ECONTES in rom 8.23

Manolis Nikolaou aei_didaskomenos at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 24 10:58:35 EST 2002


> Rom 8.23: OU MONON DE, ALLA\ KAI AUTOI THN APARCHN TOU PNEUMATOS ECONTES,
> hHMEIS KAI AUTOI EN hEAUTOIS STENAZOMEN hUIOQESIAN APEKDECOMENOI, THN
> APOLUTRWSIN TOU SWMATOS hHMWN.
> 
> It seems that KAI AUTOI are emphatic, being repeated later in the sentence.
> My trouble is in understanding ECONTES. Is it adjectival, qualifying AUTOI
> (or implied hHMEIS, which is explicit later in the sentence)? Or is it
> adverbial, modifying STENAZOMEN? Or does it have a function that I have
> overlooked?
> ============
> 
> Steven Lo Vullo
> Madison, WI
> slovullo at mac.com

ECONTES works as an adversative participle in this case (= although we
have).

Regards,
Manolis Nikolaou


   




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