Re: Either this or myself needs straightening out

From: Stephen C. Carlson (
Date: Thu May 25 2000 - 23:15:49 EDT

At 02:53 AM 5/26/00 GMT, B.J. Williamson wrote:
>Passage: Hebrews 12:1a
>Issues: Accusative with Nominative?, ellipsis?
>I take TOSOUTON as Accusative. I take NEFOS as Nominative.
>And for these reasons, it seems unnatural to put them together
>as seeming all translations do: “such a great cloud.”
>Would someone confirm or correct my thinking here:

You should take NEFOS as accusative here. NEFOS is neuter, so
its accusative is also NEFOS, the same form as the nominative.
There is no *NEFON accusative of NEFOS.

Stephen Carlson
Stephen C. Carlson
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