[b-greek] Re: Acts 7:59

From: Dave Washburn (dwashbur@nyx.net)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 17:55:51 EST

> Hello Biblical Greek,
> Acts 7:59
> And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive
> my spirit.
> (KJV)
> Could the Greek grammatically allow that "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit"
> was said by the "they" instead of by Stephen..... ?

Nope. "Calling" is a masculine singular participle, so it can only
refer to Stephen. If we fill in the ellipsis, we have "They stoned
Stephen as he was calling on God etc."

Dave Washburn
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated." C. S. Lewis

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