Luke 7:37

Lk 7:37 Braulio Barillas parakal at
Tue Jun 9 00:46:11 EDT 1998


URGENT WARNING BHS Received!! At 18:14 8/06/98 -0400, you wrote:>Friends,> >Lk 7:37 contains an interesting adjective, hamartwlos. This adjective>modifies gunh. Now, according to Moulton, this particular adjective can,>indeed, take a masculine (looking?) form. What is puzzling is why.>Brugmann thinks that a few adjectives were originally nouns. In any event,>Moulton goes on to say that this usage is in accord with the sole or>predominant usage in earlier Greek.> >Does this mean that the adjective ‘hamartwlos’, originally referred only to>males, and that as time progressed it was also applied to females? This>seems to be the implication which Rengstorf offers in TDNT when he says that>the word “denotes intelectual inferiority and failure, e.g., by reason of>deficient education” (because only males were educated?). R. takes the word>in Lk 7:37 as a substantive. But this does still not explain the formation>of the case ending.> >Thanks,> >Jim> >+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++>Jim West, ThD>Adjunct Professor of BibleDear Jim:Perhaps say that many adjetives have only two terminations, OS for masc. andfem. and ON for neuter. Examples:ENDOXOS and ENDOXON: illustriousAPHTHARTOS and APHTHARTON: incorruptibleBASILEIOS and BASILEION: royalAIWNIOS and AIWNION: everlastingAIWNIAN: acc. sing. fem occurs only in 2Thes. 2:16 and Heb. 9:12 Greetings BraulioBraulio Barillasparakal at



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