[b-greek] pistis + noun(genitive)

From: Wayne Leman (wleman@mcn.net)
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 16:52:50 EST

Is Hayes' claim that it is the "faith" of Christ or the "faithfulness" of
Christ? PISTIS can also mean faithfulness and finding subjective genitives
with PISTIS + genitive can often have good exegetical support if we use the
meaning of "faithfulness" which I have heard was extant in Greek usage even
before the Koine period.

Wayne Leman
Bible translation discussion list:

> On Thu, 22 Feb 2001, Iver Larsen wrote:
> > At least I found the following occurrences of pistis + genitive noun:
> > Acts 3:16, (14:9), Rom 3:22, 26, Gal 2:16, 3:22, Phil 3:9, James 2:1,
> > Rev 14:12
> Some commentary about the subjective/objective genetive in relationship to
> PISTIS in Galatians can be found in a text by Richard Hayes, called "The
> Faith of Christ." I don't know that it will have universal bearing on
> anyone's personal study throughout Scripture, but he does address a few of
> the difficulties in translation and may provide some insight into the
> matter. I believe the work is a dissertation, and probably not widely
> available. My copy is actually 450 miles away at the moment, otherwise
> I'd happily supply the appropriate information.
> It should probably be noted that Hayes is a proponent of the subjective
> position (i.e., that the faith is Christ's), and has been a relatively
> prolific author on the subject.
> -Ethan Metsger (ethanm@ccil.org) (http://www.ccil.org/~ethanm/)

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