Re: John 3:2 - DIDASKALOS: what kind of nominative?

From: Jim West (
Date: Wed May 19 1999 - 15:56:26 EDT

At 01:39 PM 5/19/99 -0600, you wrote:
>What type of nominative is used for DIDASKALOS in APO QEOU ELHLUQAS
DIDASKALOS in John 3:2?

I take it as a nominative of exclamation. Such a nom is used to "stress a
thought with great distinctness" (Dana/Mantey). I think Nic. here is
"confessing" Jesus' rabbinic status.
"You really are a teacher, sent from God!"



Jim West, ThD
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