From: Steven Lo Vullo (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Mar 28 2002 - 01:02:28 EST
on 3/27/02 11:42 PM, Kevin Cauley at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> So you would understand PNEUMATIKOIS as being in the neuter gender?
> Assuming this is the case, then why the change from a neuter singular to a
> neuter plural? "Comparing a spiritual thing to spiritual things" (?).
> Maybe I am not understanding something, but this doesn't make a lot of sense
> to me.
Both substantival adjectives are plural. PNEUMATIKA is neuter plural
accusative. PNEUMATIKOIS may be either neuter plural dative or masculine
Steven Lo Vullo
> Thank you,
> Kevin Cauley
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Polycarp66@aol.com [mailto:Polycarp66@aol.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 27, 2002 10:12 PM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Subject: [b-greek] Re: 1 Corinthians 2:13,14
> In a message dated 3/27/2002 10:03:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> email@example.com writes:
> hA KAI LALOUMEN OUK EN DIDAKTOIS ANQRWPINHS SOFIAS LOGOIS ALL
> EN DIDAKTOIS
> PNEUMATOS hAGIOU PNEUMATIKOIS PNEUMATIKA SUGKRINONTES YUCIKOS DE ANQPWPOS
> . .
> Does the adjective PNEUMATIKOIS refer back to the noun LOGOIS or to a
> non-stated noun ANQPRWPOIS as possibly alluded to in the context? Or is
> PNEUMATIKOIS functioning in some other way not mentioned? I am inclined
> think that it is referring to LOGOIS, but I would like to hear the
> for other opinions here.
> Neither. I'm trying to think of a comparison. Suppose I were to say
> "We speak regarding music to the musical - comparing baroque to baroque."
> It's perhaps not a very good comparison - sorry. Maybe it will
> nevertheless convey the structure of the passage. PNEUMATIKA is the direct
> object of the participle SUGKRINONTES and PNEUMATIKOIS are the things with
> which they are SUGKRINONTES. Think of "comparing apples to apples" (or if
> you wish to use Platonic terms "appleness"). The **participle**, however,
> is nom. pl. which would therefore reflect the action of the subject
> (included in LALOUMEN).
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