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by Jacob Rhoden
November 10th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Capitalisation of διαβόλος in Ephesians 6:11
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Capitalisation of διαβόλος in Ephesians 6:11

I am not sure if this question is about the Greek definite article, usage of the article in English, or lack of understanding of church tradition. 😀 πρὸς τὸ δύνασθαι ὑμᾶς στῆναι πρὸς τὰς μεθοδείας τοῦ διαβόλου· Most translations translate "the devil", but HCSB stands out in translating it as "the De...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 8th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: From παλαιστή to πῆχυς (Psalm 39:5, Matt 6:27, Luke 12:25)
Replies: 4
Views: 1669

Re: From παλαιστή to πῆχυς (Psalm 39:5, Matt 6:27, Luke 12:25)

1. Is it reasonable to detect an echo of the Psalmist’s words in this saying of Jesus, or is that merely an illusion, a mirage? I think this requires an assessment of how likely the original audience would have made the connection. Would it have been obvious to the original audience. If you can mak...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 13th, 2019, 3:42 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?
Replies: 4
Views: 2413

Re: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?

I am tempted to attempt a very basic CI based audio course based on the work that you (Randall Buth) have done. Just a head's up: It takes a lot of work to get the Greek idiomatic and correct. There are people trying to do this, some are reliable, others not. But it takes quite a bit of background ...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 1st, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ὁ καὶ ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: ὁ καὶ ...

A little more digging and I did find this helpful summary: Καί is a polyfunctional word in Ancient Greek that can function both as a copulative conjunction and as an additive adverb. On the one hand,it is one of the most important copulative conjunctions in Ancient Greek (see, for instance, Bonifazi...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 1st, 2019, 5:40 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ὁ καὶ ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

Re: ὁ καὶ ...

It is, for the lack of a better term, "adverbial". In lexicons, this is one of the usages that gets glossed 'also' rather than 'and.' Thanks Mike, that is how it naturally read to me, but I just needed some confirmation that I wasn't getting it wrong here. Much appreciated. (I couldn't find this me...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 1st, 2019, 6:32 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ὁ καὶ ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1896

ὁ καὶ ...

This is the first time I have come across και occurring in this position.

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ὁ καὶ δηλώσας ἡμῖν τὴν ὑμῶν ἀγάπην ἐν πνεύματι. (Colossians 1:8)
The sentence seems perfectly readable, however I am curious about the grammar. Is καὶ still simply acting as a coordinating conjunction?
by Jacob Rhoden
June 13th, 2019, 11:15 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Gospel of Mark FILM in Koine Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 2208

Re: Gospel of Mark FILM in Koine Greek

Benjamin Kantor wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 11:57 am
I finally am able to release it now:

https://www.koinegreek.com/post/film-th ... 3-00pm-est
Wow. This will be a wonderful resource for my first year students!
by Jacob Rhoden
December 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Re: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

Psalm 1:1 - μακαριος ανηρ ος ουκ επορευθη εν βουλη ασεβων και εν οδω αμαρτωλων ουκ εστη και επι καθεδραν λοιμων ουκ εκαθισεν Is there but one seat for all the scorners? What a pertinent observation, thanks! I can't help but wonder if this passage is somewhat more clearly metaphorical. (I accept tha...
by Jacob Rhoden
December 14th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Re: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 4:01 am
I would rather ask: is there any language which doesn't have such flexibility?
I am attempting to avoid the problem of assuming Greek operates like English. The wider question "Can all languages do this" is an interesting one though. Good point!
by Jacob Rhoden
December 13th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 2781

Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

Ἐπὶ τῆς Μωϋσέως καθέδρας ἐκάθισαν οἱ γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ Φαρισαῖοι The article (excerpt below) asserts that the phrase "Seat of Moses" (cf Matthew 23:2) is singular, and hence it is difficult to suggest that the phrase could have referred literally to seats (plural) that would have been found in Syna...

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