[B-Greek] SE in Mark 1:24

Barry Hofstetter nebarry at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 3 01:38:24 EST 2003

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From: "Michael Hanel" <ekim11 at hotmail.com>
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Subject: [B-Greek] SE in Mark 1:24

>>I have a question that has messed a little with my head, so here goes: Why is
SE in accusative after the OIDA in this verse? My closest guess was that it was
something like this: I know you, you're the holy one of God, but then the TIS
would throw that off. If it's really translated I know who you are, the holy one
of God. Why isn't SE in the nominative and thus the difference in case between
TIS and SE?<<

SE functions as the direct object of OIDA.  TIS is the subject of EI, the clause
being an indirect question.   A literalistic translation, however awkward in
English, might help to see the construction here: "I know you, who you are..."

N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Professor of Theological and Biblical Studies
    The Center for Urban Theological Studies, Philadelphia, PA

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