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Patricia Williams

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Posted - 20 Oct 2007 :  22:05:38  

In John 14:6, Jesus says, "I am the way, the truth, and the life."
Why in "the way" is the article feminine and the noun itself masculine?



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Posted - 21 Oct 2007 :  05:09:00  


Not all nouns ending in -ος are masculine. Third declension nouns ending in -ος can be both feminine and masculine. Ὁδὸς is feminine. Cf. www.ellopos.net/elpenor/lessons/strong3.asp" target="_blank">https://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/lessons/strong3.asp

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Posted - 28 Nov 2007 :  22:35:52  



It is interesting to me that some scholars believe the earliest Christians simply called their religion "The Way".

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