Re: Eph. 2:8-9

Russ P. Reeves (
Tue, 8 Oct 1996 23:57:11 -0500

At 07:46 AM 10/7/96 -0500, you wrote:

>It would appear that your question regarding a "solution" means that you
>really want the antecedent of TOUTO to be PISTIS and are looking for a
>grammatical justification for that understanding.

>I suppose these instances will provide the justification you're seeking,
>but I would still prefer to explain the usage of KAI TOUTO in Eph 2:8 as an


I'm not sure if this was your intention, but the language used here is
rather insulting. I'm not seeking grammatical justification for one view.
Rather, since you presented one view I wanted to get your response to what
seemed to be the best view from the other side, and since you said you knew
of no NT examples, I provided one. If you had argued for PISTIS as the
antecedent, I would have offered the objections of the other side. You may
disagree, but this seems to me to be a sound methodology. In any event, I
found your responses helpful, despite your judgements on my intent.


Russ P. Reeves