[b-greek] Rom.1:5: hUPAKOH PISTEWS

From: Harold R. Holmyard III (hholmyard@ont.com)
Date: Mon Sep 04 2000 - 14:05:28 EDT

Dear Ted,

You wrote:

>I recently read that hUPAKOH PISTEWS, in Romans 1:5, has been viewed as
>(1) an objective genitive, (2) a subjective genitive, (3) an attributive
>genitive, or (4) as a genitive of apposition. Any thoughts as to which
>it might be?

You have the same phrase in Rom 16:26. I tend to favor the genitive of
apposition, since in 16:25 God commands and the proper response is the
obedience of faith. The idea seems to be that the obedience consists of
faith. I suppose that all the categories you mention could work, but I like
the attributive genitive the least; we do not normally speak of different
kinds of obedience. I like the subjective genitive more than the objective
genitive, since I do not think of obedience taking action. Obedience is the
action taken. Genitive of source is another possibility: the obedience
which has its source in faith.

                                Harold Holmyard

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