Biblical and Theological Studies Faculty Presentations

Title

A Syntactical Analysis of οὖν in Papyrus 66

Document Type

Conference Presentation

Event Date

11-2012

Conference/Event

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting

Location

Chicago, IL

Abstract

Greek particles are often overlooked in the interpretation and translation of ancient texts, but a better understanding of their syntactical functions aids in understanding the relationships among clauses and results in a better understanding of the texts’ meanings. This article examines the use of oun in Papyrus 66 and provides examples and explanations of the different uses of oun. It clarifies established uses and paves new ground by locating the comparative use. Moreover, it notices a dialogical pattern wherein lego + oun serves as an alternative to apokrinomai (kai lego), and in this pattern, asyndeton may convey increased markedness.

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