[b-hebrew] A Greek Language Question

Kevin W. Woodruff cierpke at prodigy.net
Thu Aug 5 14:06:16 EDT 2004


"Ton" is the definite article. The word for son "uios"
is very often omitted in Greek. Like in Matthew 10:2
where the Grek says literally "James the the of

--- MarianneLuban at aol.com wrote:

> I hope some people here are more knowledgeable in
> Greek than I am because I 
> want to make certain of some passages from the Greek
> text of Josephus.  It has 
> to do with his reference to a certain "Amenophis", a
> wiseman, universally 
> accepted to be a well-documented actual person from
> AE, Amenhotep son of Hapu.  
> When Josephus first mentions the wiseman he writes,
> "Amenophis patros de 
> Paapios" and then later 
> "Amenophis ton Paapios", both translated as
> "Amenophis son of Paapis.  I know 
> that
> "patros" means "father", but I can't understand the
> presence of "de" in the 
> phrase.  Also, I think "ton" can mean "the son of"
> but also just plain "of".  
> Anybody?
> Marianne Luban 
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