Re: KURIWi in Philippians 2:24

From: Steven Craig Miller (
Date: Wed Nov 17 1999 - 10:01:33 EST

<x-flowed>To: Joseph Brian Tucker,

<< Why doesn't the definite noun KURIWi [at Philippians 2:24] have an
article? >>

As you might already know: "the presence or absence of an article does not
make a substantive definite or indefinite" (Porter 1992:103); "The word may
be definite or indefinite when the article is absent" (Robertson 790).
Robertson suggests that: "KURIOS, like QEOS and PNEUMA, is often
practically a proper name in the N.T." and thus are "freely used with and
without the article" (795).

-Steven Craig Miller
Alton, Illinois (USA)

"The use of argumentation implies that one has renounced resorting to force
alone, that value is attached to gaining the adherence of one's
interlocutor by means of reasoned persuasion, and that one is not regarding
him [or her] as an object, but appealing to his [or hers] free judgment.
Recourse to argumentation assumes the establishment of a community of
minds, which, while it lasts, excludes the use of violence" (Ch. Perelman
and L. Olbrechts-Tyteca, "The New Rhetoric: A Treatise on Argumentation," 55).

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