From: Mark Wilson (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Jun 01 2001 - 11:42:30 EDT
>DIA THN ELPIDA THN APOKEIMENHN hUMIN EN TOIS OURANOIS, hHN PROHKOUSATE EN
>TiW LOGiW THS ALHQEIAS TOU EUAGGELIOU TOU PARONTOS EIS hUMAS, KAQWS KAI EN
>PANTI TiW KOSMiW ESTIN KARPOFOROUMENON KAI AUXANOMENON KAQWS EN hUMIN
>What interests me here is 'ESTIN KARPOFOROUMENON KAI AUZANOMENON'. Why are
>these two participals in the accusative? My understanding is that when
>with EIMI that these would normally be in the nominative case. Also, I had
>to kind of hunt for what the referent of these two participals, my guess is
>that it is EUAGGELIOU.
This would appear to be the not so common Predicate use of the participles,
hence they lack the article.
I think you are on safe ground taking EUAGGELIOU as the subject:
"The gospel is bearing fruit and expanding..."
Perhaps your observation on EIMI usually with Nominative case is for
Attributive uses of the participle.... but I'm not sure.
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