βλασφημοῦντες

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Mike Burke Deactivated
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βλασφημοῦντες

Post by Mike Burke Deactivated » September 19th, 2013, 3:56 pm

Is βλασφημοῦντες a nominative, plural, masculine, verb?

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Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » September 19th, 2013, 3:59 pm

It's a masculine nominative plural present participle.

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Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Post by Mike Burke Deactivated » September 19th, 2013, 4:14 pm

Thank you.

Now here's a more basic question.

Is it masculine because the soldiers were male, or because Jesus was male?

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Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Post by Stephen Carlson » September 19th, 2013, 4:26 pm

How about an even more basic question: what verse are you citing???

(The number-gender agreements are a package deal--they together apply to the same constituent that governs them, so, a plural form is not going to agree with a singular Jesus, but the plural soldiers would be OK. )
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Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Post by Mike Burke Deactivated » September 19th, 2013, 4:33 pm

Stephen Carlson wrote:How about an even more basic question: what verse are you citing???

(The number-gender agreements are a package deal--they together apply to the same constituent that governs them, so, a plural form is not going to agree with a singular Jesus, but the plural soldiers would be OK. )
Thank you.

I was thinking of Luke 22:65.

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Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Post by timothy_p_mcmahon » September 19th, 2013, 9:42 pm

It's masculine plural to agree with the subject, the ανδρες of v.63. The gender and number of the object are irrelevant.

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Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Post by Barry Hofstetter » September 20th, 2013, 8:34 am

Mike, in the future, please remember that it's a requirement when discussing Greek from a particular passage to quote that passage.

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