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An initial approach might be to survey other occurrences of the comparative "more" followed by a genitive. I'll start by introducing a notation to help compare structures, using (A, B, C) for people, (X, Y) for things, V for a verb and > for "more than": Do you love me more than you love these things? A loves me more than A loves X: AVC > AVX Do ...


The NIV translates this much differently as do several other translations: "Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is the Lord!" As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, "It is the Lord," he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water." Clark's commentary (also at the link above) points out that ...

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