Romans 5:15

Glenn Blank glennblank at earthlink.net
Wed Mar 27 15:37:48 EST 2002





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>From: "Moon-Ryul Jung" <moon at sogang.ac.kr>
>To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Subject: [b-greek] Re: Romans 5:15
>Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 09:39:36 -0500
>
>> >From: "Jack Stewart" <jack_stewart_ at hotmail.com>
>> >Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2002 07:46:27 +0000
>> >
>> >Dear All,
>> >
>> >I am having a little trouble attempting to understand a small point 
>> >regarding the syntax of Romans 5:15.  In the second half of the verse
there
>> 
>> >appears the article TH (sg.dat.fem.) after (I think) the noun to which
it
>> >belongs.  Is there a reason for this, or does the article indicate
>> something 
>> >else altogether?
>> >
>> >Many thanks!
>> >
>> >Jack Stewart
>> 
>> hH DWREA EN CARITI THi TOU hENOS ANQRWPOU IHSOU CRISTOU
>> 
>> Hi Jack.
>> 
>> In this case, THi is not an article but a relative pronoun (sometimes
known
>> as a "postpostive article.)  The two are distinct in form for sg.nom.mas
(hO
>> for the article, hOS for the relative pronoun), but are indistinguishable
in
>> form for fem.
>> 
>
>Glenn,
>I could not resist looking up the paradigm tables. But my suspicision was
>right. The sg.dat.fem of the relative prounoun is hHi, not THi.
>Do I miss something here?

No, *I* missed something.  Thank you for the correction, Moon.

glenn blank
Pensacola FL



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