The Nature of Greek Definite Article in Mk 2:23

From: Moon-Ryul Jung (
Date: Sat Apr 17 1999 - 00:25:20 EDT

Dear B-Greekers,

In Mk 2:23, I read EN TOIS SABBASIN. It is translated to "In One Sabbath".
I wonder why definite article is used if it means "a certain sabbath day"?
Is it related to the nature of Greek definite article, which is not
found in English?

Also, why plural SABBASIN?

Moon-Ryul Jung
Assisant Professor
Dept of Computer Science
Soongsil University,
Seoul, Korea

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