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152 Summers, Essentials, 16. V. Nunn, Key to the Elements of New Testament Greek. In his preface, Wenham acknowledges that the publishers allowed him “if necessary, to write a new book, leaning heavily on Nunn,” with the result that, “As work on the book progressed, so the possibili ties of improvement seemed to multiply. ” The Elements of New Testament Greek, vi. The nature of these changes was the simplification of the third-declension, con ditional sentences, and -μι verbs, as well as the omission of virtually all accents, Elements, vii.
Why does Wallace not allow for the possibility that this usage provides insight into the Greek article’s function? 141 The fact that the translation he provides is cumbersome does not mean that this is not how Greek speakers used the article. What is perceived as cumbersome to one who speaks English may be perfectly natural to one who speaks Greek. Wallace, like many others, interprets the Greek usage of the article by employing English as the baseline for comparison. What Wallace rejects will in 138 Wallace, Greek Grammar, 209.
Followed by the relative clause ὃς ἐν νόμῳ καυχᾶσαι (which is clearly an exact parallel to the preceding clauses); or Matt. vii. 102 On this point Moule expresses an understanding of the article’s function that draws near to that which will be argued below. Though he does not categorize the article along with the relative pronoun, it is this recognition that the article is often used to produce structures that function as a relative clause that strongly suggests that the article and relative pronoun may be jointly classified.