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by Jason Hare
February 2nd, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 3:2 Ῥαββί (רַבִּי) and διδάσκαλος
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: John 3:2 Ῥαββί (רַבִּי) and διδάσκαλος

I'm kind of perplexed. Ῥαββί is just the transliterated form of the Hebrew רַבִּי, which means διδάσκαλος. Actually, רַבִּי means 'My Great one' or 'My Master'; Hebrew for 'Teacher' is מוֹרֶה or מֵבִין. I was going to comment that רב rav means "master" in Hebrew, too. That's also what رَبٌّ rabbun ...
by Jason Hare
January 31st, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 2:22 Jesus said the word, or the word and the writing?
Replies: 5
Views: 193

Re: John 2:22 Jesus said the word, or the word and the writing?

"They believed in the Scripture and in the word/message which Jesus spoke."

These are two separate things. Γραφή refers to the Scripture (Law, Prophets and Psalms, as it is called in the NT).
by Jason Hare
January 31st, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: ἄρτι vs νῦν
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: ἄρτι vs νῦν

By the way, I am also studying Hebrew. Isn't אַיֵּה just the feminine form of אֵי? Why would an interrogative particle have a feminine form? Perhaps you mean to ask if it's אֵי with a feminine pronoun attached to it? No, that is not what it is. First off, the ending for feminine pronouns will never...
by Jason Hare
January 31st, 2018, 7:16 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Translation of: γεγραμμένον
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Translation of: γεγραμμένον

γεγραμμένον --> Verb: Perfect Passive Participle Nominative Singular Neuter Hi. I have a couple of questions about γεγραμμένον. How can γεγραμμένον best be translated to fully incorporate its meaning, and how can it be explained to fully understand its significance as a perfect passive participle? ...
by Jason Hare
January 31st, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: ἄρτι vs νῦν
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: ἄρτι vs νῦν

But why would there be two different words that mean exactly the same thing? Surely there is a slightly different meaning? Why wouldn't an author just use one of them as opposed to using them in different places in the same book to describe things? I can only say that this happens in Hebrew, where ...
by Jason Hare
January 30th, 2018, 10:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: B-Greek members map
Replies: 16
Views: 2409

Re: B-Greek members map

I have to confess to not knowing what OP you're talking about and not really knowing why someone would need to join when they are already a member. Could you clarify what you mean and perhaps put a link to what you're talking about?
by Jason Hare
January 30th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Conjugation of φέρω: ἤνεγκαν, ἠνέχθη, etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Conjugation of φέρω: ἤνεγκαν, ἠνέχθη, etc?

PhillipLebsack wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 9:04 am
Some of the forms of φέρω seem totally unrelated to φέρω in just about every visual way. Is there any way to explain why φέρω looks so different in these forms?
They aren't related. You need to simply memorize them.
by Jason Hare
January 30th, 2018, 9:36 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: ἄρτι vs νῦν
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: ἄρτι vs νῦν

PhillipLebsack wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 9:20 am
What is the primary difference between these two words?
Is there a primary difference? I believe that they're the same thing.
by Jason Hare
January 30th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Aorist Imperatives
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Aorist Imperatives

What exactly do aorist imperatives mean? How should they be translated? When I read an Aorist Active Imperative in the text, it seems like it should be Present instead. Is there something i'm missing? Aorist is the regular imperative. When you tell someone to do something. Present carries the aspec...