Re: Gal 4:28 EPAGGELIAS what type

From: Jim West (
Date: Thu May 27 1999 - 15:44:22 EDT

At 03:29 PM 5/27/99 +0000, you wrote:
>I am working through Gal 4:28 and I am wrestling with the phrase EPAGGELIAS
>TEKNA. What is the best way to take this genitive (description, source,
>etc.)What is the syntaxical significance of its placement in the rabbinic
>interpretation of Paul. Does the fact that Paul was engaging in rabbinic
>interpretation of Gen 21 impact the grammatical role the genitive plays in
>this sentence?

What a truly EXCELLENT question! I take it as a simple genitive of source-
something like "y'all, brothers, are children of the promise of (made to)Isaac".

I dont think that Paul's method of reasoning here (i.e., rabbinic
methodology) has anything to do with the grammar.



Jim West, ThD
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