[B-Greek] Eph.2:8 the faith

wmhboyd at aol.com wmhboyd at aol.com
Tue Jul 24 05:09:39 EDT 2007

In John Eadie's Commentary on the Greek Text of Paul's Letter to the 
Ephesians he says on page 150 concerning Ephesians 2:8, DIA THS 
PISTEWS, that the article before PISTEWS is "giving it a subjective," 
and "is best rendered, as Alfred says, by a possessive." I would have 
expected the opposite. Why is it not, "By grace you are saved through 
the faith" as in "through the gospel" (Eph.1:13 - the word of truth, 
the gospel of your salvation), instead of "through your faith" as in 
"through your believing" (also Eph. 1:13 - "having believed...").

William (the barbarian) Boyd
Greensboro, NC

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