I John 2:2 - hHMETERWN DE MONON
Jean-Francois_Racine at uqac.uquebec.ca
Fri Jul 16 11:18:24 EDT 1999
At 09:56 AM 7/16/1999 -0400, you wrote:
>This is probably a Greek 101 question, so forgive me for its
>simplicity. (I hope this hasn't been asked a hundred times!)
>In I John 2:2 we have
> KAI AUTOS hILASMOS ESTIN PERI TWN hAMARTIWN hHMWN, OU PERI TWN
>hHMETERWN DE MONON ALLA KAI...
>MONON, being an accusative, surprised me. I would have thought it
>should agree with hHMETERWN. Does MONON modify the whole
>prepositional phrase (PERI TWN hHMETERWN)?
>Also, and I suspect this is related to the first question, what
>function is DE performing?
>Could MONON be adverbial, thus giving: "He is the expiation, the
>only one existing..."?
>Thanks for any help as PARAKOLOUQEW FRONOUNTA EN TNi hELLHNIKHi.
>mike at sojurn.lns.pa.us
In my opinion, it is indeed adverbial and the phrase OU (PERI TWN
hHMETERWN) DE MONON ALLA KAI... corresponds to the English "not only ...
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