From: lance w seevers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Sep 08 2000 - 16:41:47 EDT
Is faith a person to whom one offers obedience? Dr. Conrad asked this
question in regard to the objective genitive. I realize the construction
is different but see Acts 6:7-
KAI O LOGOS TOU QEOU HYCANEN KAI EPLHQYNETO O APIQMOS TWN MAQHTWN EN
IEROUSALHM SFODRA POLYS TE OXLOS TWN IEREWN UPHKOYON TNi PISTEI
> > >(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?
> > (1) objective genitive: "for obedience to faith" -- but is faith a
> > person
> > to whom one offers obedience? hardly.
> > (2) subjective genitive: "faith's obedience" -- but is faith a
> > person who
> > can obey?
> > (3) attributive genitive: "obedience of faith" = "obedience
> > associated
> > with/dependent upon faith" = "faithful obedience" -- that's what
> > strikes me
> > as most appropriate in this instance.
> > (4) genitive of apposition: "obedience, i.e. faith" -- this
> > make a
> > lot of sense to me.
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