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by Bruce McKinnon
January 20th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 25
Views: 10112

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

Gregory, please try to restrict you discussions more closely to the Greek, and not stray too far into general or theological interpretation. As it is, I see this as simply hyperbole that the Galatians were ready to do anything whatever he asked, no matter what it was. The idea of the eye being some...
by Bruce McKinnon
December 23rd, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: The expression: "ἐντεῦθεν καὶ ἐντεῦθεν"
Replies: 14
Views: 1654

Re: The expression: "ἐντεῦθεν καὶ ἐντεῦθεν"

I came across a recent post on Reddit from Ted, who hasn’t given up on his quest for a satisfying answer. Here is my response. https://niedergall.com/an-obscure-greek-question-no-longer-waiting-for-an-answer/ Anything anyone would add or take away? I agree with Jason, well answered, as it was in th...
by Bruce McKinnon
December 4th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 59
Views: 18717

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

§ 40.1 Τίς ἂν εἴη οὗτος; καὶ τοῦτο γὰρ ἀναγκαῖον μάλιστα δηλῶσαι καὶ λέγειν, ἵνα μή, τῇ περὶ τοῦτον ἀγνοίᾳ πλανηθείς τις, ἕτερον ὑπολάβῃ, καὶ εἰς τὴν αὐτὴν πάλιν τοῖς πρότερον ἀθεότητα ἐμπέσῃ. νομίζω δὲ μηδένα περὶ τούτου τὴν διάνοιαν ἀμφίβολον ἔχειν. εἰ γὰρ δὴ τοὺς παρὰ ποιηταῖς λεγομένους θεοὺς ο...
by Bruce McKinnon
November 5th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 1234

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Obviously, it's in Swete's Septuagint. Does anyone know if it's in the 1906 Brook-McLean Major "diplomatic" edition (based on Vaticanus)? Or is it in the critical Göttingen Septuagint? A few years ago I downloaded (from somewhere) the Brook-McLean edition for the "Octateuch" (994 pages long). I don...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 29th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Doctrina Jacobi
Replies: 6
Views: 5841

Re: Doctrina Jacobi

My curiosity is aroused. I did my own hunting. It seems that the text by Dagron et Deroche was published in 1991 in Travaux et Mémoires vol. 11 -- a journal(?) focussed on Byzantine studies. Is that the book you got your hands on; i.e. a republication of the lengthy 1991 article (pages 47-229). I fo...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 23rd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Verbless clauses
Replies: 9
Views: 6977

Re: Verbless clauses

I can't point to any studies of verbs being omitted from clauses in Koine Greek. However, I thought it would be worth checking both the LXX and the Hebrew text for Isaiah 61:1, which form the basis for Luke 4:18. At one level, the explanation for the omission of a verb in the first clause of Luke 4:...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 22nd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε
Replies: 6
Views: 6468

Re: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε

Thanks for posting this. I've read the concluding chapter and hopefully got the gist of his lengthy dissertation.
by Bruce McKinnon
June 17th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 59
Views: 18717

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Stirling, I'm hoping to have a closer look at the Greek in the future but I've stumbled across this online English translation: https://www.elpenor.org/athanasius/contra-gentes.asp . The translation appears identical to the one you tentatively attributed to Robinson. But, according to the website, i...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 7th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 5961

Re: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?

Bill, I'm not sure I understand your question but you appear to be suggesting that ἐν φωνῇ ἀρχαγγέλοu cannot be read as in the voice of an archangel, because φωνῇ is feminine and ἀρχαγγέλοu is masculine. If that is the issue, the difference of grammatical gender is in fact not an issue. The possessi...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 6th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"
Replies: 13
Views: 10064

Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

The glosses "is believed" and "is professed" would be fine renderings of a perfect medio-passive, but it isn't a very good translation of a present. Mike, I wonder if you might be willing to elucidate on this comment? I follow your Koine Greek blog and hope to become clearer on modern day scholarsh...

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