Re: Proffessor [sic] Blackwelder and participles

Date: Sun Mar 15 1998 - 12:06:42 EST

lakr wrote:
> Paul Kaufman says in 'An introductory Grammar of New Testament Greek'
> "Another construction which is common in the New Testament (especially
> in John's Gospel) is PISTEUW with EIS and the accusative case ...
> The whole construction of EIS plus the accusative must be translated
> rather than attempting to translate the prepostion EIS as an isolated
> word. Faith is thought of as an _activity_, as something men do, i.e.
> putting paith into someone"

Hello Larry ~

Faith is most certainly an activity, and the EIS plus accusative gives
it direction. The prototype is found in the opening of John: KAI hO
LOGOS HN PROS TON QEON, where PROS is a powerful vector of force of
direction of action that resulted in the Logos creating the KOSMOS!!

George Blaisdell

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