[B-Greek] John 6:23
George F Somsel
gfsomsel at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 9 02:24:22 EDT 2006
ALLA HLQEN PLOIA[RIA] EK TIBERIADOS EGGUS TOU TOPOU hOPOU EFAGON TON ARTON EUXARISTANTOS TOU KURIOU
The section which concerns your question is EUXARISTANTOS TOU KURIOU. This is what is known as a genitive absolute. It is a circumstantial participle in the genitive case with its subject also in the genitive. A.T. Robertson states regarding the use of the genitive
(e) The Temporal Use. It is common enough. This is a very old use of the genitive.﻿﻿ This is the true genitive.﻿﻿
Robertson, A. (1919; 2006). A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research (495). Logos.
Since the participle is an aorist, the action being described (giving thanks) is viewed as completed. Thus, "When the Lord had given thanks . . ." or "After the Lord had given thanks . . ."
"Dony K. Donev" <dony at cupandcross.com> wrote:
Can someone tell me where in John 6:23 translators find the AFTER to include in "after the Lord had given thanks?"
Dony K. Donev
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