From: Carl W. Conrad (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Jun 03 1998 - 16:24:50 EDT
At 4:00 PM -0400 6/03/98, Bill Ross wrote:
>EI GAR TW TOU ENOS PARAPTWMATI
>"For if through the offence"
>Question: Why is "TW" translated "by"?
It is an instrumental dative: translate it "by means of" or "by reason of."
It explains the causal factor for the Fall of Humanity. If the cause were a
PERSON, it would have been genitive with hUPO, but as it is a THING, it is
in the dative (normally without a preposition, occasionally in Koine with
Carl W. Conrad
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