[Fwd: Re: genitives]

From: Lee R. Martin (lmartin@voyageronline.net)
Date: Thu Jan 23 1997 - 10:51:34 EST

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Lee R. Martin

Message-ID: <32E58404.4C62@voyageronline.net> Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 19:05:40 -0800 From: "Lee R. Martin" <lmartin@voyageronline.net> X-Mailer: Mozilla 3.0Gold (Win16; I) MIME-Version: 1.0 To: Randy Leedy <RLEEDY@wpo.bju.edu> CC: b-greek@virginia.edu Subject: Re: genitives References: <s2e33de0.004@wpo.bju.edu> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

Randy Leedy wrote: > > In the thread on strings of genitives (e.g. EIS TO EPAINON DOXHS THS > CARITOS AUTOU) I didn't see any mention of a point that does deserve > consideration here: the Semitic use of the genitive as a substitute > for an adjective.

I agree with you in theory, but the following example from the Psalms would illustrate the proper word order in such a construct chain:

a b c c b a (Psalm 48) the mountain of the holiness of him = His holy mountain

a b c c b a (Hebrews) the word of the power of him = his powerful word

a b c c b a the praise of the glory of the grace of him = praise of his gracious glory

-- Lee R. Martin Part-Time Instructor in Hebrew and Biblical Studies Church of God Theological Seminary Cleveland, TN 37311 Pastor, Prospect Church of God

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