From: Joseph Brian Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 10 1999 - 22:57:16 EDT
Thanks for the answers they were very helpful. Just one point of
clarification, if I may...
> >EPI THi KOINWNIAi hUMWN EIS TO EUAGGELION APO THS PRWTHS hMERAS ACRI TOU
> >2. What type of genitive is hUMWN? What sense does it yield?
> If you see KOINWNIAi as a noun that indicates action, then hUMWN would be
> subjective genitive.
How would this understanding be translated?
BAGD defines KOINWNIAi as "association, communion, fellowship, close
relationship." Definition 4 may have some insight, "participation, sharing
TINOS in something." It seems the first leads towards this understanding,
"On the basis of your association with the gospel." The other, "Because of
your participation in the gospel." Which do you prefer? Fee remarks, it's
not "quite casual in the strictest sense (i.e. that their participation in
the gospel causes him joy), but in the sense that it serves as a basis for
What about this translation: "On the basis of your association with the
gospel from the first day until now"? Any suggestions?
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