Re: Sharp's Rule and Quasi-Proper Names

From: Glen Riddle (
Date: Sun Apr 12 1998 - 18:43:42 EDT

Just for your information: there is nothing out so good as Wallace's Greek Grammar
Beyond the Basics when it comes to Granville Sharp's Rule, Colwel's Rule, and the
deity of Christ based on Greek grammar--period! Dan Wallace did his doctoral
dissertation on Granville Sharp's Rule--it is a work of art and about 350 pages of
dissertation that is just about as good as dissertations get.

AgapeLove9 wrote:

> In a message dated 98-04-11 03:08:07 EDT,
> writes:
> << Dear Mark
> On this topic ATR says (p785) "A most important passage is
> 2Pet1:1" (although he doesn't say why it is important...)
> Can you quote the gk references produced in Stafford's book
> as evidence for excluding "quasi-proper names" from the GS
> rule? Presumably there are some from contemporary sources?
> Rgds
> Steven >>
> You've posed two questions here. I do not have the time to type in large
> amounts of text from the book "Jehovah's Witnesses Defended" to answer your
> fine questions. He has 28 pages on the GS rule and six paragraphs on 2 Peter
> 1:1 with copious footnotes and references. I am looking at his discussion on
> 2Pet 1:1 and do not see anywhere I can quote him out of the context because he
> has already dealt with the issue of quasi-proper names in the preceeding
> subheadings. I appreciate his non-opinionated approach. Robertson takes
> objection to a leading grammarian before him, Winer, so it is necessary to
> cite Winer before leading into Robertson's objection and then Stafford's
> discussion. Perhaps it is better for me to notify Greg Stafford and let him
> comment since, after all, it is his book. I will copy his AOL address in the
> reply.
> Greg Stafford, quasi-proper names and Wallace/ A.T.Robertson?

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