[B-Greek] He vs. It
Jeffrey B. Gibson
jgibson000 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 17 18:05:07 EDT 2007
> Good day to you all. I hope the Lord is blessing each of you in your own
> respective lives. If you have the opportunity, I would enjoy some input on
> the following text that was posited as a translation exercise from my koine
> workbook. It reads as follows.
> Workbook Text:
> EGO POIW TO ERGOU TOU AGGELOU AUTOS DE EXEI THN DOXAN TOU QEOU.
> Workbook Suggested Translation:
> I do the work of the angel, and *he* [editing mine] has the glory of God.
> My question is about how we know what the word AUTOS is referring to. Is it
> possible to translate the sentence "I do the work of the angel, and it
> [referring to the work] has the glory of God?"
Ask yourself what gender ERGON is and then ask yourself what gender AUTOS is.
You should have your answer after that.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
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