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THE ARTICLE, 44, 45

44. Generic Use of the Article. This is due to following the Hebrew.

1 K. [1 Sam.] 17:34 ὁ λέων καὶ ἡ ἄρκος = ‘a lion or a bear,’ 17:36 καὶ τὴν ἄρκον ἔτυπτεν ὁ δοῦλός σου καὶ τὸν λέοντα.

Amos 5:19 ὃν τρόπον ἐὰν φύγῃ ἄνθρωπος ἐκ προσώπου τοῦ λέοντος, καὶ ἐμπέσῃ αὐτῷ ἡ ἄρκος.

Is. 7:14 ἰδοὺ ἡ παρθένος ἐν γαστρὶ λήμψεται.


45. Elliptical Use of the Feminine Article. The use of the feminine article with some case of χώρα or γῆ understood is not due to the influence of the Hebrew.

ἡ ὑπ’ οὐρανόν Job 18:4.

τὴν ὑπ’ οὐρανόν Job 1:7, 2:2, 5:10, 9:6, 28:24, 34:13, 38:24.

τῆς ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανόν Ex. 17:4: Prov. 8:28: 2 Mac. 2:18.

τῆς ὑπ’ οὐρανόν Job 38:18.

τῇ ὑπ’ οὐρανόν Esther 4:17: Baruch 5:3.


So in N.T. --


Lk. 17:24 ἡ ἀστραπὴ ἀστράπτουσα ἐκ τῆς ὑπὸ τὸν οὐρανὸν εἰς τὴν ὑπ’ οὐρανόν λάμπει.

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