[b-greek] Re: Acts 26:22 MELLONTWN

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 17:32:58 EDT

Rather than delay Diana Shaw's message from reaching the list, I have
reformatted it in plain-text ASCII and I am herewith sending it on. cwc

>From: "Diana N. Shaw" <DINOSAUR2LIST@prodigy.net>
>To: Biblical Greek <b-greek@franklin.oit.unc.edu>
>Subject: [b-greek] Re: Acts 26:22 MELLONTWN
>Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2001 02:36:27 -0600
>(The Idiot Sings to the Idiom Book)
>Is a joule!
>Tell me, what would I do without Moule?
>I'd feel
>Like a foule!
>But, his pages have power to coule
> The fevered cheeks
> Of "little Greeks"!
> -dns
>However, once in a while, there's still a minor problem left.
>In Acts 26:22, Professor Moule's treatments (in FOUR different
>chapters!) confirmed most of my puzzled guesses, but left one
>unmentioned; and BDF doesn't cover it either. Is MELLONTWN a
>genitive plural just to agree with the relative pronoun (that ought
>not to have been genitive plural, anyway)? That is, if Paul had
>used hA, would he have used MELLONTA?
>Suppose that should be safe to assume, but such a passage -- following
>more exceptions than rules -- leaves one weak-kneed.
>Diana N. Shaw

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