[B-Greek] Special use of the dative James 4:1

Barry nebarry at verizon.net
Mon Nov 24 22:32:54 EST 2008

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From: "Carl W. Conrad" <cwconrad at artsci.wustl.edu>
To: "B-Greek B-Greek" <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
Cc: "Piet Huttenga" <piet_huttenga at sil.org>
Sent: Monday, November 24, 2008 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Special use of the dative James 4:1

> From: Piet Huttenga <piet_huttenga at sil.org>
> Date: November 24, 2008 1:51:17 AM EST

> Of course one example is not enough, and it maybe due to Roman (Latin)
> influence. As far as I remember this construction (esse + dativus)
> possessoris is quite common, but it might be an exception in Greek.

It's quite common, actually, and earns a brief discussion in any Greek 

N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Professor, WRTS
Mentor, TNARS http://www.tnars.net/
Classics Instructor, TAA

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