View Full Version : Genitive Absolutes in the Gospels

08-25-2006, 04:54 AM
Is there anyway to separate the Genitive participles from the Genitive absolute? I think this to be impossibe. If so, how do I find all of the Genitive Participles in the Gospels? Thanks!


08-25-2006, 03:47 PM
I've attached a ASE search that will find most (something like 99%?) of the Genitive Absolutes. I believe the only ones missing are those rare cases where the participle exists as a Gen. Abs. without a genitive noun or pronoun.

You'd want to sort through this list (if you limit to the synoptics you should get results in the 35-40 range) and make sure it's accurate enough for you. That is, make sure you don't have any genitive participles that aren't absolutes included in the results.

I guess the next step would be to search for all the genitive participles, use the ASE search as a word list to exclude, and you should be on your way. At least it's a head start.

We definitely want feedback from more advanced users -- please look at my ASE formula to double check. I could have missed something!