[b-hebrew] A Greek Language Question

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Thu Aug 5 16:38:26 EDT 2004

On 05/08/2004 21:14, Ken Penner wrote:

>Amenophei is in the dative case, here meaning "to" (The king communicated
>"to" Amenophis).
>The phrase about Paapios immediately follows Amenophei: patros de Paapios
>onti. Onti is the participle of "be" in the dative case: "to [the one]
>being." Patros and Paapios are both gentive, and refer to the same person.
>Amenophei and onti are both dative, and refer to the same person.
>"The king communicated his desire to Amenophis (i.e., to the one who was
>[son] of father Paapias)."
>In 243, the king recalled the prediction para Amenophews tou Paapios. Here
>Amenophews is genitive, because it is governed by the preposition "para",
>here meaning "from". The phrase tou Paapios is likewise genitive ("of (the)
>Paapis"), but in light of 232, does not refer to Amenophis but to his
>father, as you thought originally.
>The news perturbed the king, who recalled the prediction from Amenophis
>[son] of Paapis.
Well, how can Marianne expect sensible help if she writes "Amenophis" 
twice when the text is actually "Amenophei" and "Amenophews", and 
repeats "ton" when the text reads "tou"?

Peter Kirk
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