I should let Micheal answer for himself, but this seems a pretty
straightforward matter. The Genitive Absolute will NOT fit for adjectival
use of the genitive at all: it always involves a subject--noun or
pronoun--in the genitive and a predicate which is usually a participle (but
may be a predicate noun or adjective linked to the subject with an implicit
participle of EIMI), and it is grammatically independent of the other
structures in the sentence, although it could be said to function like an
adverbial clause governing the main predicate.
A Subjective Genitive, however, will adhere to a noun that has a verbal
notion in it and will indicate that this genitive form would be the subject
to that other noun if it were a verb. This gobbledygook means:
hH TOU QEOU AGAPH (if TOU QEOU be understood as subjective genitive)
=3DhO QEOS HGAPHSEN
but TOU QEOU AGAPHSANTOS (understood as a genitive absolute)
=3D EPEI HGAPHSEN hO QEOS or something like that.
Does that help?
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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