Re: Ephesian 4:1-2

From: Edgar M. Krentz (
Date: Fri Feb 09 1996 - 22:36:56 EST

I answer one of these questions a bit differently thatn Dale Wheeler.
>Steve Clock wrote:
>>4:1) re `O DESMIOS: Since the principal verb is PARAKALO, 1st singular,
>>I took `O DESMIOS to be an independent nominative.
>You are correct; this type of independent is specifically called a "Pendent
>(Hanging) Nominative" or "Nominativus Pendens"; cf., John 7:38.

I would not call this a nominativus pendens, since that constructions
implies that the nominative is without direct grammatical contact with the
rest of the sentence. I would call it a nominative in apposition to the
subject expressed in the verb suffix PARALALW.

Cordially, Ed Krentz

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