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by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 23rd, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Spam intruder?
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Spam intruder?

I use Feedly feed reading service for this forum. I just got this:
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Notice the spam. It's not seen when I open the forum. But someone may have intruded into the system somehow, maybe there's some weakness is some forum software update?
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 15th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην
Replies: 27
Views: 1410

Re: John 8:25 and the adverbial accusative την αρχην

Sterling did you notice that the Greek text is punctuated as a question? Your offered translation evidently doesn’t take into account this punctuation. If it was so straightforward a sentence then why is it viewed as a question? More to it than you seem to allow. http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/m...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 1st, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The imperfect of Romans 9:3
Replies: 9
Views: 590

Re: The imperfect of Romans 9:3

(1) We can attempt to treat it as a standard imperfect (2) We can treat it as an exception to the rule (3) Using Decker's approach Then there's (4) the modern view informed by linguistics where Koine has both tense (location in time) and aspect, but they can be used in many ways. You seem to think t...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 18th, 2018, 6:43 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 20
Views: 3326

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?

Jonathan Robie wrote:
August 18th, 2018, 3:50 pm
At least in Europe, there is protection for critical editions, but only for 30 years.
This is a EU directive, not a law. It doesn't hold up in any court.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 17th, 2018, 4:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: ETC: Where Orthography Affects the New Testament Text
Replies: 3
Views: 374

ETC: Where Orthography Affects the New Testament Text

Evangelical Textual Criticism blog has interesting article about a subject every NT Greek student bumps into sooner or later: are our critical texts affected by (linguistic) interpretation when the "original" text didn't have spaces between words, punctuation and accents (and had different spelling)...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 7th, 2018, 2:59 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

But suppose we go the other route and create a text. What would it take to get street cred so that it can be used in academic publications and translations? We can re-interpret my question "why wouldn't that work today" to mean "if it produced a work with credibility then, why wouldn't it work in s...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 6th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

In the older thread which I linked in a previous post in this thread we saw that Nestle 1904 was made mechanically by majority vote. So I ask again, why wouldn't that work today? Take NA27, SBLGNT and THGNT. Remove punctuation, paragraphs and capitalization. Somehow make them to use the same orthogr...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 6th, 2018, 5:42 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

Jonathan Robie wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Or even Goodrick and Kohlenberger, the text behind the NIV.
If I wanted to sound cynical I would say that as soon as you read the first letter of the publisher's name you know this exists to make money, not to be free.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 6th, 2018, 5:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

James Spinti wrote:
August 6th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Why not the Tyndale House one? What's the license on that one? I haven't been able to discover one, but it is electronic.
Read their FAQ and practice some deduction :) https://static.crossway.org/excerpt/esv ... use-nb.pdf