Genitive Absolute

I’m proud to say I just spotted my first genitive absolute today:

John 2:3 καὶ ὑστερήσαντος οἴνου λέγει ἡ μήτηρ τοῦ Ἰησοῦ πρὸς αὐτόν, Οἶνον οὐκ ἔχουσιν.

When the wine had run out, Jesus’ mother said (historic present) to him, “They do not have wine.”

So that’s a genitive participle with a genitive noun at the start of a sentence forming an adverbial clause (usually with a temporal force) which modifies the main clause.

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