From: Ben Crick (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Oct 01 1999 - 13:41:26 EDT
On Fri 1 Oct 1999 (11:40:44), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The only thing I can conclude is that grammatically THEOS MOU is being
> used as the subject of the imperative verb which in English we're going
> to translate as a vocative just so that it makes sense. But it seems a
> very odd construction to me. Is there something in Koine that I'm
> missing where the Nominative can be used as a vocative in such a case?
Some while ago we had lengthy thread on this very topic (Nominative for
Vocative in NT Greek) concerning Hebrews 1:8/Psalm 44:6LXX (Psalm 45:7BH).
IIRC the Thread title was Hebrews 1:8.
As Mary Pendergraft has pointed out already, the Vocative masc sing does not
always end in -E.
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