[B-Greek] Acts 27:43 What does PRWTOUS go with?

Mark Lightman lightmanmark at yahoo.com
Sat May 10 19:24:12 EDT 2008


Thanks, George.  Once you see it as an adjective for an adverb
  it makes sense. I guess we do the same thing in English,
  especially when talking real quick. 

George F Somsel <gfsomsel at yahoo.com> wrote:
        Hence it becomes very easy for the adjective form in the accusative to be used indiscriminately as adverb where the adjective idea disappears. Thus only the context can tell whether μόνον is adjective (Jo. 8:29) or adverb (Gal. 1:23). So as to μικρόν (Jo. 7:33 and 16:19), πολύ (Lu. 12:48 and Ro. 3:2), ὀλίγον (Mk. 1:19), etc. Πρῶτον, for instance, is very common as an adverb (cf. Mt. 7:5, and even τὸ πρῶτον is found, Jo. 10:40), but πρώτως occurs only once (Ac. 11:26).        
  Robertson, A. (1919; 2006). A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research (659). Logos.


  
   
  If it had been PRWTWS, it would seem that it would be understood as "for the first time" rather that "to go first to land."
 
george
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Subject: [B-Greek] Acts 27:43 What does PRWTOUS go with?

Acts 27:43  hO DE hEKATONTARCHS...EKELEUSEN TE TOUS DUNAMENOUS KOLUMBAN APORIYANTAS PRWTOUS EPI THN GHN EXIENAI.  What does
  PRWTOUS modify?  How would the sense be different if it were an adverb,
  PRWTWS? 

      
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