[B-Greek] John 17:24 hO and KAKEINOI

Marilyn Phemister windmill65 at yahoo.com
Sun Jul 18 11:21:20 EDT 2010


Scholars:

Here I am with another question.

In John 17:24 we have:

Πάτερ, ὃ δέδωκας μοι, θέλω ἵνα ὅπου εἰμὶ ἐγὼ κακεῖνοι ὦσιν μετ̓ ἐμοῦ,
PATER, hO DEDWKAS MOI, QELW hINA hOPOU EIMI EGW KAKEINOI WSIN MET EMOU,

Why does John use a neuter singular pronoun hO and then refer back to it 
with a masculine plural demonstrative KAKEIVOI?  Shouldn't the two agree 
in gender and number?  Is there a rule here I am missing?  Is it 
possible that ὃ hO represented a collective neuter noun such as ποιμνιον 
POMNION, and KAKEINOI the members of that group? 

Thank you,

Marilyn Phemister







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