[B-Greek] Preposition governing two nouns
lawtonaaron at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 18 13:27:40 EDT 2007
I was recently presented with an argument concerning John 3:5 - GENNHQH EX
hUDATOS KAI PNEUMATOS. This text asserted that since the article (I assume
referring to the preposition EX) governed two nouns joined by KAI then the
nouns point to the same referent. I could not remember anything in grammar
nor find anything in my Greek grammars which would support this assertion.
Is this a misapplication of the Granville-Sharp Rule? Am I missing
Matt. 23:25 seems to offer a similar construction (EX hARPAGHS KAI AKRASIAS)
while not appearing to agree with the rule. If applied to John 4:23, 24 (EN
PNEUMATI KAI ALHQEIA), a Gnostic reading could result. Luke 21:25 (EN hHLIW
KAI SELHNH KAI ASTROIS) only works if the nouns are viewed as synecdoche.
Luke 2:4 (EX OIKOU KAI PATRIAS) could follow the rule.
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