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by klitwak
December 27th, 2017, 1:43 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: When to Treat Participles as Finite Verbs, e.g., Luke 10:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1677

When to Treat Participles as Finite Verbs, e.g., Luke 10:18

I am looking at Luke 10:18 as part of a larger project but am pondering how to translate the participle at the end: εἶπεν δὲ αὐτοῖς· ἐθεώρουν τὸν σατανᾶν ὡς ἀστραπὴν ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ πεσόντα. (Lk. 10:18 BNT) It could be that πεσόντα is adjectival: the falling Satan, if it is controlled by τὸν. However...
by klitwak
October 29th, 2016, 1:01 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Mark of a Substantive Participle (Heb 1:2-3)
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Re: Mark of a Substantive Participle (Heb 1:2-3)

Thanks everyone. I was not aware that there are anarthrous substantival participles. I was fairly confident that the participles in Hebe 1:3-4 are adverbial.

Ken Litwak
by klitwak
October 26th, 2016, 2:19 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Mark of a Substantive Participle (Heb 1:2-3)
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Mark of a Substantive Participle (Heb 1:2-3)

I am not asking anything profound. I only want to verify what I think is correct. The only way to form a substantive participle is with a a direct object, correct? You cannot do it with a noun, or a relative pronoun, or other thing, right? I am asking because I have students who want to read the thr...
by klitwak
October 20th, 2016, 1:53 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Hebrews 1:1 Adjectival or adverbial participle?
Replies: 4
Views: 1330

Hebrews 1:1 Adjectival or adverbial participle?

In Heb 1:1, I am looking at the participle λαλήσας . Πολυμερῶς καὶ πολυτρόπως πάλαι ὁ θεὸς λαλήσας τοῖς πατράσιν ἐν τοῖς προφήταις. On the one hand, it appears to be in an attributive position, and thus is an adjectival participle, "God who has spoken to the fathers by the prophets." An adjectival p...
by klitwak
December 10th, 2015, 8:28 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Opening words of 2 Peter 1:5
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Re: Opening words of 2 Peter 1:5

I am glad to know that this is recognized by others as a hard passage! Thanks for the input. I was not trying to go from English back to Greek, except in the sense of trying to figure out how fairly literal translations made their choices. Obviously, trying to go from English to Greek is what is wro...
by klitwak
December 3rd, 2015, 1:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: List of single-instance words in the NT by book?
Replies: 2
Views: 829

List of single-instance words in the NT by book?

I'm looking for a convenient list of the words that only occur one time in the GNT by book. Does anyone know of such a resource? Thanks.

Ken Litwak
Reference and Instruction Librarian
Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Mill Valley, CA
by klitwak
December 3rd, 2015, 1:19 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Punctuation at the end of 2 Peter 1:2
Replies: 1
Views: 747

Punctuation at the end of 2 Peter 1:2

Both NA27 and UBS 4 have this for 2 Peter 1:2-3a: χάρις ὑμῖν καὶ εἰρήνη πληθυνθείη ἐν ἐπιγνώσει τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ Ἰησοῦ τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν. 3 Ὡς πάντα ἡμῖν τῆς θείας δυνάμεως αὐτοῦ There is a period at the end of v. 2. We of course cannot say what punctuation Peter originally had in mind, since there wasn't...
by klitwak
December 3rd, 2015, 1:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Opening words of 2 Peter 1:5
Replies: 4
Views: 1186

Opening words of 2 Peter 1:5

2 Peter 1:5a reads Καὶ αὐτὸ τοῦτο δὲ σπουδὴν πᾶσαν παρεισενέγκαντες ἐπιχορηγήσατε ἐν τῇ πίστει ὑμῶν τὴν ἀρετήν, I have looked at a few English translations to see how they deal with the first four words, but that was not illuminating. BDAG says that the Καὶ αὐτὸ combination should be rendered "even....
by klitwak
December 2nd, 2015, 9:12 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Teaching beginning Textual Criticism at the Seminary level
Replies: 2
Views: 2381

Teaching beginning Textual Criticism at the Seminary level

I need to develop a tutorial/presentation for M.Div. students on actually performing textual criticism--not just what TC involves but actually doing it, and preferably in Luke's Gospel. I am working on this but I'd be interested in any materials others have/use for similar purposes. I cannot assume ...
by klitwak
December 2nd, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Critical Apparatus UBS3 vs. UBS4
Replies: 0
Views: 820

Critical Apparatus UBS3 vs. UBS4

My understanding is that the UBS4 critical apparatus is cut down from the UBS3. How much information is lost from 3 to 4? How important for textual criticism is the loss from 3 to 4? I am trying to decide if our library should keep the UBS3 for the extra apparatus information. Thanks. Ken Litwak Ref...

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