Re: Adverbs as Adjectives

From: lakr (
Date: Mon Mar 23 1998 - 11:32:30 EST

> and wondering why BEBAIWS was modifying a noun. I didn't take me long to find
> this in Smyth #1096 and #1097. Then my thoughts turned to the NT and I decided
> to see if adverbs ever functioned as adjectives in the NT. I could not
> immediately find anything in BDF so I scraped the dust off of A.T. Robertson
> and there it was on page 547. Robertson gives several examples, the first is
> Romans 3:26 EV TWi NUN KAIRWi.
> I don't know why I get excited about this kind of thing, other than the fact
> Clay

Clay, I don't know if Robertson includes this example, but just this
weekend I had a question regarding a construction at 1 Tim 6:19,
'THS ONTWS ZWHS' or the real life. Here the adverb ONTWS is functioning
as an adjective according to the entry in my BAG. I was suprised at
this and chalked it up as just one more of the many things I have
not run into in Koine. I had no idea that it was unusual.

Larry Kruper

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