[B-Greek] 1 Cor. 6;20, could it indicate the source?

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sat Apr 29 19:20:04 EDT 2006

On Apr 29, 2006, at 6:40 PM, Laurence Schell wrote:

> Of course, I have betrayed my level of Greek skills through my  
> questions. I thought it was a genitive, but it's been awhile since  
> I reviewed that. please bear with me, but could the genitive  
> indicate that the spirit has its source in God, of God meaning from  
> God?

Not very likely. One would expect a preposition such as EK, APO, or  
PARA with the genitive is the intended sense were "from God." Add to  
that, for what it's worth, that this is apparently a later addition  
to the original text,  A more likely since with the simple genitive  
would be "belonging to God."

Carl W. Conrad
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