Re: Mark 2:19

From: Mark Goodacre (
Date: Wed Jun 23 1999 - 05:49:24 EDT

On 22 Jun 99, at 17:16, wrote:

> I don't understand why hOSON XRONON is in the accusative. It appears to
> be functioning adverbially, answering the question of how long. A.T.
> Robertson suggests that there is some sort of attraction going on. Any
> help would be appreciated.

I would say that it is because we have here the accusative used of duration of
time (= time how long), i.e. it means something like "for how long a time".

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