Category Archives: Redundant Quotative Frames
ἀπεκρίθη Θωμᾶς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ· ὁ κύριός μου καὶ ὁ θεός μου.
John 20:28: Thomas responded and said to Him “My Lord and my God” (author’s translation)
Could Thomas have been speaking to both Jesus and to God? This article focuses on John’s use of a grammatical device known as a redundant quotative frame / long sentence orientator in order to demonstrate that this claim has no grounding.