From: Knox Mike (KnoxM@rnd3.indy.tce.com)
Date: Thu Oct 02 1997 - 10:36:00 EDT
I am resending this message in the hopes that someone may respond to it.
>Hello fellow B-Greekers,
> In Matt:15:28b, Jesus makes the following statement to the Canaanite
> W GUNAI, MEGALH SOU H PISTIS
> Max Zerwick, in his grammar(#35), says that the omission of the
particle before the vocative is the rule in Hellenistic usage. >Thus, he
believes that it may be significant whenever the particle is seen before the
vocative. He further states, that with the >exception of the book of Acts
(which he says still retains Attic influence), the occurrence of the
particle before the vocative seems to >suggest deep emotion on the part of
the speaker. Does anyone have any comments about this?
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