From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 17 1998 - 15:17:27 EST
Mark Goodacre wrote:
> Luke 12.32: MH FOBOU, TO MIKRON POIMNION, hOTI EUDOKHSEN hO PATHR hUMWN DOUNAI
> hUMIN THN BASILEIAN.
> MH FOBOU is singular, yet the rest of the pericope (Luke 12.22-34), including
> the rest of this verse, is 2nd person plural -- addressed to Jesus' disciples
> (Luke 12.22). Am I right in thinking that the momentary shift is simply a
> function of its place alongside the singular (collective) noun TO MIKRON
> POIMNION, which functions as a vocative? If so, does anyone know of any
> parallels to this kind of procedure?
> Thanks for any help.
Is not Mk. 14:38 an example of this? Jesus addresses Peter/Simom in the
singular (could you [sing.] not keep awake, etc.), but then gives his
command about watching and praying in the plural. And how about the
parallels in GMatt. and GLuke to Mk. 14:38?
Jeffrey B. Gibson
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