Re: hWN in Acts 1:1

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Wed Oct 30 1996 - 07:26:36 EST

At 11:10 PM 10/29/96 -0600, Carl W. Conrad wrote:

>>> In summary, Jesus began what? To do and to teach. He did and taught
>>> what? The things represented by hWN. It seems quite obvious that the
>>> pronoun is the object of the infinitives, attracted from the
>>> accusative to agree with the genitive antecedent. Why jump through
>>> grammatical hoops when there is such a straightforward explanation?
>>This is very clear and helpful. I've checked it off for now -- but I did
>>it in
>>pencil since I'm not sure to what extent Carl sees this as a settled issue.
>I'm satisfied, for my part; I'm not sure that Carlton is yet. We gotta get
>this vineyard back in shape!

Sigh. I know lots of people with virtually no training in Greek who always
know the answer off the top of their head. Why should it be so tough for you
professor types?

What we little Greeks really want is an instant answer that is authoritative
and correct, without all this technical detail and ambiguity ;->


(Just joking -- really, I prefer the discussion to a premature answer)

Jonathan Robie
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