[B-Greek] Intensive Pronoun Classification
e_rowe at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 2 11:14:45 EST 2005
In an advanced Greek seminary course today we discussed classification of
We noticed that Wallace discusses the intensive pronoun as a separate class
from the personal pronoun. Some of us found this strange, since the
classification of personal pronoun has many different uses already. Why
shouldn't the intensive use just be another subcategory of the personal
pronoun (since, after all, it is the same word)?
To add to the confusion, in Wallace's discussion of the intensive pronoun he
claims that the main use of it is as a substitute for the personal pronoun.
Moreover, in his discussion of the personal pronoun, he includes one use as
the reflexive use, which, according to him only applies to the oblique
cases. But his discussion of the intensive pronoun proper (Eg. David
himself, The Lord Himself, etc.) is restricted to the nominitive case.
Couldn't the reflexive use of the personal pronoun include all cases, thus
incorporating this intensive use of the so-called intensive pronoun?
Finally, is this classification on Wallace's part the norm among biblical
Greek grammarians, or is it an idiosyncracy? If it's the norm, what is
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