[B-Greek] Genitives in Rom. 2:4

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Feb 6 06:47:25 EST 2003


At 12:14 AM -0800 2/6/03, Byron & Linetta Knutson wrote:
>I was wondering why the string of genitives in this verse rather than
>accusatives (excluding THS CRHSTOTHTOS)?  Is there a simple answer I'm
>missing at this time of night?
>
>Romans 2:4   H TOU PLOUTOU THS CRHSTOTHTOS AUTOU KAI. THS ANOCHS KAI. THS
>MAKROQUMIAS KATAFRONEIS AGNOWN

KATAFRONEW, like many KATA-prefixed verbs, takes genitive complement; each
of these genitives (except AUTOU, which depends upon the others,
CRHSTOTHTOS directly, ANOCHS and MAKROQUMIAS implicitly) is the object of
KATAFRONEIS.
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