dimi wrote: ↑
May 9th, 2019, 12:24 pm
ἡ τοῦ Θεοῦ Δύναμις is in apposition to ὁ Λόγος?
I think so.
I expect that two are in apposition to the third.
Apposition goes in pairs. In translation, you would add a relative pronoun to the 3rd one and make it a relative clause. So,
God's power, the Word, who is the master...
Daniel and Dimi, Thank you for responding.
§ 46.3 Πότε δὲ ἡ δαιμόνων ἀπάτη καὶ μανία κατεφρονήθη, εἰ μὴ ὅτε ἡ τοῦ Θεοῦ Δύναμις ὁ Λόγος, ὁ πάντων καὶ τούτων Δεσπότης, διὰ τὴν τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἀσθένειαν συγκαταβάς, ἐπὶ γῆς ἐφάνη;
One reason to consider ὁ Λόγος the subject. ὁ Λόγος functions as the global VIP
of the discourse.
Re: multiple appositions with one subject, consider the following:
1Cor. 1:23 ἡμεῖς δὲ κηρύσσομεν Χριστὸν ἐσταυρωμένον, Ἰουδαίοις μὲν σκάνδαλον, ἔθνεσιν δὲ μωρίαν, 24 αὐτοῖς δὲ τοῖς κλητοῖς, Ἰουδαίοις τε καὶ Ἕλλησιν, Χριστὸν θεοῦ δύναμιν καὶ θεοῦ σοφίαν
· 25 ὅτι τὸ μωρὸν τοῦ θεοῦ σοφώτερον τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἐστὶν καὶ τὸ ἀσθενὲς τοῦ θεοῦ ἰσχυρότερον τῶν ἀνθρώπων.
C. Stirling Bartholomew