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Re: John 8:25

Posted: January 14th, 2019, 3:14 pm
by Jonathan Robie
LarryMBall wrote:
January 14th, 2019, 1:20 pm
The "to you" is dative and cannot be the direct object of this verb. The DO has to be accusative. But wait. We have an accusative word we have not used it is "τὴν ἀρχὴν", the Beginning. It needs to be placed here.
λαλῶ is a verb of expression, the content of what he said is not the direct object of λαλῶ. I am trying to find a sentence that uses the accusative the way you propose for τὴν ἀρχὴν here. Can you give me another example that uses the accusative this way?