Jerusalem: Singular or Plural:

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DanielBuck
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Jerusalem: Singular or Plural:

Post by DanielBuck » July 30th, 2015, 5:04 pm

I'm running across parsing of seemingly random singular and plural declensions of the GNT word for Jerusalem:
πᾶσα Ἱεροσόλυμα is nominative singular feminine in Matt 2:3
Ἱεροσόλυμα could be nominative singular feminine in Matt 3:5--or nominative plural neuter?
εν ιεροσολυμοις must be dative plural neuter in Luke 23:7, or am I being led astray by my parsing software?
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Re: Jerusalem: Singular or Plural:

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » July 30th, 2015, 7:42 pm

There are variant forms of the Greek for Jerusalem: one feminine indeclinable, one fem sg. and one neut .pl.
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Re: Jerusalem: Singular or Plural:

Post by Jonathan Robie » July 31st, 2015, 11:00 am

Rod Decker explained this well in Jerusalem: Some Notes on the Greek Spelling.
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Re: Jerusalem: Singular or Plural:

Post by DanielBuck » August 26th, 2015, 9:40 am

Thanks, that clears things up pretty well. Plurals can be weird, even here on the internets.
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