Notes on the Cyrillian Catena on I Corinthians 14:15

The challenges and discoveries related to translating the catena of I Corinthians 14:15 attributed to Cyril of Alexandria.

I Corinthians 14:15 has a high difficulty level for translation. First of all it uses older Greek forms than New Testament Greek.

There is no subjunctive used here. Mostly the infinitive, and infrequently the optative are utilized instead. This is unusual because the infinitive used as a subjunctive and the use of the optative were to have been removed from the Greek

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