Prepositions in Philippians 3:9

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Prepositions in Philippians 3:9

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 27th, 2017, 5:41 pm

I would be interested in opinions on how these prepositions compare to teach other to understand the larger passage.
Ἀλλὰ ἅτινα ἦν μοι κέρδη, ταῦτα ἥγημαι διὰ τὸν Χριστὸν ζημίαν. ἀλλὰ μενοῦνγε καὶ ἡγοῦμαι πάντα ζημίαν εἶναι διὰ τὸ ὑπερέχον τῆς γνώσεως Χριστοῦ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ κυρίου μου δι’ ὃν τὰ πάντα ἐζημιώθην, καὶ ἡγοῦμαι σκύβαλα ἵνα Χριστὸν κερδήσω καὶ εὑρεθῶ ἐν αὐτῷ, μὴ ἔχων ἐμὴν δικαιοσύνην τὴν ἐκ νόμου ἀλλὰ τὴν διὰ πίστεως Χριστοῦ, τὴν ἐκ θεοῦ δικαιοσύνην ἐπὶ τῇ πίστει, τοῦ γνῶναι αὐτὸν καὶ τὴν δύναμιν τῆς ἀναστάσεως αὐτοῦ καὶ κοινωνίαν παθημάτων αὐτοῦ, συμμορφιζόμενος τῷ θανάτῳ αὐτοῦ, εἴ πως καταντήσω εἰς τὴν ἐξανάστασιν τὴν ἐκ νεκρῶν.
Why is it ἐκ νόμου but διὰ πίστεως?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Prepositions in Philippians 3:9

Post by MAubrey » November 27th, 2017, 6:58 pm

In causal constructions, ἐκ is used to refer to ultimate causes (profiling SOURCE), while δία denotes an intermediary cause (profiling PATH).
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Re: Prepositions in Philippians 3:9

Post by MAubrey » November 27th, 2017, 7:25 pm

If you remember, Rachel and I talked about a comparable example in Galatians back in Cambridge in June/July.

starting on page 40...
https://www.academia.edu/34125524/The_c ... structions
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Re: Prepositions in Philippians 3:9

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 27th, 2017, 8:44 pm

MAubrey wrote:
November 27th, 2017, 7:25 pm
If you remember, Rachel and I talked about a comparable example in Galatians back in Cambridge in June/July.

starting on page 40...
https://www.academia.edu/34125524/The_c ... structions
Thanks, this is exactly what I was looking for. Do you happen to have a pointer to Will's paper too?
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Prepositions in Philippians 3:9

Post by MAubrey » November 28th, 2017, 2:35 pm

No...I don't, sadly.
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