Discussion about the New Testament, apocrypha, gnostics, church fathers, Christian origins, historical Jesus or otherwise, etc.
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You're right, but there's more. In the genealogies nothing gets declined it seems (haven't checked every word) but Iakob doesn't always get declined either.
Matthew 22:32, Mark 12:26, Luke 20:37, John 4:6, 12, Acts 3:13, 7:8, 32, 46, Romans 11:26
Oddly, a few of those are prefixed with Theos/n.
Fine find Stephan, intriguing
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There are forms Ἰάκωβ and Ἰωσὴφος. In fact Ἰάκωβ is the normal way of representing 'Jacob.'
I have picked the nominative forms when they're used in dative or genitive and I skipped the rest.
Perhaps it is infotaining to disclose that I'm fluent in 3 languages, used to be fluent in 3 others, had 5 years of Latin and 4 years of Greek in Grammar school, and have some knowledge of Coptic as well
Could Ἰακώβ vs Ἰάκωβος be like Ἱερουσαλήμ vs Ἱεροσόλυμα-- Hebrew form, earthly/old, vs. Greek form, heavenly sometimes? Heaven and earth belong to Ἰάκωβος.
Ἰακώβ is the original form from the LXX. Ἰάκωβος is a form developed for declination.
There is no noun declination in Hebrew. Has something to do with it undoubtedly.