[b-greek] RE: 1Th 4:4

From: Iver Larsen (alice-iver_larsen@wycliffe.org)
Date: Sun Feb 25 2001 - 16:10:25 EST

> Dear List-members,
> Discussing the meaning of SKEUOS in 1Th 4:4 in his recent commentary
> Abraham Malherbe states that reflexive pronoun hEAUTOU in this verse being
> in the attributive position "stresses one person's possession in contrast
> to that of someone else, in this case, that of the brother against whom
> one should not trespass or act covetously (v 6)."
> My question: does the attributive position of this pronoun necessarily
> signify such a stress (of one's possession IN CONTRAST to someone else)?
> Thank you,
> Alexander Kyrychenko.

Not by its position, because this pronoun always occurs in the attributive
position. It occurs quite frequently, and if one looks at all the places where
it occurs as part of a noun phrase, there are many contexts that would not
support such a contrastive stress.

Iver Larsen

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