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Summer's - Shared Accusative.

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Summer's - Shared Accusative.

Postby Geoff » Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:32 pm

This is from Ray Summer's Essentials of New Testament Greek. (Lesson 3, 17:1:12-Page 21)


[face=spionic]oi( a0/ggeloi ginw/skousi qa/naton kai\ dida/skousin a)nqrw/pouj lo/goij. [/face]


In this sentence would the first accusative affect the second verb?

The simple - The messengers know death and teach men (with) words.

Alternative - The messengers know death and teach men (death) (with) words.

A Sort of ellipsis - death being the topic of the teaching.

I know in english this treats "death" as a direct object and men as the indirect, and there would be another way to say that in greek, but I'm wondering if this is greek usage also.
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Postby klewlis » Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:41 pm

That would have to be determined by context. The sentence does not in itself imply that.
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