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by David Lee
November 13th, 2014, 3:49 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 21 ἀγαπάω / φιλέω
Replies: 26
Views: 8846

Re: John 21 ἀγαπάω / φιλέω

But instead of supposing that John uses the two verbs with identical meaning, I suggest that Peter's reply is intended to assent to the whole proposition ἀγαπᾷς με πλεῖον τούτων; in other words φιλῶ σε = ἀγαπῶ σε πλεῖον τούτων. Peter is claiming to be Jesus' close friend in the sense of John 15.14-...
by David Lee
November 12th, 2014, 3:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 21 ἀγαπάω / φιλέω
Replies: 26
Views: 8846

Re: John 21 ἀγαπάω / φιλέω

Here's the excerpt from the NIDNTTE primer: Special attention is usually given to the well- known dialogue between Peter and the risen Jesus in John 21:15–17; here the alternation between ἀγαπάω (which Jesus uses the first two times he asks, “Do you love me?”) and φιλέω (which Jesus uses the third t...
by David Lee
October 26th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 6:17 ῥῆμα θεοῦ
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Ephesians 6:17 ῥῆμα θεοῦ

After searching online a bit, I found a study by James L. Boyer called, "Relative Clauses in the Greek New Testament: A Statistical Study". http://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/New_Testament_Greek/Text/Boyer-RelativeClauses-GTJ.htm In a section titled "Agreement with Predicate Substantive...
by David Lee
October 15th, 2014, 8:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 6:17 ῥῆμα θεοῦ
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Ephesians 6:17 ῥῆμα θεοῦ

Although the question about the genitives wasn't the main question, it is still interesting nonetheless. Seems like the options are: 1. Sword belonging to and used by Spirit = ῥῆμα θεοῦ (possession, popular) 2. Spirit, who is the sword = ῥῆμα θεοῦ (apposition) 3. Sword supplied by the Spirit = ῥῆμα ...
by David Lee
October 15th, 2014, 3:25 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 21 ἀγαπάω / φιλέω
Replies: 26
Views: 8846

Re: John 21 ἀγαπάω / φιλέω

Although I'm not sure how wide the semantic gap is between ἀγαπάω and φιλέω, if I am allowed to assume that difference in meaning is at play here (and that the difference is between love and affection-love), this is what I think is going inside Simon's head: Jesus: "Simon, do you ἀγαπάω me" I love h...
by David Lee
October 15th, 2014, 12:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 6:17 ῥῆμα θεοῦ
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Ephesians 6:17 ῥῆμα θεοῦ

Hello, This is a question regarding Ephesians 6:17 καὶ τὴν περικεφαλαίαν τοῦ σωτηρίου δέξασθε, καὶ τὴν μάχαιραν τοῦ πνεύματος, ὅ ἐστιν ῥῆμα θεοῦ It seems that the popular interpretation of the second half is that the sword of the Spirit is the ῥῆμα θεοῦ. However, the neuter article ὅ seems to indica...
by David Lee
May 15th, 2014, 8:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questi

I don't think the epistles were written so that they could only be understood with the help of intonations of someone who was present during authorship. The author (both human and divine) would write in a way that the epistle could be understood by most readers, especially if it was meant to be pass...
by David Lee
May 15th, 2014, 5:22 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questi

Yes, but the recipients of the epistle would have unambiguously read it one way or the other. What cues are there (given that there are no punctuations in the original) that allow us to tell whether a phrase is a question or a statement? For example, in English, when we begin with "do you...", it's ...
by David Lee
May 15th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Re: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questi

I understand that in intent and effect that there's not much difference between a sarcastic statement and a rhetorical question. However, for my education, can you tell me how you can tell between the two semantically? Or more broadly, how can you tell if a positive phrase (lacking οὐκ/μὴ) is a ques...
by David Lee
May 14th, 2014, 7:09 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2604

Can statements in 1 Corinthians 4:8 be rhetorical questions?

1 Corinthians 4:8 says: ἤδη κεκορεσμένοι ἐστέ ἤδη ἐπλουτήσατε χωρὶς ἡμῶν ἐβασιλεύσατε καὶ ὄφελόν γε ἐβασιλεύσατε ἵνα καὶ ἡμεῖς ὑμῖν συνβασιλεύσωμεν Most English translations take the short phrases to be sarcastic statements: NASB: You are already filled, you have already become rich, you have become...

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