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Demonstrative pronouns in the Nominative case

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  • Demonstrative pronouns in the Nominative case

    I've done a survey of the writings of apostle John (the Gospel, Epistles and Revelation) and found that ad sensum construction is never used with demonstratives in the nominative case. I suspect that this holds true with the other [non-Johannine] GNT writings as well. Furthermore, I suspect that constructio ad sensum does not occur with demonstrative pronouns in the other cases as well (accusative, dative and genitive). Though I cannot be dogmatic on this latter assertion as I've not done the necessary research.

    If someone can highlight an irrefutable example of an ad sensum construction involving a demonstrative pronoun , especially in the nominative case and in the writings of apostle John, I would greatly appreciate it.

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    With relative pronouns on the other hand, ad sensum construction occurs not infrequently in the apostle's writings. The following immediately came to my remembrance:

    καὶ πλανᾷ τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς διὰ τὰ σημεῖα ἃ ἐδόθη αὐτῷ ποιῆσαι ἐνώπιον τοῦ θηρίου, λέγων τοῖς κατοικοῦσιν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ποιῆσαι εἰκόνα τῷ θηρίῳ, ὃς ἔχει τὴν πληγὴν τῆς μαχαίρης καὶ ἔζησεν.
    Rev. 13:14


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