[B-Greek] Romans 12:2
nebarry at verizon.net
Fri Feb 11 10:21:07 EST 2005
> From: John Fincher <jcfincher at charter.net>
> Date: 2005/02/11 Fri AM 10:15:47 EST
> To: <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Subject: [B-Greek] Romans 12:2
> What does the grammatical structure of Romans 12:2 say that the adjectives AGAQON, EUARENTON, and TELEION modify, the renewing of the mind or the will of God?
Normally, unless context severely indicates otherwise, you look for the nearest possible antecedent. Here, QELHMA (neuter singular) is physically closest, and makes good sense. Also, both QELHMA and the adjectives follow TI in the indirect question, so there is really very little doubt as to what adjectives modify: the will of God.
N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Adjunct Faculty, CUTS
bhofstetter at cuts.edu
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