Acts 26:22 MELLONTWN

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sat Sep 29 17:32:58 EDT 2001


Rather than delay Diana Shaw's message from reaching the list, I have
reformatted it in plain-text ASCII and I am herewith sending it on. cwc

>From: "Diana N. Shaw" <DINOSAUR2LIST at prodigy.net>
>To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Subject: [b-greek] Re: Acts 26:22 MELLONTWN
>Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 02:36:27 -0600
>
>ODE TO C.F.D.M.
>(The Idiot Sings to the Idiom Book)
>
>Moule
>Is a joule!
>Tell me, what would I do without Moule?
>I'd feel
>Like a foule!
>But, his pages have power to coule
>     The fevered cheeks
>     Of "little Greeks"!
>                                -dns
>
>However, once in a while, there's still a minor problem left. 
>In Acts 26:22, Professor Moule's treatments (in FOUR different
>chapters!) confirmed most of my puzzled guesses, but left one
>unmentioned; and BDF doesn't cover it either.  Is MELLONTWN a
>genitive plural just to agree with the relative pronoun (that ought
>not to have been genitive plural, anyway)?  That is, if Paul had
>used hA, would he have used MELLONTA? 
>
>Suppose that should be safe to assume, but such a passage -- following
>more exceptions than rules -- leaves one weak-kneed.
>
>
>Diana N. Shaw
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