Comparatives/Superlatives in the NT

Phillip J. Long plong at
Thu Oct 8 15:42:30 EDT 1998

On Thu, 8 Oct 1998 14:2:42, you wrote:

> As you have noted, I do not believe 
>Mounce addresses comparatives/superlatives in this book.

Any idea why?  Wallace has a nice discussion of  comparatives, etc.
begining on 296 of his book.  There are plenty of NT examples of
comparatives (c. 170), fewer superlatives (40-ish).  Seems to me to be
a large grammatical catagory to skip.

Both Perschbacher and Wallace use the term "elative" which I was not
familier with until reading their sections.  I have seen "strengthed
superlative," although that seems like a different thing to me.

Phillip J. Long
Asst. Prof. Bible & Greek
Grace Bible College

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