Re: Thanks & Question

Date: Wed Sep 27 1995 - 23:02:08 EDT


You can study the Granville-Sharp rule in Dana & Mantey's volume called "A
Manual Grammar of the Greek New Testament" published by Macmillan, the latest
printing I have is 1990. See page 147 where he says:

(1) With Nouns connected by 'kai' The following rule by Granville Sharp of
a century back still proves to be true: "When the copulative kai connects two
nouns of the same case, if the article 'ho' or any of its cases precedes the
first of the said nouns or participles, and is not repeated before the second
noun or participle, the latter always relates to the same person that is
expressed or described by the first noun or participle; i.e., it denotes a
farther description of the first-named person."

A.T. Robertson discusses this practice in his "Grammar of the Greek New
Testament in the Light of Historical Research," pp. 785-786. When the
persons are to be distinguished, the article is repeated before the second
noun or participle (pp. 786-787).

Dana and Mantey give the example of 2 Peter 2:20: " tou kuriou kai soteros
Iesou Christou." where Lord and Saviour refer to the same person. See
Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1 where it is significant in identifying Jesus
Christ Christ with God. Jesus is our great God and Savior.

Thanks for the encouragement. It is nice to get to know you.

Grace to you,

Jim McGuire
Greek Professor at
Logos Bible Institute
13248 Roscoe Blvd.
Sun Valley, CA 91352

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