From: Ben Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 05 1998 - 16:38:53 EDT
On Sat 5 Sep 98 (16:12:52 +0800), email@example.com wrote:
> In our review of James 2:14-16, we came across in verse 15 the
> following construction:
> EAN ADELFOS hH ADELFH GUMNOI hUPARXWSIN ...
It's verse 15 : EAN ADELFOS *H* ADELFH KTL...
The word H is with a smooth, not a rough breathing; and a grave accent:
"If a brother *or* a sister be naked...". The verb hUPARCWSIN is 3rd Pl
Present Active Subjunctive, plural because it is a compound subject,
ADELFOS H ADELFA [either, or both].
We have the same convention in these gender-equal P.C. days; "he or she
are", not "he or she is". We even use the plural pronoun for the non-
gender specific pronoun he/she when it is singular. "If someone wants to
come, *they* should say so beforehand". I daresay it is the same in modern
-- Revd Ben Crick, BA CF <firstname.lastname@example.org> 232 Canterbury Road, Birchington, Kent, CT7 9TD (UK) http://www.cnetwork.co.uk/crick.htm
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