Re: Gal 3:10b (The Infinitive in genitive case)

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Thu Oct 28 1999 - 11:17:06 EDT

At 10:41 AM -0500 10/28/99, Moon-Ryul Jung wrote:
>Dear B-Greekers,
>why is the infinitive clause in Gal 3:10b (TOU POIHSAI AUTA)
>in genitive case?

It's a purpose construction. We sometimes say that the articular infinitive
depended originally on a preposition hENEKA ("for the sake of"). That's
brief, but I hope it's reasonably clear.

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics/Washington University
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