[B-Greek] article/no article

Jason Hare jason at jhronline.com
Tue Jun 17 22:20:55 EDT 2003


Walt,

Well, I would say that the article with abstracts is
just that. It is not "definite," but an indicator of
abstractness. For example, in Spanish one would say
that "el amor llena nuestros corazones" (love fills
our hearts). This does not mean a certain love, or
"the love." It is an abstract.

That is the case in James 2 also. The article is used
only to represent faith as a concept, as an abstract.
There is no reason to say that it refers to a "certain
faith" or to a "different faith" than was previously
mentioned. It is "faith" in all that faith means...
faith as an abstract.

Best regards,
Jason



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