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by Andrew Chapman
December 8th, 2017, 7:47 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

Thanks very much, Stephen, and I have learnt a new English word.

Andrew
by Andrew Chapman
December 7th, 2017, 10:28 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

Just a quick observation, it strikes me that Paul is using his pronouns quite carefully in this text, and intends his reader to see the distinctions they represent in relationship to their objects. While I won't say agency is impossible with ἐν αὐτῷ I will say that it is highly unlikely, both from ...
by Andrew Chapman
December 6th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 290

ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ... [Colossians 1.16] Most English translations have 'by Him' rather than 'in Him'. I suspect that the translators would say that this is instrumental ἐν. But when they then translate it as: For by him were all things created I am not sure the average reader (ie me, in t...
by Andrew Chapman
December 5th, 2017, 10:01 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Accents and article

That's a grievous mistake indeed. How could someone dealing with the Greek text confuse ἑώρακα for ὄψεσθε? And beyond that, to confuse ψ for φ? Interesting! What do you think of him transliterating ἐξηγέομαι as 'hexegeomai'? And of it not being picked up by the 2015 edition, even by the 'respected ...
by Andrew Chapman
December 4th, 2017, 9:42 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Accents and article

Thank you, sir, much appreciated. One thing that awakened my interest was noticing that in the 2014 edition of John's Gospel he transliterated ἑώρακα in John 1.34 as ‘ophesthe’. I suggest a possible partial explanation here, based on the occurrence of ὄψεσθε in John 1.39.

Andrew
by Andrew Chapman
December 1st, 2017, 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Accents and article

George needs to tell us how he really feels. :lol:
I have tried to write this up in a way that might possibly be comprehensible to somebody that doesn't know Greek, here. I have attempted to be temperate.

Andrew
by Andrew Chapman
December 1st, 2017, 8:57 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Re: Accents and article

Thanks a lot. Whoops, I actually knew that there shouldn't be a second accent on ἐμίσησάν, I must have copied and pasted it and was thinking mainly about δωρεάς. Thanks, Timothy, for explaining why it should be acute (though it doesn't look acute in this font). I thought Andrew Wilson let Brian Simm...
by Andrew Chapman
November 30th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ὅτι in Luke 1.45
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: ὅτι in Luke 1.45

Thanks very much for the replies, which I have just found (has something changed with notifications? - I have just ticked or re-ticked some boxes in the User Control Panel, which hopefully will sort it out).

And am glad that you read the text the same way as I did.

Andrew
by Andrew Chapman
November 30th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 461

Accents and article

In footnote 'b' to John 15.25 of the so-called 'Passion Translation', ( John:Eternal Love ) Brian Simmons says that: ἐμίσησάν με δωρεάν can also be translated "They hated my undeserved gifts". In explaining why this cannot be so, I would like to give a Greek translation of his English. I am not sure...
by Andrew Chapman
November 1st, 2017, 4:27 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ὅτι in Luke 1.45
Replies: 3
Views: 228

ὅτι in Luke 1.45

καὶ μακαρία ἡ πιστεύσασα ὅτι ἔσται τελείωσις τοῖς λελαλημένοις αὐτῇ παρὰ κυρίου. I read this as 'Blessed is she who believed that there will be a fulfilment of the things spoken to her by the Lord' which seemed unfamiliar, and I found in my English bible (NKJV) that it has 'Blessed is she who believ...