PRWTOTOKOS in Col 1.15,18

From: Juan Stam B (
Date: Mon Feb 24 1997 - 19:28:44 EST

From: Juan Stam
Subject: PRWTOTOKOS in Col 1.15,18

I find it striking that the construction with PRWTOTOKOS has an important
difference between 1.15 (genitive singular) and 1.18 (EK with genitive
plural). In a passage so symmetrical and tightly structured, with very
close parallelism in most of its members, why is the parallelism broken
for this crucial expression? Can any reaon be given why the EK
construction would be used in 1.18 but not in 1.15? Many thanks, Juan

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