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Day: May 16, 2017
Would “This enrolling first took place managed by Quirinius of Syria” be more accurate than “when Quirinius was governor”?
No. The participle ἡγεμονεύοντος and its subject Κυρηνίου are in the genitive. That makes this a Genitive absolute, which corresponds to the Latin ablative absolute. Its job is to indicate the time or circumstance under which the main clause happened: it is a separate clause. English equivalents are Absolute constructions, such as The referee having […]