[B-Greek] Romans 12:2
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at juno.com
Fri Feb 11 10:42:42 EST 2005
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 10:15:47 -0500 John Fincher <jcfincher at charter.net>
> 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?
> John Fincher
> McDonough, GA
KAI MH SUSXHMATIZESQE TWi AIWNI TOUTWi, ALLA METAMORFOUSQE THi
ANAKAINWSEI TOU NOOS EIS TO DOKIMAZEIN hUMAS TI TO QELHMA TOU QEOU, TO
AGAQON KAI hEURESTON KAI TELEION.
It could not be THi ANAKAINWSEI TOU NOOS since it is the wrong case with
"the renewing . . ." being dat. and "good, pleasing and perfect" being
acc. Additionally, the adjective usually goes with the nearer object.
You might, however, question whether it functions simply as a modifier of
QELHMA or whether it is a substantivization of the adjectives as in
Plato's "the good, the true, and the beautiful."
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