Is the combination καί γε a feature of LXX Greek?

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Stephen Hughes
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Is the combination καί γε a feature of LXX Greek?

Post by Stephen Hughes » June 13th, 2016, 6:48 am

Is the combination καί γε a feature of LXX translation Greek affected by the Hebrew Vorlage, or was it a common combination at that period of the evolution and development of the language?

The overwhelming majority of the cases where γε is used in the LXX is in the combination καί γε.

It is also used in a limited number of places in the NT.
Luke 19:42 (Byz) wrote:λέγων ὅτι Εἰ ἔγνως καὶ σύ, καί γε ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ σου ταύτῃ, τὰ πρὸς εἰρήνην σου· νῦν δὲ ἐκρύβη ἀπὸ ὀφθαλμῶν σου.
Acts 2:18 wrote:καί γε ἐπὶ τοὺς δούλους μου καὶ ἐπὶ τὰς δούλας μου ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις ἐκχεῶ ἀπὸ τοῦ πνεύματός μου, καὶ προφητεύσουσιν.
Acts 17:27 wrote:ζητεῖν τὸν κύριον, εἰ ἄρα γε ψηλαφήσειαν αὐτὸν καὶ εὕροιεν, καί γε οὐ μακρὰν ἀπὸ ἑνὸς ἑκάστου ἡμῶν ὑπάρχοντα.

How would that style of speaking / writing have impressed a Koine speaker who was not versed in the LXX?
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Re: Is the combination καί γε a feature of LXX Greek?

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Re: Is the combination καί γε a feature of LXX Greek?

Post by Stephen Hughes » June 13th, 2016, 10:33 am

Does "we gam" belong to a certain period of Hebrew?
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