Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 22:01:56 EDT
In a message dated 10/8/01 8:31:49 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>Would not the Ascensive use of KAI have some bearing
>on the issue of prominence given to the first item?
>Each "even" "also" "namely" seems to give equality to
>the two nominals in such a translation/understanding.
>In John 3:5:
>EAN MH TIS GENNHQHi EX hUDATOS KAI PNEUMATOS...
>Seems like "prominence" ought to be given to the PNEUMATOS,
>although this is in the unemphatic position.
>Finally, I note that Smyth translates QEOI KAI ZEUS: "the
>gods and above all Zeus." Where the first item is the
>general term and the second item specific.
The same emphasis seems to be in Mark 16:7 where you have the group and the
individual. ALLA hUPAGETE EIPATE TOIS MAQHTAIS AUTOU KAI TWi PETRWi hOTI . .
"but go tell his disciples and especially Peter that . . ."
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