[B-Greek] hAGNIZOMAI with the genitive in I Tr 3:13
nikolaos.adamou at hotmail.com
Mon May 25 12:03:49 EDT 2009
hAGVIZETAI is not dedicated
check for the appropriate meaning
> Date: Sun, 24 May 2009 19:46:29 -0700
> From: lightmanmark at yahoo.com
> To: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [B-Greek] hAGNIZOMAI with the genitive in I Tr 3:13
> Ignatius' Letter to the Trallians 13:3:
> ἁγνιζεται ὑμων το εμον πνευμα, ου μονον
> νυν αλλα και ὁταν θεου επιτυχω
> hAGVIZETAI hUMWN TO EMON PNEUMA, OU MONON
> VUV ALLA KAI hOTAN QEOU EPITUCW
> "My spirit is dedicated to you, not only now, but when I
> obtain God."
> What do we make of the hUMWN being in the genitive?
> Sometimes I don't care to characterize what type of
> genitive something is, but in this case, if you had to
> characterize it, how would you? Don't say "genitive of
> dedication." Is there such a thing as a genitive of
> advantage? Is there any chance that agency is meant
> here, as if with hUPO? Other than just saying that
> this verb in the middle can take the genitive, is there
> something germane to the genitive that I am missing here?
> Can anyone think of similar verbs that take the genitive?
> I could not find any similar uses of hAGNIZOMAI
> with the bare genitive in the NT or in the lexicons.
> Mark L.
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