Article or Relative Pronoun

Moon-Ryul Jung moon at sogang.ac.kr
Sun Jan 12 00:29:08 EST 2003



I seem to have read that the accent was not in the original manuscripts.
So, hH would have been distinguished as article or relative pronoun
depending on the context. 

Moon
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea

> > From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
> > Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 11:15:10 -0500
> > To: Biblical Greek <b-greek at franklin.oit.unc.edu>
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> > Subject: [b-greek] Re: Article or Relative Pronoun
> > 
> > At 10:26 AM -0500 1/11/03, <bertdehaan at gosympatico.ca> wrote:
> > >In John 6:18, is hH an article or a relative pronoun. In my Bible it is
> > >written with an accent but I don't know how to make sense of it as an
> > >relative pronoun. Can someone help me out? Thank you.
> > 
> > Text: hH/ TE QALASSA ANEMOU MEGALOU PNEONTOS DIEGEIRETO.
> > 
> > It's definitely an article; the accent is on the eta only because the
> > enclitic TE follows the article.
> 
> On the advice of someone I have largely ignored accents (except eg;when an accent differentiates one word from another, or when a circumflex indicates a contraction.) Was this good advice or should I try to learn at least the basics of it? I have almost completed my beginners grammar. Do most intermediate grammars include the rules for accents? I was thinking about buying "Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics" by Daniel B. Wallace, is this a good choice?
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