Purely off the top of my head (protected only by enough hair--grey--to
cover the emptiness within), I think any talk of such a notion as the
>suggestion that the preposition followed by two anarthrous nouns, joined
>with a kai, indicates a particular relationship (albeit without the
>strength of the GS rule).
is unmitigated nonsense. Were it EK TE HUDATOS KAI PNEUMATOS, or EK TOU TE
HUDATOS KAI TOU PNEUMATOS, or the like, I could see a tight linkage (as
could anybody at all), but to attribute this sort of weight to a simple
KAI? I can't believe it. If there IS any evidence for it, I would certainly
like to see it.
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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