[B-Greek] Revelation 2:13 & Objective Genitive?
lists at actually.me.uk
Sat Mar 18 15:31:51 EST 2006
> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-greek-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-greek-
> bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of David Bielby
> Sent: 17 March 2006 22:44
> To: Big Greeks
> Subject: [B-Greek] Revelation 2:13 & Objective Genitive?
> To Pergamum.OIDA POU KATOIKEIS, hOPOU hO QRONOS TOU SATANA, KAI KRATEIS
> TO ONOMA MOU KAI OUK HRNHSW THN
> PISTIN MOU KAI EN TAIS HMERAIS ANTIPAS hO MARTUS MOU hO PISTOS MOU, OS
> APEKTANQH PAR hUMIN, OPOU hO SATANAS KATOIKEI.
> The phrase 'hO PISTOS MOU' bothers me. My propensity was to handle it
> as as a dative form, but I
> noticed the NAU translates it as as 'My Faith'. Is this correctly seen
> as an objective genitive? If so, then
> what is the rationale for the NAU translators handling it as they do?
[Doug] You're misreading the NAU which translates the earlier THN PISTIN MOU
as "My faith" and hO PISTOS MOU as (very literally) "my witness, my faithful
one", (at least in my electronic version) rather than as "my faithful
witness" which would be better English.
The MOU in THN PISTIN MOU is understood by NAU, as far as I can see (oddly,
I think) as a possessive "My faith" whereas most interpret as "faith in me"
taking it as an objective genitive.
hO PISTOS MOU is nominative, qualifying and agreeing with hO MARTUS MOU, and
the MOU in both cases is simply possessive.
More information about the B-Greek