Gal. 4:11

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at
Thu Sep 13 14:08:52 EDT 2001

The problem with this is the fact that hUMAS is an accusative, not a dative.

At 10:00 AM -0400 9/13/01, LangC wrote:
>Ed, it appears to me to be a Dative of Advantage where the noun benefits or
>suffers from the action. In English this would often be translated "on
>behalf of" or simply "for". Rev 21:2 may be of similar formation "adorned
>for the sake of her husband."
>Chris Lang
>Xenos Christian Fellowship
>Columbus, Oh
>		-----Original Message-----
>		From:	Ed Garcia [mailto:Ed.Garcia at]
>		Sent:	Thursday, September 13, 2001 9:47 AM
>		To:	Biblical Greek
>		Subject:	[b-greek] Gal. 4:11
>		Some friends and I are reading the book of Galatians. But we
>are puzzled as to the function of UMAS in 4:11. It is an accusative but we
>are not sure how to translate it. What use of the accusative is this? Any
>guidance that anyone can offer would be most appreciated. Thank you.


Carl W. Conrad
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