Re: 1Pet.1:17

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Sun Mar 19 2000 - 10:43:14 EST

At 10:25 AM -0500 3/19/00, Dmitriy Reznik wrote:
>Dear friends,
>Thank you very much for your precous help. Still I have a subquestion.
>On Sun, 19 Mar 2000 07:20:35 -0600 "Carl W. Conrad"
><> writes:
>> And I would agree with George's implicit answer to this
>> question--that
>> PATERA is the direct object, TON ... KRINONTA is an attributive
>> participle
>> phrase.
>PATERA has no article. So can it be a direct object? And can we translate
>"a father" about G-d?

Because PATERA has no article, we translate it "a father"--and we do so
because we are using it not specifically as we would TON QEON. I think the
point is that other peoples or other individuals may invoke their own
"Father" deity or may even invoke their own individual "father"--but the
weight in this particular phrase is on the TON ... KRINONTA phrase.


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