[B-Greek] Matthew 3:17 No predicate?

hoshi411 hoshi411 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 29 03:12:37 EDT 2010


Matthew 3:17
ουτος εστιν ο υιος μου ο αγαπητος εν ω  
ευδοκησα
hOUTOS ESTIN hO hUIOS MOU hO AGAPHTOTOS EN hW EUDOKHSA

why doesn't it say
hOUTOS ESTIN TON hUION MOU TON AGAPHTOTON EN hW EUDOKHSA

As it is there is no predicate in this sentence, or that the predicate  
is an adverbial phrase.

It is as if it should be translated:
"This Son of-mine the dear-one is with whom I-am-pleased"

I have seen ESTIN used with accusative nouns before, so what is the  
deal here?

Thanks.


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-Joshua Robison
ecclesiologyproper at gmail.com


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