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

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Sat Apr 29 19:23:54 EDT 2006

Let me try this again in decent English:

On Apr 29, 2006, at 7:20 PM, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

> 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 if 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 sense with the simple genitive
> would be "belonging to God."

Carl W. Conrad
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