Bill Brown thesis - p. 23
The scholar who best interacted with Nolan’s argument is Home. Though not mentioning Nolan by name, Home writes:
The grammatical structure of the original Greek requires the insertion of the seventh verse, and consequently that it should be received as genuine.
Otherwise the latter part of the eighth verse, the authenticity of which was never questioned, (as indeed it cannot be, being found in every known manuscript that is extant,) must likewise be rejected.59
Home is reiterating the earlier objection: anyone who rejects v. 7 on the basis of grammar must likewise reject v. 8 if the Comma is included.
55 T. H. Home, An Introduction to the Critical Study and Knowledge of the Holy Scriptures 12th ed., vol. IV (London: Longman, Greens, 1869), 381. Pappas, Authenticity, 70-83, suggests this same argument in 2011.
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I missed the part where you did really anything but quote a guy.
You got any actual scholarship to contribute?
Concerning the grammatical problem, a brief history will be given showing that Frederick Nolan first proposed the details of the grammatical problem in 1815. The grammatical issue concerns whether a masculine adjective or participle may modify neuter substantives. Examples such as 1 Cor 13:13, 2 John 1 and others will validate that no legitimate grammatical issue exists. p. iii
Despite these strong arguments suggesting that Nolan’s claim is erroneous, the strongest refutation is finding similar occurrences of grammatical gender disagreement. ... Finding just one instance of gender disagreement refutes Nolan’s argument. p. 20
To simplify Nolan’s argument: adjectives and substantives must be the same gender (concord) p. 13
1) You know there’s more than that to it. You read the examples.
2) Aren’t you the exact same person who doesn’t like all the qualifiers on Granville Sharp’s construct but now you’re suddenly okay with a bunch of qualifiers?
3) Aren’t you also the same person whom on April 29, 2022 on Pure Bible Forum suddenly admitted the existence of an actual example but decided it’s constructio ad sensum?
It is amusing to watch the precise same individual rant about qualifiers from a Greek scholar when it goes against his favorite English bible but who suddenly is all in favor of it when it’s to his vindication.
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