Romans 16.7 - "Natural Gender" and "Arbitrary Gender"?

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Danny King
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Re: Romans 16.7 - "Natural Gender" and "Arbitrary Gender"?

Post by Danny King » November 20th, 2015, 12:06 pm

Stephen Carlson wrote: Perhaps it's considered weird because it's neuter and the referent is female. Not so weird to a Greek used to neuter diminutives.
I've been looking for information on Greek diminutives and found an amazing 17 page article in the Journal of Biblical Literature. And it's free, too! ;)
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Re: Romans 16.7 - "Natural Gender" and "Arbitrary Gender"?

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » November 20th, 2015, 4:31 pm

Danny King wrote:I've been looking for information on Greek diminutives and found an amazing 17 page article in the Journal of Biblical Literature. And it's free, too! ;)
Can you post the link?
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Re: Romans 16.7 - "Natural Gender" and "Arbitrary Gender"?

Post by Danny King » November 20th, 2015, 10:47 pm

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
Danny King wrote:I've been looking for information on Greek diminutives and found an amazing 17 page article in the Journal of Biblical Literature. And it's free, too! ;)
Can you post the link?
Here it is: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3264595?seq ... b_contents
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