Finding cases of the genitive absolute in the Septuagint

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Theo van der Louw | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Aug 21 2015 1:37 AM

Dear all,

Can anyone help me with the following?

On the Logos forum, there has been a thread about the genitive absolute in the NT. This was mainly based on Cascadia.

However, I want to create a list of cases of the genitive absolute in the Septuagint. According to previous research, there should be some 200 cases (no one bothered to list them). With Morph and Syntax searches I wasn't able to find even one case. The specifics of the gen.abs. are as follows:

1) a noun or pronoun in the genitive case (rarely absent);

2) a genitive anarthrous participle (always), i.e. a participle without a preceding article

3) the entire construction at the front of a sentence (usually).

Note: the order between (1) and (2) may vary. Sometimes one or two words (particles) may come in between (1) and (2).

I'm looking forward to your reactions. Thanks in advance!

Theo van der Louw.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 21 2015 3:26 AM

Provided you have Logos Now you can do a Bible Search with {Section <GramCon GenAbs>}, but it doesn't work for the LXX!

Syntax Search would be best but it is not available for the LXX and a text Search for anarthrous parts-of-speech is not accurate e.g lemma:θεός ANDNOT lemma:ὁ eliminates valid results as the article could belong to another word. Also, there is no way to limit the placement of the construction.

You can experiment with (@V??P??G WITHIN  1-2 WORD  @NG, R??G) but you have to manually inspect the results for articles before the participle (the first term).

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Theo van der Louw | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 21 2015 6:06 AM

Thanks!! I'm trying it. At first sight it yields 200+ hits but they are easily sorted out. What I still don't get is that my searches yielded no results at all...

Blessings,

Theo.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 21 2015 10:29 PM

Theo van der Louw:
What I still don't get is that my searches yielded no results at all...

Your original searches? What were they?

We can refine the search for the anarthrous condition as follows:

(@V??P??G WITHIN  1-2 WORD  @NG, R??G) ANDNOT (lemma:ὁ BEFORE 1 WORD  @V??P??G)

In Logos LXX that reduces the number of verses from 955 to 636, but it still eliminates a few potentially valid results

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Aug 21 2015 10:33 PM

My Search is

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