From: Tony Costa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Wed Mar 21 2001 - 23:03:48 EST
>From: Schmuel <email@example.com>
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>To: Biblical Greek <email@example.com>
>Subject: [b-greek] Acts 7:59
>Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 15:41:39 -0800
>Hello Biblical Greek,
>And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive
>Could the Greek grammatically allow that "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit"
>was said by the "they" instead of by Stephen..... ?
No, it cannot because the "my" in Greek is MOU and is a first person
singular masculine pronoun. Thus, Stephen is referring to his own "spirit".
The "they" is a reference to the Sanhedrin who had Stephen stoned.
>Could that be allowed contextually ... ?
No, because it is not allowed grammatically nor contextually.
>the "they" would have to be speaking in a mocking tone ...
>seems far-fetched.. but the issue came up.....
The one who was "calling upon God" was Stephen. Best regards, Tony Costa.
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