Robertson's Word Pictures of the New TestamentHebrews 11:12
- And that as good as dead (kai tauta nenekrwmenou).
- Accusative of general reference (tauta), sometimes singular as in 1 Corinthians 6:8. The perfect passive participle from nekrow, late verb to make dead, to treat as dead (Romans 4:19), here by hyperbole.
- By the sea shore (para to xeilov thv talasshv).
- "Along the lip of the sea" (from Genesis 22:17), xeilov here alone in this sense in the N.T.
- Innumerable (anaritmhtov).
- Old compound verbal adjective (alpha privative and aritmew, to number), here alone in N.T.