Re: What does (feminine) TH refer to in Romans 5:15?

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Jun 03 1998 - 17:05:56 EDT

At 4:12 PM -0400 6/03/98, Bill Ross wrote:
>"by the one man"
>Is TH the article of something?
>Is it proper to use it standing alone as "by", with no feminine noun
>associated with it?
>Wouldn't "to" or "in" be better, since it is dative?

I don't read TH TOU ENOS ANQRWPOU in Rom 5:15; rather I read TWi TOU hENOS
PARAPTWMATI; TWi is the article, it construes with PARAPTWMATI, which is
also dative; hENOS ANQRWPOU is genitive depending on PARAPTWMATI: 'by the
sin of one man.'

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243 OR

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:39:45 EDT