[b-greek] Re: Gal 4:18 EN KALWi

From: Clwinbery@aol.com
Date: Fri Oct 12 2001 - 10:00:33 EDT

In a message dated 10/11/01 9:37:25 PM, hjbluebird@aol.com writes
>> > With all due respect to Carl, I feel like hO AGAQOS is being used
>> > attributively with respect to EIS in Mt. 19:17
>I believe made I made a mistake about hO AGAQOS being attributive. I
>believe hO AGAQOS is actually a predicate adjective with hEIS functioning
>as a substantive for hO QEOS. Therefore hEIS ESTIN hO AGAQOS would be
>equivalent to, hO QEOS ESTIN hO AGAQOS. But in any case, I believe hO QEOS
>predicates hEIS.

I agree with Steve that hO AGAQOS is clearly substantival functioning as the
predicate nominative. The presence of the article following the verb to be
makes that very clear.
A predicate adjective would be hEIS ESTIN AGAQOS = "God is good."
Carlton Winbery
Louisiana College

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