From: Jonathan Robie (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 07 1998 - 22:10:43 EST
At 09:21 PM 2/7/98 EST, WmHBoyd@aol.com wrote:
>Why is it KAI QEOS HN O LOGOS and not KAI O LOGOS HN QEOS?
>Does it mean the same? Is either more natural or common?
Yes, it means the same, but the more common word order is the one found in
John 1:1b, with the predicate noun first. This tends to be more natural,
since the new information that is predicated is what the sentence normally
>Does it imply a special emphasis?
>What about translating this "And God the word was." ?
>If I read it out loud this way, and paused after saying "God," would I be
>capturing an emphasis on the word "God" that is in the origional?
Hmmmm...I think that it does imply a somewhat greater emphasis on QEOS than
on hO LOGOS, but this is also the most common word order for predicate
nouns, so I wouldn't want to read too much into it.
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