From: c stirling bartholomew (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Nov 20 2001 - 02:19:24 EST
on 11/19/01 9:22 PM, c stirling bartholomew wrote:
> Matt 16:18: KAGW DE SOI LEGW hOTI SU EI PETROS KAI EPI TAUTH TH PETRA
> OIKODOMHSW MOU THN EKKLHSIAN KAI PULAI hADOU OU KATISXUSOUSIN AUTHS.
> "In normal [Greek] syntax a phrase like KAI EPI TAUTHi
> THi PETRAi can only refer to something outside of the
> speaker AND his interlocutor.
Another loose reading of this condition could be the pattern:
LEGW or PHMI (same sentence) Pronoun[deomons]
This pattern produces some examples worth exploring:
Matt. 3:17, 15:7-8, 23:36, Mark 8:12, Luke 11:51
Note that Matt. 23:36 meets several criteria, not just one.
I don't think that syntax is going to answer this question. A speaker can
use "indirection" when addressing a person or a group. The use of the
demonstrative pronoun is just one example of this.
Clayton Stirling Bartholomew
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