From: Paul F. Evans (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Nov 25 1998 - 15:38:36 EST
Yes that really helps. I was having the most difficulty with the DIA TWN
PLEIONWN THN EUCARISTIAN, I thought the DIA was taking the genitive TWN
PLEIONWN, and not the accusative THN EUCARISTIAN. My mind could grapple
with the incongruous concepts I was trying fit together.
>PERISSEUHi is subjunctive because this is a purpose clause introduced by
>hINA: "Everything (is) for your sakes, SO THAT grace MAY ABOUND ...
>hH CARIS is indeed the subject of PERISSEUHi
>PLEONASASA is an aorist participle, fem. nom. sg. construing with hH CARIS;
>here its sense is something like "having increased" or "having grown even
>DIA THN EUCARISTIAN could construe either with PLEONASASA or with
>PERISSEUHi, but it doesn't really make that much difference to the meaning
>since both the participle and the subjunctive main verb express much the
>same idea of abounding/multiplying; TWN PLEIONWN is genitive plural and,
>I'd say, substantival, so that we understand it as "of many persons." The
>phrase therefore is something like "because of the thanksgiving of many
I really must learn to be more organized with my approach and break things
down the way you have here, asking the appropriate questions. I guess
experience and and practice are the key.
Paul & Loala Evans
Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church
--- B-Greek home page: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bgreek You are currently subscribed to b-greek as: [email@example.com] To unsubscribe, forward this message to leave-b-greek-329W@franklin.oit.unc.edu To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.4 : Sat Apr 20 2002 - 15:40:08 EDT