[B-Greek] Spiritual psalms, hymns and songs?--Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
George F Somsel
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Wed Jul 21 11:27:05 EDT 2010
"But one adjective with the gender of one of the substantives is by no means
uncommon. Thus in Heb. 9:9,
Robertson, A.T. A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical
Research, p 412. Logos, 1919; 2006.
δῶρά τε καὶ θυσίαι μὴ δυνάμεναι, the last substantive is followed, while in
Heb. 3:6, ἐὰν τὴν παρρησίαν καὶ τὸ καύχημα μέχρι τέλους βεβαίαν κατάσχωμεν, the
first rules in gender. Per contra note υἱὸν ἄρσενin Rev. 12:5. Radermacher (N.
T. Gr., p. 86) cites φίλε τέκνονfrom the Iliad, XXII, 84."
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From: Sarah Madden <sarah.r.madden at gmail.com>
To: Barry <nebarry at verizon.net>
Cc: b-greek at lists.ibiblio.org
Sent: Wed, July 21, 2010 7:25:34 AM
Subject: Re: [B-Greek] Spiritual psalms, hymns and songs?--Ephesians 5:19;
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.
On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 10:06 AM, Barry <nebarry at verizon.net> wrote:
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> 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
>> feminine, and the only feminine word in this group is WiDAIS (songs), then
>> the proper translation is "psalms and hymns and spiritual songs" -- but
>> "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
> Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
> (2010 Savatori Excellence in Education Winner)
> Mentor, TNARS
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