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

Barry nebarry at verizon.net
Thu Jul 22 07:10:20 EDT 2010

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From: "Leonard Jayawardena" <leonardj at live.com>
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Subject: [B-Greek] Spiritual psalms, hymns and songs?--Ephesians 5:19; 
Colossians 3:16‏

> Now that we have got any grammatical objection to translating "YALMOIS 
> (KAI) hUMNOIS (KAI) WiDAIS PNEUMATIKAIS as "spiritual psalms, hymns and 
> songs" out of the way--as George F. Somsel mentioned, Robertson cites DWRA 
> TE KAI QUSIAI MH DUNAMENAI (Heb. 9:9), where the adjective takes the 
> gender of the last noun, which is feminine--the path is clear for me to 
> show that the translation "spiritual psalms, hymns and songs" better 
> expresses the apostle Paul's intention.

You're right -- it is a possible understanding, but whether it's correct or 
not has to be determined on other grounds.  I'm not sure that the rest of 
your discussion is really relevant to b-Greek, though bits of it might be.

N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Classics and Bible Instructor, TAA
(2010 Savatori Excellence in Education Winner)
Mentor, TNARS


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