John 21:15

From: T & J Peterson (
Date: Fri May 30 1997 - 11:08:07 EDT

In John 21:15, Jesus asks Peter, "AGAPAiS ME PLEON TOUTWN?" which is
generally translated, "Do you love me more than these?" Now, I know
there is debate as to what the antecedent is of TOUTWN, but I don't
recall any argument that it refers to the other disciples in the sense
of "Do you love me more than these [love me]?" Is there any way to
determine grammatically whether TOUTWN refers to the subject or object
of AGAPAiS? I haven't been able to find anything specific enough on the
genitive of comparison to tell one way or the other.


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