KURIWi in Philippians 2:24

Steven Craig Miller scmiller at www.plantnet.com
Wed Nov 17 10:01:33 EST 1999

To: Joseph Brian Tucker,

<< Why doesn't the definite noun KURIWi [at Philippians 2:24] have an 
article? >>

As you might already know: "the presence or absence of an article does not 
make a substantive definite or indefinite" (Porter 1992:103); "The word may 
be definite or indefinite when the article is absent" (Robertson 790). 
Robertson suggests that: "KURIOS, like QEOS and PNEUMA, is often 
practically a proper name in the N.T." and thus are "freely used with and 
without the article" (795).

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)
scmiller at www.plantnet.com

"The use of argumentation implies that one has renounced resorting to force 
alone, that value is attached to gaining the adherence of one's 
interlocutor by means of reasoned persuasion, and that one is not regarding 
him [or her] as an object, but appealing to his [or hers] free judgment. 
Recourse to argumentation assumes the establishment of a community of 
minds, which, while it lasts, excludes the use of violence" (Ch. Perelman 
and L. Olbrechts-Tyteca, "The New Rhetoric: A Treatise on Argumentation," 55).

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