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Luke 13:16

“TAUTHN DE QUGATERA ABRAAM OUSAN, HN EDHSEN O SATANAS IDOU DEKA KAI OKTW ETH, OUK EDEI LUQHNAI APO TOU DESMOU TOUTOU THi HMERAi TOU SABBATOU;” (Luke 13:16).

I’ve just read this chapter and it struck me that the place in the sentence and the use of the word “IDOU” were somewhat different from the normal usage. (I don’t mean that the meaning is different.) “IDOU” usually seems to come early on in sentences, whereas here it comes in the middle of a sentence, somewhat unexpectedly? Any comments?

Andrew J. Birch Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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