anarthrous noun in Romans 10:4

From: David R. Mills (
Date: Thu Feb 04 1999 - 22:05:34 EST

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In Romans 10:4, NOMOU is anarthrous: TELOS GAR NOMOU CRISTOS EIS
DIKAIOSUNHN PANTI TWi PISTEUONTI. Accordingly, one commentary says that
Paul is talking about law in general and not the Law of Moses. Can a case
be made for NOMOU being definite? I notice that none of the nouns here
have articles, yet CRISTOS is definite. Can we assume that TELOS is
definite? Would it be unusual for NOMOU, which modifies TELOS, to be
definite in this case?

David R. Mills
ESL Instructor
Creighton University

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