[Fwd: Re: genitives]

Lee R. Martin (lmartin@voyageronline.net)
Thu, 23 Jan 1997 07:51:34 -0800

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

This message was originally undelivered

Lee R. Martin

--------------3E832EAB5D1F Content-Type: message/rfc822 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Disposition: inline

Message-ID: <32E58404.4C62@voyageronline.net> Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 19:05:40 -0800 From: "Lee R. Martin" <lmartin@voyageronline.net> X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0Gold (Win16; I) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: Randy Leedy <RLEEDY@wpo.bju.edu> CC: b-greek@virginia.edu Subject: Re: genitives References: <s2e33de0.004@wpo.bju.edu> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Randy Leedy wrote: > > In the thread on strings of genitives (e.g. EIS TO EPAINON DOXHS THS > CARITOS AUTOU) I didn't see any mention of a point that does deserve > consideration here: the Semitic use of the genitive as a substitute > for an adjective.

I agree with you in theory, but the following example from the Psalms would illustrate the proper word order in such a construct chain:

a b c c b a (Psalm 48) the mountain of the holiness of him = His holy mountain

a b c c b a (Hebrews) the word of the power of him = his powerful word

a b c c b a the praise of the glory of the grace of him = praise of his gracious glory

Lee R. Martin
Part-Time Instructor in Hebrew and Biblical Studies
Church of God Theological Seminary
Cleveland, TN 37311
Pastor, Prospect Church of God