Re: PRWTOTOKOS, Partitive Words and listing of LXX use (64 verses)

From: Jonathan Robie (
Date: Sun Nov 08 1998 - 23:31:49 EST

At 10:22 PM 11/7/98 -0700, Wes Williams wrote:
>I appreciate that you have represented my position well and your feedback is
>welcome. Yes, I do understand the expression hO PRWTOTOKOS (EK) TWN NEKRWN
>as a partitive with perhaps an ablative flavor, identifying hO PRWTOTOKOS as
>at one time a member of the group of TWN NEKRWN. As the PRWTOTOKOS said in
>1:18: "KAI EGENOMHN NEKROS KAI IDOU ZWH EIMI," he identified himself as a
>partitive member of the group TWN NEKRWN. Perhaps this is why T.R. inserted
>EK before TWN NEKRWN.

Can anyone provide evidence that lends credence to the belief that adding
EK changes the meaning in this phrase? Is there really any significant
difference between:




Please justify your answer...



Jonathan Robie

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