SYNTAX OF THE PARTICIPLE IN
THE APOSTOLIC FATHERS
IN THE EDITIO MINOR OF GEBHARDT-HARNACK-ZAHN
SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE DIVINITY
SCHOOL IN CANDIDACY FOR THE DEGREE
OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
(department of new testament language and literature)
HENRY B. ROBISON
The purpose of this study is to exhibit with fulness and accuracy the usage of the participle in the writings of the so-called Apostolic Fathers, and to point out what usages are decreasing in frequency of occurrence and what are increasing, whether any earlier usage is absent, and whether any new usage appears.
Such study has its value in helping to determine the place of these writings in the development of the Greek language, in the light which is thus thrown upon the usages of the New Testament books, and in the aid that is given for their interpretation.
This literature arose from a grade of culture and realm of thought similar to that of the New Testament and extends a half-century the basis for the study of the New Testament usage.