From: James H. Vellenga (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 25 1997 - 08:29:26 EDT
> From: "Stephen C. Carlson" <email@example.com>
> Subject: ANQRWPOS in Jn2:25
> A lurker brought up in a private email, but intended for the entire
> list, the issue of rendering ANQRWPOS in Jn2:25 --
> KAI OTI OU CREIAN EICEN hINA TIS MARTURHSH PERI TOU ANQRWPOU
> AUTOS GAR EGINWSKEN TI HN EN TWi ANQRWPWi.
> Unfortunately, my reference books are packed away, so I will ask:
> why does ANQRWPOS take a definite article in this verse?
> (more, excised)
> Thoughts anyone?
Whew, the threads are proliferating today!
One immediate thought on this is Carlton Winbery's observation of
a couple of weeks ago that the definite article with the singular
can denote a representative of a group. Hence, in this case
"... and as he had no need that anyone should testify [to him]
concerning the human person, because he knew what was in the
But that may not be the whole story. I have long been puzzled
by the article in Matt. 6.14:
EAN GAR AFHTE TOIS ANQRWPOIS TA PARAPTWMATA AUTWN ...
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