From: Kevin W. Woodruff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 23 2000 - 09:43:32 EDT
Thomas in John 20:28 was not a native speaker of Koine, he spoke Aramaic.
Secondly, no observant Jew would have EVER blasphemed the name of God by say
"My God." Johannine Christology is sufficent developed to say that Thomas
was addressing the risen Jesus as Deity. Doesn't sound too "Smart" to me
At 05:26 PM 10/22/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>I have recently been informed of the following rule of Koine Greek which
>has been called "Smart's rule":
>"In native KOINE Greek when the copulative KAI connects two titles of
>personal description [viz. singular nouns, plural nouns, article noun kai
>noun constructions (e.g. 1Th 3:11) or compound proper name (e.g. 2Th
>2:16) which are both either articular or anarthrous] and a personal
>pronoun in the genitive case modifies the first of the said titles, and is
>repeated with respect to the second title, there are always two persons
>(e.g. Jn 20:28; 1Th 3:11; 2Th 2:16;1Ti 1:1) or groups of persons (e.g. Mt
>12:49; Mk 3:33-34) in view."
>I have not found any exceptions to this rule. Could it be a valid
>enhancement to Sharp's rule?
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