Now, the big question is, if it is not a partitive genitive genitive what kind is it? Daniel B. Wallace cited work in the same ranks (although as a disputed example) the genitive of Colossians 1:15 as a genitive of SUBORDINATION [above] which defines as follows: *** to. Definition The genitive noun that which is subordinate to or under the control of a main noun. b. Identification key Instead of "of" glossing over or provides sometimes seems to suggest domain or priority c. Amplify / Semantics This type of genitive is a lexical-semantic category. That is, it relates to certain types of nouns substantive principales- (or participles) that lexically involve some form of government or authority. Words like βασιλεύς and αρχών often belong here. For most this is a subset of genitive objective genitive but not always. *** Then in the work are cited as examples: Matthew 9:34 (the prince of demons), Mark 15:32 (King of Israel), and 2 Corinthians 4: 4 (the god of this world) And finally the scholar Wallace explains about the case of Colossians 1:15: *** Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation While some consider this genitive be partitivo (thus, the firstborn is part of creation), both due to the lexical field of "firstborn" including "preeminent" (and not just a literal chronological birth) and the following clause casual ( " because [ὅτι] in him all things were created) - which makes little sense if it is in sight an order chronological number is much more likely to express suborninación addition although most examples of subornidación involving a major verbal noun. , not all do (Note 2 Cor. 4: 4 and Acts 13:17). the resulting meaning seems to be a primitive confession of the lordship of Christ and therefore implícitamentete, his deity (Greek Grammar beyond what basic, Daniel B. Wallace) *** Then, it is highly likely that the genitive expressed "of" all creation in Colossians 1:15 of the firstborn is therefore subordinate indicate that Jesus Christ is above all creation ... Or more simple, is the Lord of all creation. Now, I propose that the genitive of Colossians 1:15 may also be of origin or cause (source) that definition is that one of the words affected by the genitive indicates the origin, source and origin of the other. The preposition "of", in this case, would mean "from," "caused by."
5) Clear examples of this type of genitive I quote below:
*** *** 1 Peter 5:10
θεός πάσης χάριτος
"God of all grace"
(Sust-nom + Adj-gen + Sust-gen)
This expression indicates that God is the source of all grace.
*** 2 Corinthians 1: 3 ***
"God of all comfort"
θεός πάσης παρακλήσεως
(Sust-nom + Adj-gen + Sust-gen)
This expression indicates that God is the source of all comfort.
Now, if we compare the morphological-grammatical structure of these two examples of Colossians 1:15 we see that it is identical:
Colossians 1:15 *** ***
"Firstborn of all creation"
πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως
(Adj-nom + Adj-gen + Sust-gen)
We see that the structure that follows the noun or adjective that replaces the name (nominative) is the genitive adjective + noun genitive (no definite article)
thus applying the genitive of origin or cause to Colossians 1:15 indicate that the Firstborn (nominative adjective that replaces the name) is the source of all creation !!