1 John 1:1-Genitive of Connection?
Kevin W. Woodruff
cierpke at prodigy.net
Mon Dec 20 14:24:36 EST 1999
Actually the verse is 1 John 1:1 and I think that most would say that is a
At 02:15 PM 12/20/1999 EST, you wrote:
>1 John 1:5 reads:
>hO HN AP' ARXHS hO AKHKOAMEN hO hEWRAKAMEN TOIS OFQALMOIS hHMWN hO EQEASAMEQA
>KAI hAI XEIRES hHMWN EYHLAFHSAN PERI TOU LOGOU THS ZWHS.
>In his _First John Reader_ S.M. Baugh writes that THS ZWHS is a "genitive of
>connection." (where the word in the genitive highlights the subject matter of
>discourse. In this case, the "word of life.")
>What is a genitive of connection? Is this another category formulated to
>classify and tag syntactical functions? I've looked in other grammars and
>have yet to find a "genitive of connection." Maybe I've been looking in the
>wrong places, but I would love to know more about this subject.
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