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Bruce Prince | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Jul 4 2014 12:26 PM

In the New Testament, it can be determined that there are 24 instances where God is addressed as 'Father' in the vocative case.

Is it possible to do a similar Morph search in the OT to determine if there are any instances where God is addressed in the vocative case? Maybe Isaiah 9.6 comes close?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 4 2014 5:28 PM

There is no Vocative (nor any sense of Case) in Hebrew so this search is not possible, even using the attributes of Andersen-Forbes.

Morphologically, Is 9:6 (v5 in Hebrew) is shared with 7693 other instances of God (Deity)

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Lee | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 4 2014 7:21 PM

If Greek is what you're after, you need to search the Septuagint, e.g. the resource "LXX Swete".

Dave has rightly pointed out that there is no vocative case in Hebrew as such. If you want to capture Hebrew nouns used in direct address, you'd have a lot of work to do.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jul 4 2014 9:35 PM

Lee:
If Greek is what you're after, you need to search the Septuagint, e.g. the resource "LXX Swete".

If you search for lemma:θεός@NV in Septuaginta with Logos Greek morphology you will get what is considered to be vocative cases for God. It is interesting that Swete is quite different to Lexham LXX and Logos LXX.

Is 9:5 (Heb) is not such a case but only one of the Hebrew words for "Might God" is translated into Greek and with a different understanding i.e. Envoy.

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Mark Hoffman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Jul 5 2014 6:43 AM

Your search parameters are clear (God in vocative in LXX), but remember that in the LXX and Koine, the nominative regularly was used where one would expect the vocative.

Ps 21.2 (LXX) = Ps 22.1 (used in Mark 15.34) is a notable example.

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