Re: A Diagram of Hebrews 3:1-6

From: William D. Ramey (
Date: Fri May 09 1997 - 14:45:12 EDT

Hi John.....

Thanks for looking over my diagram on Hebrews 3:1-6. And yes, you are
correct when you said "Isn't the phrase 'holy brethren' and 'partners in a
heavenly vocation' in apposition to the implied subject of the imperative
verb?" However, most students become confused if I place the dotted lines
to the implied or explicit subject of the verb, especially when the subject
is in second person. This is because vocatives are normally (but of course
not always) in third person, as in Hebrews 3:1.

I have tried placing the vocative(s) in different locations. I personally
like to see it tied to the subject slot, above the base line, and so,
probably will revert back to it.

Would you like to review my diagram of Hebrews 1:1-4? I would appreciate
any constructive comments (like the one you gave).

Thanks again,

William D. Ramey
> From: John M. Sweigart <>
> To: William D. Ramey <>
> Subject: Re: A Diagram of Hebrews 3:1-6
> Date: Friday, May 09, 1997 8:36 AM
> William D. Ramey wrote:
> >
> > Hi everyone......
> >
> > I have finished diagramming Hebrews 3:1-6. For those who wish to see
> > work and contribute, I have included a PDF file for viewing. Any
> > will be welcomed.
> >
> > Covered with His grace
> > William D. Ramey
> >
> > (The Greek NT is the NT, all else is translation)
> >
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > Name: heb3_1-6.pdf
> > Part 1.2 Type: Acrobat (Application/pdf)
> > Encoding: base64
> > Description: heb3_1-6 (Adobe Acrobat Document)
> William;
> I checked out your diagram and overall it looks good. Isn't the phrase
> "holy brethren" and "partners in a heavenly vocation" in apposition to
> the implied subject of the imperative verb? Also, in the interpretation
> of the passage it is important to understand the meaning of METOXOI
> "companions" since this has a technical meaning in the ANE. Remember
> the Companions that rode with Alexander the Great? Also it appears that
> in some passages we can this this.
> John of Dover

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