In October 2000, "Smart's Rule," started as a parody of Sharp's Rule, was proposed on the B-GREEK list list by Martin Smart.
The rule states:
In the proper native[a] Koine Greek of the Greek New Testament, when και connects two personal substantives in regimen[b] in the construction “noun genitive personal pronoun και noun (repeat of the same) pronoun,” two persons or groups of persons are in view.
Thomas answered him “My Lord and My God!” (John 20:28, ESV)
5b which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and, I am persuaded, in thee also. (2 Ti 2:5, ASV)
It was claimed that there are no exceptions in the NT.
Is Smart’s Rule in effect in these verses? What evidence supports and/or refutes the use of this rule as applied to a similar clause in another text governed by the rule?
Note: While other questions have discussed John 20:28, none of them are suitable for the answering of this question.
[a] Greek that has been translated from Hebrew, such as the Greek Septuagint, is excluded from the rule.
[b] The same possessive pronoun must be found on each substantive.