nida §88.276 equate μοιχεύω and μοιχάομαι, rightly so, I think. μοιχῶμαι is really a middle verb. I think the proposed alternative understanding of μοιχᾶται in Mark 10:12 is improbable in the extreme, for the simple rea...
by jonathan.borland
November 11th, 2011, 11:03 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"
Replies: 16
Views: 2791

Mark 10:12 μοιχαται - "he" or "she"

Dear List, Mark 10:12: και εαν αυτη απολυσασα τον ανδρα αυτης γαμηση αλλον μοιχαται. This question may seem silly at first, but with the quirks of Mark's Greek, I'm wondering if the subject of μοιχαται here might actually be understood as the man who marries the divorced woman, just as Luke explicit...