[B-Greek] The Grace of the Lord Jesus ... or Lord of Jesus

frjsilver at optonline.net frjsilver at optonline.net
Fri Apr 7 09:28:48 EDT 2006


Dear Friends --

My instincts are just the same as Prof. Conrad's.  The lack of a second TOU makes both nouns depend on the definiteness/definition of the first.

Peace and blessings to all.

Father James Silver

Monk James
Orthodox Church in America



----- Original Message -----
From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
Date: Friday, April 7, 2006 5:42 am
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] The Grace of the Lord Jesus ... or Lord of Jesus

> 
> On Apr 7, 2006, at 3:00 AM, Dan Gleason wrote:
> 
> > Rev 22:21 ... H XARIS TOU KURIOU IHSOU META PANTWN
> >
> > Is there ambiguity in this sentence?
> >
> > Most bibles translate this as:
> > The Grace of the Lord Jesus be with all.
> >
> > Since IHSOU is genitive singular can the sentence also be  
> > translated as:
> > The Grace of the Lord of Jesus be with all.
> >
> > Could the phrase "the Lord of Jesus" be seen as a title of God?
> 
> Not really, inasmuch as (a) KURIOS is quite regularly a title of  
> Jesus in the GNT, particularly when used with the article; (b)  
> although not absolutely necessary, I think it more likely that 
> IHSOU  
> as genitive DEPENDENT upon KURIOU would have the article TOU.
> 
> 
> Carl W. Conrad
> Department of Classics, Washington University (Emeritus)
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