Stephen Hughes wrote:I find the Greek definite article a lot more intimate / immediate than a definition like that (can) describes. For example John 14:26 "Καὶ ἐγὼ ἐρωτήσω τὸν πατέρα" The feeling is much more intimate than just known to a reasonable speaker in a discourse context. In these cases, it is almost translatable (into English) as "my", "our" etc.
The possessive use of the Greek article, in which the personal pronoun is omitted but is easily supplied from context, is pretty well known. It's discussed in the primer I use, Crosby & Schaeffer, somewhere in the early chapters of the book.