John 8:53

Art thou greater than our father Abraham? (Mh su meizwn ei tou patro hmwn Abraam;). Negative answer expected by mh with ablative case of comparison in patro after meizwn. The question was designed to put Jesus in a difficult position, for Abraham and the prophets all "died." They do not see that Jesus uses death in a different sense. Whom makest thou thyself? (tina seauton poiei;). Seauton is predicate accusative with poiei. They suspect that Jesus is guilty of blasphemy as they charged in Luke 5:18 in making himself equal with God. Later they will make it specifically ( Luke 10:33 ; Luke 19:7 ). They set a trap for Jesus for this purpose.