[b-greek] Re: 2Tim 3:16

From: clayton stirling bartholomew (c.s.bartholomew@worldnet.att.net)
Date: Mon Nov 06 2000 - 02:47:19 EST

on 11/05/00 10:03 PM, CEP7@aol.com wrote:

> What bears on the relation of adj. to noun most directly: In the NT, LXX, in
> classical and Koine Greek, the overwhelming semantic force of an
> adj.-noun-adj. construction in an equative clause is that the first adj. will
> be attributive and the second will be predicate. There are almost 50
> instances in the NT and LXX in which the second adj. in such a construction
> is predicate and the first is attributive (39 of which involve PAS before the
> noun; most in the LXX) and none on the other side. The evidence is so
> overwhelming that we may suggest a ³rule²: In PAS + noun + adjective
> constructions in equative clauses the PAS, being by nature as definite as the
> article, implies the article, thus making the adjective(s) following the noun
> outside the implied article-noun group and, therefore, predicate.


Would it be too much to ask, if one wanted to see the list of references for
these almost 50 examples. I spent an hour with Accordance playing around
with different patterns and the numbers I was coming up with were
substantially lower than that even before I manually sorted out all the
patterns which were NOT equative. This makes me real inquisitive. If you
could just provide us with the list then the b-greek folks could hammer on
these examples a little and see how the hold up under stress.


Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
Three Tree Point
P.O. Box 255 Seahurst WA 98062

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