[B-Greek] 2 Cor 1:24 ALLA SUNERGOI ESMEN THS CARAS hUMWN

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Wed Jun 24 08:10:47 EDT 2009


Nice observation, this. Ain't it wonderful what an adnominal genitive  
can achieve, when it really tries?
But in the name of Heaven, do we really need to add on another  
subcategory, "Genitive of Purpose"?
MH GENOITO!

On Jun 23, 2009, at 5:18 PM, Elizabeth Kline wrote:

> 2Cor. 1:24 οὐχ ὅτι κυριεύομεν ὑμῶν τῆς
> πίστεως ἀλλὰ συνεργοί ἐσμεν τῆς
> χαρᾶς ὑμῶν· τῇ γὰρ πίστει  
> ἑστήκατε.
>
> 2COR. 1:24 OUC hOTI KURIEUOMEN hUMWN THS PISTEWS ALLA SUNERGOI ESMEN
> THS CARAS hUMWN· THi GAR PISTEI hESTHKATE.
>
> Sophocles Trag., Oedipus tyrannus
> Line 1200
>
> ὅστις καθ' ὑπερβολὰν
> τοξεύσας ἐκράτησε τοῦ
> πάντ' εὐδαίμονος ὄλβου,
> ὦ Ζεῦ, κατὰ μὲν φθίσας
> τὰν γαμψώνυχα παρθένον
> χρησμῳδόν, θανάτων δ' ἐμᾷ
> χώρᾳ πύργος ἀνέστα·
> ἐξ οὗ καὶ βασιλεὺς καλῇ
> ἐμὸς καὶ τὰ μέγιστ' ἐτι-
> μάθης ταῖς μεγάλαισιν ἐν
> Θήβαις<ιν> ἀνάσσων.
>
> SOPHOCLES TRAG., OEDIPUS TYRANNUS
> LINE 1200
>
> hOSTIS KAQ' hUPERBOLAN {ANT. 1.}
> TOXEUSAS EKRATHSE TOU
> PANT' EUDAIMONOS OLBOU,
> W ZEU, KATA MEN FQISAS
> TAN GAMYWNUCA PARQENON
> CRHSMWiDON, QANATWN D' EMAi
> CWRAi PURGOS ANESTA·
> EX hOU KAI BASILEUS KALHi
> EMOS KAI TA MEGIST' ETI-
> MAQHS TAIS MEGALAISIN EN
> QHBAIS<IN> ANASSWN.
>
> R. Young (Interm. NT Greek, 1994 p. 37) under a subheading "Genitive
> of Purpose" cites 2 Cor 1:24 ALLA SUNERGOI ESMEN THS CARAS hUMWN and
> states that "There are two clauses at the deep structure: 'We work
> together with you' and 'you have joy'. The two clauses are linked with
> a means-purpose relationship."
>
> G.Cooper (Gk Syntax, v1, 47.7.6.A p181) "The adnominal genitive is
> often added to its noun in a simply paratactic sense ... as in all
> manners of apposition ...  it adds an explanation. ... explanation in
> terms of purpose  (finality) (including negative purpose, prevention)
> is especially frequent."
>
> Cooper's first example QANATWN ... PURGOS S.OT 1200 was the most
> accessible (close at hand) and illustrates "negative purpose,
> prevention". It also shares another feature (anti-feature?) with
> SUNERGOI ... THS CARAS ... hUMWN 2COR. 1:24. The semantic bridge
> between PURGOS and QANATWN is nearly (but not quite) as far fetched as
> SUNERGOI and THS CARAS.
>
> Cooper treats this under the general heading adnominal genitive, where
> the notion of purpose (finality) illustrates the flexibility of the
> adnominal genitive.
>
> Elizabeth Kline
>
>
>
>
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