Luke 16:2

From: Dale M. Wheeler (
Date: Fri Mar 08 1996 - 12:38:58 EST

Greetings parse-ologists. Here's an interesting conflict in the tools ! In
Luke 16:2 the phrase TI TOUTO is parsed by some as accusative (evidently
Direct Object of AKOUW, either together as a compound interrogative or TOUTO
is the D.O. and TI is predicate to TOUTO with the copula elided). Others
parse them as nominative (evidently an equative clause with the copula
elided, and the relative pronoun which refers back to TOUTO and functions as
the D.O. of AKOUW also elided).

For those of you who are into crytology, BDF #299(1) refers to this
construction and says that TI is being used predicatively with TAUTA/TOUTO,
then give examples which could go either way with no real explanation: Acts
14:15 vs Matt 26:62.

Any suggestions ??????

Dale M. Wheeler, Th.D.
Chair, Biblical Languages Dept Multnomah Bible College
8435 NE Glisan Street Portland, OR 97220
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