[B-Greek] The antecedent in Mark 10:11

Carl Conrad cwconrad2 at mac.com
Fri Apr 16 16:13:22 EDT 2010


On Apr 16, 2010, at 3:42 PM, Blue Meeksbay wrote:
> KAI LEGEI AUTOIS• hOS AN APOLUSHi THN GUNAIKA AUTOU KAI GAMHSHi ALLHN MOICATAI EP᾽ AUTHN  Mark 10:11
>  
> Does anyone have an opinion as to whether GUNAIKA should be considered the antecedent of AUTHN, or if ALLHN should be considered the antecedent.   I prefer the former, as it seems to be the natural reading; however, does anyone see any reason why it might not be the latter? Any thoughts?

I would think that THN GUNAIKA must be the antecedent: she's the one being talked about. This is purely hypothetical, but I do think that if this final pronoun were intended to mean "the latter," that would ordinarily be expressed by TAUTHN rather than by AUTHN.



Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University (Retired)






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