[B-Greek] Spiritual psalms, hymns and songs?--Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16

Sarah Madden sarah.r.madden at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 10:25:34 EDT 2010


Barry --
I thought that only applied if the adjective was, say, masculine, but that a
feminine adjective was restricted to modify only a feminine noun. Correct me
if I'm wrong.

Sarah

On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Barry <nebarry at verizon.net> wrote:

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> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Sarah Madden" <
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> Cc: "Leonard Jayawardena" <leonardj at live.com>; <b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 9:26 AM
> Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Spiritual psalms, hymns and songs?--Ephesians 5:19;
> Colossians 3:16
>
>
>
> One minor grammar note that no one has addressed, and that will solve the
>> mystery of which word(s) the adjective is describing: Since the adjective
>> is
>> feminine, and the only feminine word in this group is WiDAIS (songs), then
>> the proper translation is "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" -- but
>> not
>> "spiritual psalms and hymns and songs."
>>
>> YALMOIS KAI hUMNOIS KAI WiDAIS PNEUMATIKAIS-Ephesians 5:19
>> YALMOIS hUMNOIS WiDAIS PNEUMATIKAIS--Colossians 3:16
>>
>
> Sarah, it's also possible an adjective modifying the last item in a series,
> while in technical grammatical agreeement with that last item, to be
> understood as modifying each noun in the series.  Only context will clarify,
> and context is sometimes diffcult to see due to theological commitments...
> :)
>
> N.E. Barry Hofstetter
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