Louis L Sorenson wrote:The Byzantine and some others have ἀρξάμενον. ἀρξάμενος in the nominative cannot be adverbial, so it seems.
ἀρξάμενος is an unexpected transference of the case and gender into that of the prime agent, a construction common enough in the Apocalypse (4:1 reff.), but surprising in St. Luke. Henry Alford, vol. 2, Alford's Greek Testament: An Exegetical and Critical Commentary (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010), 119.
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