[b-greek] Re: Acts 7:59

From: B. D. Colt (babc@ix.netcom.com)
Date: Fri Mar 23 2001 - 02:58:19 EST

On 22 Mar 01, at 0:01, Roe wrote:


> > 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..... ?
> Hi Steven,
> No, not grammatically allowed because the verbs in question are both
> singular. 'Calling upon' is EPIKALOUMENON, and 'saying' is LEGONTA.
> The plural forms, which would be required for the proposed reading,

Also note that EPIKALOUMENON and LEGONTA are both in the
accusative, agreeing with STEPHANON, so cannot refer to the subject
of the sentence.

Barbara D. Colt, mailto:babc@ix.netcom.com
St John the Evangelist, San Francisco

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