I Peter 1:7

From: Eric Weiss (eweiss@acf.dhhs.gov)
Date: Wed Feb 14 1996 - 12:29:30 EST

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Comments by: Eric Weiss@OSP@ACF.DAL

Sorry ... I meant to say the gender and case of the ADJECTIVE
(POLUTIMOTERON), not "participle," in the message below which I just sent

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Re: I Peter 1:7

Many translations I've seen translate the hINA TO DOKIMION UMWN THS PISTEWS
POLUTIMOTERON CHRUSIOU as if it's one's faith (PISTEWS) that is more precious
(POLUTIMOTERON) than gold (CHRUSIOU), yet the gender and case of the
participle lead me to believe that it's the testing or genuineness (DOKIMION)
of one's faith--and not the faith itself--that is being compared to gold.

Can anyone help me with this, or explain why many translate POLUTIMOTERON as
if it's modifying PISTEWS?


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