RUSSELL RANKIN rrankin at isd.net
Wed Oct 3 04:17:33 EDT 2001


Article + Adjective in the Genitive = Substantive use = used as a Noun ---- 

Shouldn't the Article then play a role in the translation also?
         "the of the Spirit [noun] things"  -- "the things of the Spirit" 
OR "the Spirit's things"

Context addressing the things the Spirit does is chpts. 12-14 -- "there are 
different administrations" which include more than CHARISMATA.  One major 
'thing' is AGAPE in chpt.13.  "Now concerning the Spirit's work" could be a 
translation that reflects all these things.

Russell Rankin
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
rrankin at isd.net

At 12:31 PM 10/3/01 +1000, B. Ward Powers wrote:
>Fellow b-greekers:
>A couple of questions about what to do with PNEUMATIKOS.
>The adjective PNEUMATIKOS is found in 1 Corinthians 12:1 and 14:1 in the 
>plural forms PNEUMATIKWN and PNEUMATIKA respectively, where this is almost 
>universally rendered, in the different translations, as "spiritual gifts".

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