[B-Greek] OFF-LIST hO KURIOS TO PNEUMA - subject or predicate?
bluemeeksbay at yahoo.com
Sat Feb 13 12:57:08 EST 2010
Thanks Stephen! When you read what he says before and after he makes clear he is seeing TO PNEUMA as the subject. It can be found in his “Homilies on Second Corinthians” Homily VII.
From: Stephen Carlson <stemmatic at gmail.com>
To: Blue Meeksbay <bluemeeksbay at yahoo.com>
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Sat, February 13, 2010 9:09:59 AM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] hO KURIOS TO PNEUMA - subject or predicate?
On Sat, Feb 13, 2010 at 9:43 AM, Blue Meeksbay <bluemeeksbay at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Assuming your take concerning this example is correct, (I tend to agree with
> you) do you or anyone else know of some other examples in the GNT (or other
> writings) where we have a predicate that is not anarthrous?
There are some examples even in Paul, e.g., 2 Cor 3:2 hH EPISTOLH
hHMWN hUMEIS ESTE ("you are our letter"), similarly 1 Cor 9:1, 2.
There is also 1 Cor 11:25 TOUTO TO POTHRION hH KAINH DIAQHKH ESTIN EN
TWi EMWi hAIMATI ("this cup is the new covenant in my blood").
Colwell's famous article on the article (!) lists more examples
throughout the N.T.
> The reason I
> ask is Chrysostom also uses context to determine his view. He says,
> "'Now the Spirit is the Lord.' This too is Lord, he says. And that you may
> know that he is speaking of the Paraclete, he added, 'And where the Spirit
> of the Lord is, there is liberty.' For surely you will not assert, that he
> says, 'And where the Lord of the Lord is...'"
We'll have to be careful with this English translation. 'Now the
Spirit is the Lord' is just the translator's rendition of hO DE KURIOS
TO PNEUMA ESTI, which is an exact quote of the very clause in
question. As for the rest, I don't quite see what exactly in this
portion of Chrysostom indicates what his view of the subject and
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