Wenham Exercise 33A-1

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sun Nov 18 14:42:31 EST 2001


At 1:42 AM +0800 11/19/01, Hirokatsu Yoshihara wrote:
>Carl,
>
>
>| I think that in this instance the neuter (comparative) adjective is being
>| used because YUCH is here thought of a "a thing"--as "something of value";
>| your workbook sentence is derived from Mt 6:25, the Sermon on the Mount:
>| DIA TOUTO LEGW hUMIN: MH MERMIMNATE THi YUCHi hUMWN TI FAGHTE MHDE TWi
>| SWMATI hUMWN TI ENDUSHSQE. OUCI hH YUCH PLEION ESTIN THS TROFHS KAI TO SWMA
>| TOU ENDUMATOS?
>|
>| "Isn't the soul/inner self a broader/bigger thing than nourishment and the
>| body a broader/bigger thing than clothing?"
>
>Thank you for your response.  Although I applied the same principle for
>#6 of the same exercise, I did not notice it.  The exercise problem for
>#6 is 1 Cor. 13:13.
>
>	NUNI DE MENEI PISTIS, ELPIS, AGAPH, TA TRIA TAUTA; . . .
>
>Though the nouns listed here are all feminine, they are referred by
>"TAUTA," the nominative neuter plural.
>
>I learned that the Holy Spirit is often treated as the masculine, not
>neuter, especially in John.  This kind of descrepancy (or conflict)
>between the morpho-syntactic behavior and human recognition is
>interesting, isn't it?

Yes, but don't misunderstand John's usage of masculine pronouns; they
generally refer to a masculine noun, PARAKLHTOS, and are masculine
fundamentally for that reason rather than because the Holy Spirit is deemed
masculine.
-- 

Carl W. Conrad
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