[B-Greek] Fwd: Romans 16:1

Daniel Streett danstreett at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 21:00:08 EST 2010

Actually, LSJ gives numerous references where θεός (QEOS) is used with the
fem. article, often to refer to Athena:

θεός fem., *goddess*, μήτε θήλεια θεός, μήτε τις ἄρσην Il.8.7, cf. Hdt.2.35,
al.; τοῖς θεοῖς εὔχομαι πᾶσι καὶ πάσαις D.18.1, cf. 141, Orac.ib.21.52; esp.
at Athens, of Athena, Decr. ap. And.1.77, Pl.Ti.21a, etc.; ἁ Διὸς θεός,
Ζηνὸς ἡ θ., S.Aj.401 (lyr.), 952 (ἡ Διὸς θεά ib.450); of other goddesses,
ποντία θεός Pi.I. 8(7).36; ἡ νερτέρα θ.,= Περσεφόνη, S.OC1548, etc.; of
Thetis, Pl. Ap.28c; of Niobe, S.El.150 (lyr.), Ant.834 (anap.): in dual, of
Demeter and Persephone, τὰ τοῖν θεοῖν ψηφίσματα Ar.V.378 (lyr.); οὐδ' ἔδεισε
τὼ θεώ And.1.125; freq. in oaths, νὴ τὼ θεώ Ar.Lys.112; μὰ τὼ θεώ

Daniel R. Streett
Asst. Prof. of Greek and NT
Criswell College, Dallas, TX

On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 7:53 PM, nikolaos kadamou
<ntgreekreader at gmail.com>wrote:

> Mark, Θεὸς/θεὰ
> in everything else you are right
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 7:53 PM, Mark Lightman <lightmanmark at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
> > <Certain nouns in Greek are "epicene" (or "common") in that their form
> > is the same for both masculine and feminine but their gender depends
> > on whom the noun is referring to.  DIAKONOS (aide) is one of them.
> > PARQENOS (virgin) is another.>
> >
> > θεος (QEOS) is another one.  Even ανθρωπος (ANQRWPOS.)

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