Re: genitive

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Mon Feb 09 1998 - 11:34:11 EST

At 09:18 AM 2/9/98 -0700, Glen Riddle wrote:
>In Eph. 4.12 we have the phrase "be an example of the believers". I
>would take the genitive "of believers" as objective gen. However, to do
>so requires seeing a verbal force in the head noun, typos, which doesn't
>seem to be in the verb. The verb is not used in the sense of "be an
>example". Does anyone have a better category for this use of the
>genitive? Or, can anyone enlighten me on whether this should be a
>problem--seeing typos as a verbal noun but with a different semantic
>verbal force than one would find in the verb?

I can't find a phrase like that in Ephesians 4:12, and I need the context
to understand what you are asking. Could you please tell me which verse you
are looking at?


Jonathan Robie

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