From: Paul F. Evans (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Aug 29 1998 - 22:16:18 EDT
George or Carl,
Though the idea of a partitive genitive (if I have even expressed that
properly) has been discussed before in this forum, please give me a run down
once more so that I can get it in my mind! I think that we can add the
genitive to Carl's comment about the complexity of the accusative in most
Paul & Loala Evans
Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church
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Date: Tuesday, August 25, 1998 10:37 AM
Subject: Re: Mark 11:22 EXETE PISTIN QEOU
>Carl W. Conrad wrote:
>> I also still think that QEOU has to be understood as an objective
>> genitive and that ECETE here means "continue to grasp firmly, keep
>> tight (your faith in God)."
>The more I think about this construction, the more I like the
>partitive idea. There is no article for QEOU, and while that is no
>big evidence for a whole lot, it does suggest a generic reading, which
>would not be the case were it to read TOU QEOU. The force of QEOU
>would then become almost adverbial or adjectival [Godly]. The read,
>on this approach, would then be: "Be having [maintain vigorously]
>faith [that you have received] from God."
>And as well I like the simplicity of the implicit 'that you have
>received' modifying PISTIN. Is this eisegesis?
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