[B-Greek] Correction!

Steven Lo Vullo slovullo at mac.com
Wed Jul 30 05:06:56 EDT 2003


On Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at 12:05  PM, waldo slusher wrote:

Are you just messing with my head now?

> TWN MELLONTWN answers WHAT KIND of SKIA? (SKIA is
> plural as a collective noun, in pred to a plural nom)

This is absolutely wrong, since Paul does not envision a coming shadow 
(the shadow lies in the past, a sketchy representation of the things to 
come) and, at any rate, there is no way grammatically to construe TWN 
MELLONTWN as an adjectival modifier of SKIA, regardless of the tortuous 
path taken below to prove this. Do you know of any Bible translation 
that reflects this understanding (i.e., "coming shadow")?

> TWN MELLONTWN is neuter pl. in agreement with hA (of
> which SKIA is its pred nom, to which TWN MELLONTWN
> stands in adjectival relation, describing WHAT KIND of
> reflection or foreshadow)
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Steven Lo Vullo
Madison, WI




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