Phil. 4:7

Jim West jwest at
Fri Jul 9 22:49:02 EDT 1999

At 07:31 PM 7/9/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear B-Greekers,
>How would you construe the phrase hH EIRHNH TOU QEOU in Phil. 4:7? Do
>you consider it to be a subjective genitive, an objective genitive, or
>a descriptive genitive?

Here, as in many places where the genitive is used, I think the ambiguity is
purposeful.  I think Paul is speaking both of the peace which comes from God
and the peace which God has within himself.  Its not, then, a case of
either/or but rather both/and.



Jim West, ThD
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