From: Edgar Foster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Apr 24 1998 - 09:44:27 EDT
---"D. Anthony Storm" <email@example.com> wrote:
> There would appear to be an articular infinitive in Phlp. 3.10:
> TOU GNWNAI AUTON KAI THN DUNAMIN.....
> My question is... why is the article in the genitive? I cannot find
> previous finite verb that requires the genitive. I checked in Smythe
> briefly, but I am still puzzled.
> D . A n t h o n y S t o r m
I found Moises Silva's comments on this verse quite illuminating. His
comments are as follows:
"Grammatically, this verse is best understood as a second purpose
clause introduced by the genitive articular infinitive TOU GNWNAI (tou
gnonai, "that I may know"). This construction parallels the HINA
clause that begins at the end of v. 8 and continues through v. 9
(however, see Additional Notes). This infinitive rules three objects:
AUTON (auton, "Him"), DUNAMIN (dynamin, "power"), and KOINWNIAN"
(Silva, Moises. The Wycliffe Exegetical Commentary-Phillipians. Moody:
Chicago, 1988. Quote taken from p. 189).
In his Additional Notes, Silva offers further comments on Phil. 3:10.
They're worth considering and are found on p. 194.
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