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Hello,

Are the following correct?

ὁ θεός = a God,  

τον θεον= The GOD.

May I know the difference between the above?

Thanking you in advance.

Regards

Casey Huang
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Hello

Both ὁ θεός and τον θεόν are translated as "The God" in English.

ὁ θεός = the God (Nominative Case)

τον θεόν = the God (Accusative Case)

Nominative Case is used as a Subject in a sentence. (It indicates the person who acts).

Example:

Ο θεός αγαπάει τους ανθρώπους. = (The) God loves (the) people.

Accusative Case is used as an object in a sentence. (It indicates the person who receives the action.)

Example:

"Αγαπάω τον Θεό." = I love (the) God.

"a God" in Greek is "ένας Θεός"

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Many thanks for your help.

GOD Bless!
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