Re: Romans 5:15

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Sep 08 1999 - 09:15:50 EDT

I just looked at this monster that I dispatched to the list a couple hours
ago and am shocked by the whopper of an anacoluthon in the paragraph cited

>Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 06:00:03 -0500
>To: Biblical Greek <>
>From: "Carl W. Conrad" <>
>Subject: Re: Romans 5:15
>I agree that we have an attributive phrase in THi TOU hENOS ANQRWPOU IHSOU
>CRISTOU, an attributive phrase that is intended to I think that the
>distinctive force of the article in this kind of attributive phrase is
>intensely demonstrative and practically substantival (I don't think it
>hurts to remember that hO/hH/TO was originally a demonstrative and in some
>functions in later Greek continues to be one) and the phrase is like an
>appositive: "grace--THAT (grace) of the one man Jesus Christ ..."

"that is intended to ..." --I think that I deleted something vital there,
but maybe I simply plunged into a new sentence without finishing the old.

If I were allowed to complete the opening sentence, it would be "... that
is intended to pinpoint the precise nature of the grace to which he is

I have a feeling that I do this much too often; apologies. My wife likes to
say (with some justification in my case) that it's not so much that
professors tend to be absent-minded as that absent-minded persons tend to
become professors.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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Home: 7222 Colgate Ave./St. Louis, MO 63130/(314) 726-5649

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