[B-Greek] Greek word AUTOS

Carl W. Conrad cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu
Thu Jul 12 19:36:07 EDT 2007

This appears to be a response to an off-list messsage; if that's the  
case it really ought not to have been answered on-list.

But in any case, please note that we do not discuss doctrinal issues  
on B-Greek; if you want to continue the discussion of something more  
than Greek text, please conduct that discussion off-line.

Carl W. Conrad
Co-Chair, B-Greek List

On Jul 12, 2007, at 5:29 PM, Kevin W. Woodruff wrote:

> Eva:
> There are  definite articles and pronouns in masculine gender that  
> refer to the Holy Spirit clearly showing that the biblical authors  
> considered Him to be a person, because grammatically speaking, the  
> author should have used the neuter form to agree with the  
> antecedent, but used a constructio ad sensum instead.
> John 14:25 EKEINOS instead of EKEINO
> Kevin
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> ----- Original Message ----
> From: "thebodyofjesusthenazoraion at juno.com"  
> <thebodyofjesusthenazoraion at juno.com>
> To: cierpke at prodigy.net
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:59:32 PM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Greek word AUTOS
> Not all believe the Holy spirit is a person, and this is one of the  
> reasons. The point is AUTOS
>  is in the neuter form in this verse, and since God is spirit I  
> perfer to leave it that way, and not try to force it to fit your  
> form of understanding
> Eva Ritsema
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