hWS hAMARTWLOS in Rom 3.7
Steven R. Lo Vullo
doulos at chorus.net
Mon Dec 11 15:38:44 EST 2000
Rom 3.7: TI ETI KAGW hWS hAMARTWLOS KRINOMAI.
In the above sentence, can hWS hAMARTWLOS be construed as a predicate
nominative? The reason I ask is that sometimes passive verbs of designation
(e.g., KALEW, LOGIZOMAI) function as copulative verbs and take a predicate
nominative. I have found other verbs that in certain contexts do the same.
The passive KRINOMAI above seems to fall into that category. Also, Paul uses
hWS with the accusative to form an object complement in Rom 1.21, so I'm
thinking it wouldn't be that unusual for him to do the same with a
nominative verb as a predicate nominative. If I am wrong, how would you
diagram the above construction?
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