1 Corinthians 2:13,14

Steven Lo Vullo slovullo at mac.com
Thu Mar 28 01:02:28 EST 2002


on 3/27/02 11:42 PM, Kevin Cauley at cauley at airmail.net wrote:

> 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
> to me.

Both substantival adjectives are plural. PNEUMATIKA is neuter plural
accusative. PNEUMATIKOIS may be either neuter plural dative or masculine
plural dative.
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Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI
slovullo at mac.com
 

> Thank you,
> 
> Kevin Cauley
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> EN DIDAKTOIS
> 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
> to
> think that it is referring to LOGOIS, but I would like to hear the
> evidence
> 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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