1 Corinthians 2:13,14
cauley at airmail.net
Thu Mar 28 00:42:04 EST 2002
So you would understand PNEUMATIKOIS as being in the neuter gender?
Assuming this is the case, then why the change from a neuter singular to a
neuter plural? "Comparing a spiritual thing to spiritual things" (?).
Maybe I am not understanding something, but this doesn't make a lot of sense
From: Polycarp66 at aol.com [mailto:Polycarp66 at aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:12 PM
To: Biblical Greek
Subject: [b-greek] Re: 1 Corinthians 2:13,14
In a message dated 3/27/2002 10:03:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
cauley at airmail.net writes:
hA KAI LALOUMEN OUK EN DIDAKTOIS ANQRWPINHS SOFIAS LOGOIS ALL
PNEUMATOS hAGIOU PNEUMATIKOIS PNEUMATIKA SUGKRINONTES YUCIKOS DE ANQPWPOS
Does the adjective PNEUMATIKOIS refer back to the noun LOGOIS or to a
non-stated noun ANQPRWPOIS as possibly alluded to in the context? Or is
PNEUMATIKOIS functioning in some other way not mentioned? I am inclined
think that it is referring to LOGOIS, but I would like to hear the
for other opinions here.
Neither. I'm trying to think of a comparison. Suppose I were to say
"We speak regarding music to the musical - comparing baroque to baroque."
It's perhaps not a very good comparison - sorry. Maybe it will
nevertheless convey the structure of the passage. PNEUMATIKA is the direct
object of the participle SUGKRINONTES and PNEUMATIKOIS are the things with
which they are SUGKRINONTES. Think of "comparing apples to apples" (or if
you wish to use Platonic terms "appleness"). The **participle**, however,
is nom. pl. which would therefore reflect the action of the subject
(included in LALOUMEN).
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