Jude 8

Jude 8 Dmitriy Reznik dpreznik at usa.net
Fri Oct 15 22:32:57 EDT 1999

 

Another articular infinitive 1 JOHN 4:7b Dear friends,In Jude 8 OMOIWS MENTOI KAI hUTOI ENUPNIAZOMENOI … (Likewise also these filthy dreamers…)ENUPNIAZOMENOI has no article. Is its meaning then as of a noun (as it would certainly be with an article), or it describes the following verbs (defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities)as an adverb?Thank you very muchDmitriy Reznik

 

Another articular infinitive1 JOHN 4:7b

Jude 8 Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Fri Oct 15 23:44:45 EDT 1999

 

1 JOHN 4:7b 1 JOHN 4:7b At 10:32 PM -0500 10/15/99, Dmitriy Reznik wrote:>Dear friends,> >In Jude 8 hOMOIWS MENTOI KAI hOUTOI ENUPNIAZOMENOI … (Likewise also these>filthy dreamers…) ENUPNIAZOMENOI has no article. Is its meaning then as of>a noun (as it would certainly be with an article), or it describes the>following verbs (defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of>dignities) as an adverb?You cite the KJV for Jude 8, but ENUPNIAZOMENOI surely must be predicativeand therefore understood adverbially–a circumstantial participle–with thethree verbs that follow. You are right: this is NOT a substantiveparticiple. The writer returns to those persons described in verse 4 andsays, “But these in the same way, as they dream, not only defile the flesh,but also despise dominion and speak evil of dignities.” Exactly what isintended by ENUPNIAZOMENOI is less than crystal clear, however; it couldrefer to having visions of some sort or it could be a way of saying what wemean when we say that someone is “out of touch with reality”–living in afantasy world rather than in the real world.Carl W. ConradDepartment of Classics/Washington UniversityOne Brookings Drive/St. Louis, MO, USA 63130/(314) 935-4018Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649cwconrad at artsci.wustl.eduWWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

 

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