Gal 4:18 EN KALWi

Harry W. Jones hjbluebird at
Thu Oct 11 05:01:33 EDT 2001

Dear Steve,

With all due respect to Carl, I feel like hO AGAQOS is being used
attributively with respect to EIS in Mt. 19:17 and upon closer 
examination I believe that TOIS AGAQOIS is being used attributively
with respect to TOIS DESPOTAIS in 1 Pet. 2:18. And all the different
translations that I have looked at, seem to bear this out.

That would seem leave only two possible substantive uses of AGAQOS. One
in Ro. 5:7 and the one you mentioned in Mt. 5:45.

Best Regards,
Harry Jones

> on 10/9/01 5:32 PM, Harry W. Jones at hjbluebird at wrote:
> > Dear Carl,
> > 
> > I appreciate your help on this but I only was trying point out to Diana
> > that KALWi didn't seem to be used as a substantive for a person in the
> > NT Greek and so that could account for why the translators translated it
> > the way they did. It doesn't seem like it AGAQOS was used that way either
> > except possibly in Ro. 5:7 and 1Pet. 2:18. Of course theoretically KALWi
> > could be used as a substantive for a person but that doesn't seem to be
> > the case in the NT Greek text.
> The substantival use of AGAQOS for persons is indisputable. You seem to
> reject Carl's example of Mt 19.17 even though it is modified by the article
> and therefore must be taken as substantival. And Rom 5.7 and 1 Pet 2.18 are
> not only possible, but certain. In addition to those Carl offered, there is
> also the certain example of Mt 5.45 (AGAQOUS, "good people).
> -- 
> Steven Lo Vullo
> Madison, WI

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