I am with Tim McMahon on this.
I suspect we should imagine an autous as the accusative subject of the verb, and treat tekna as the verb’s object, taking the same case (acc).
Would this solve the problem?
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- March 19th, 2018, 11:31 am
- Forum: Syntax and Grammar
- Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
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I understand that in John 1:12 τέκνα completes / is the object of the verb γενέσθαι. ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ἐξουσίαν τέκνα θεοῦ γενέσθαι, τέκνα is not a part of a standard double-accusative, since the indirect object is in the dative (αὐτοῖς). Is there any pressing reason to argue that τέκνα must be accusati...