August 13, 2010

Grammar Lulz

Maybe I'm spending too much time reading, but this sentence made me laugh out loud this afternoon:

"The next paragraph, [Romans] 5.12-21, is as notorious among scholars for its compactness as it is among struggling students working out how Paul can write Greek sentences, as in verse 18, without subject, verb, or object." (N. T. Wright, The Resurrection of the Son of God, 249)

Ah, summer reading.

18Ἄρα οὖν ὡς δι' ἑνὸς παραπτώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς κατάκριμα, οὕτως καὶ δι' ἑνὸς δικαιώματος εἰς πάντας ἀνθρώπους εἰς δικαίωσιν ζωῆς:

1 comment:

Father Cory Sticha said...

I love reading NT Wright. Absolutely brilliant, very scholarly, but also down to earth and understandable.