Heb. 11:10a

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Wed Sep 5 10:23:03 EDT 2001


At 6:16 AM -0700 9/5/01, Alan B. Thomas wrote:
>Mark
>
>> Heb. 11:10a
>>
>> EXEDECETO GAR THN TOUS QEMELIOUS ECOUSAN POLIN...
>
>> Not finding any contextually developed
>> "foundations,"
>> how are we to understand the definite article here?

>
>
>Kataphoric would seem to be quite possible here.
>So that you have a city and its foundations
>.... whose builder and maker is God.

On the other hand, this is actually pretty standard older Attic
word-placement of article and noun so as to enclose participial modifier
preceded by its object.
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