Date: Fri Oct 09 1998 - 04:51:37 EDT
It occurs to me that I did not provide much in the way of syntactical
information on how I rendered my translation.
SUGKRINONTES is an adverbial participle of means. It relates back to
EIDWMEN (we may know). I t answers the question "How will we know?" "By
means of interpreting..."
PNEUMATIKA is a Plural Substantive Adjective in the Accusative Case
functioning as a Direct Object. It semantically parallels the object of
EIDWMEN, "the things given us by God."
PNEUMATIKOIS is a Plural Substantive Adjective, Dative of Means. It
semantically parallels the "words taught by the Spirit".
Hope this clarifies where I'm coming from.
On Thu, 8 Oct 1998 23:42:43 -0400 "Stephen P. Donahue"
>I am currently studying through 1 Corinthians and 2:13 is puzzling me.
>clause in question is PNEUMATIKOIS PNEUMATIKA SUGKRINONTES. My
>is, to what does this refer? Can this be determined from the grammar?
>have been unable to arrive at any adequate conclusions. I would
>appreciate any help from those more adept than I regarding this
>Please excuse any errors in presenting this to list as it is my first
>on b-greek. I thank you.
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