New Testament • Re: Adverbial element with multiple verbs in Rom 16:1-2

Hi Mike.
ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως τῶν ἁγίων can't modify παραστῆτε because it isn't in παραστῆτε's clause.
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By giving each subjunctive its own specific instance of the object αὐτὴν and delineating the prepositional phrases separate from each other each with one verb, ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως τῶν ἁγίων can only be read as modifying προσδέξησθε.
Thanks for that insight - it helps clarify the syntax. Of the various search criteria I used going through my books (including Turner's "Syntax"), I did not consider the two object references as a key. As is often the case, there can be many aspects to consider, and being aware of all of them (and importantly, the "not-negotiables") is a challenge.

May I please ask: Is there such a thing as a "tool" that can help us process all the relevant "rules" for a given text?
The grammars and other reference works with which I'm familiar are great (and even fun reading at times), yet they are not organised around "the text in front of me". A checklist, or logic flow of things to consider/check, would be profoundly useful - both as guidance, and for ensuring decisions are sound. I have a picture in my head of how they would work, but I have not seen such a beast. Do you have any thoughts on this?


Statistics: Posted by Grant Nichols — May 9th, 2023, 7:02 pm

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