From: Williams, Wes (Wes.Williams@echostar.com)
Date: Fri Sep 19 1997 - 17:54:25 EDT
> Is, "the Word was a god" a
> legitimate translation from a strictly grammatical point of
* theology aside)?
Yes, it is. See 1 Kings 18:27 where Elijah cried out in mockery with
respect to Baal:
hOTI QEOS ESTIN
Brenton's LXX translated it: "for he is a god."
Note that this is the same construction of an anarthrous predicate
nominative QEOS preceeding the copulative verb EIMI as exists in John
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