Re: Romans 3:23
> En the end of verse 24, Paul uses the construction
> --- dia tes apolutrowsis tes en Christwi Iesou.
> What is the use or function of the second tes? What does tes refer to? How
> should this construction be translated? If I've parsed it correctly
> (gen. sing. fem.), then it could refer to chariti or apolutrosis.
> How is it (or is it?) connected to en Christwi?
> Christopher Walker
This is one of the two ways of forming an adjectival construction.
"en Christwi Iesou" is acting as an adjective and could have been put
between the first "tes" and "apolutrowsis": "through the in-Christ-
Jesus deliverance", i.e., "through the deliverence that is in Christ
Jesus". You can see this in Romans 4:11 "...ths pistews ths en thi
akrobustiai..." and v. 12 "...ths en akrobustiai pistews..."
Why one would use one construction rather than the other is another
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