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by Tim Evans
December 13th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: θύρα in Acts 3:2
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: θύρα in Acts 3:2

Thanks, I did check 6 dictionaries in Accordance, the definition I copied was arbitrary (they all seemed to say approximately the same thing).

This still doesn't solve the problem of understanding why the bible translations choose gate, rather than door.
by Tim Evans
December 12th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: θύρα in Acts 3:2
Replies: 8
Views: 177

θύρα in Acts 3:2

I notice that all translations translate θύρα τοῦ ἱεροῦ as "gate" rather than door. It had me wondering why this option was chosen? Is it due to historical understanding of the structure of the temple? My mental image of a "gate" does not align with what I imagine would have been at the entrance of ...
by Tim Evans
October 9th, 2018, 8:36 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Day's of the week (John 20:1)
Replies: 1
Views: 4183

Day's of the week (John 20:1)

Hi, Τῇ δὲ μιᾷ τῶν σαββάτων ⸀Μαρία ἡ Μαγδαληνὴ ἔρχεται πρωῒ σκοτίας ἔτι οὔσης εἰς τὸ μνημεῖον καὶ βλέπει τὸν λίθον ἠρμένον ⸆ ἐκ τοῦ μνημείου. I was wondering why σαββάτον would be plural here? My English brain expects "on the first day of the week" to be singular in Greek. Is there some small point o...
by Tim Evans
September 28th, 2018, 8:44 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 9048

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

Thanks Steve, that is really helpful. I am part way through this book and had not come across these responses yet. Clearly I need to spend more time in this book, but in the mean time, the 1 Corinthians 1:21 passage is a helpful one to contrast with. I did a survey of commentaries on Mark 1:11, incl...
by Tim Evans
September 27th, 2018, 7:06 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 9048

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

Annoyed with you, Randall, that you read my mind and stole my post. I have a colleague who when inordinately pleased about something likes to say "I could marry that." I don't feel that strongly about your post, but I could buy it roses and take it out to dinner. And you sounded almost as curmudgeo...
by Tim Evans
September 27th, 2018, 1:30 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 9048

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

For completeness, perhaps Campbell would be better summarised like this:

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by Tim Evans
September 26th, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 9048

Re: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

Thanks both of you for your responses, I was not aware of that BBR issue, I need to dig into that. To check I understand correctly, using a diagram from Decker (simply because that is what I have in front of me), this diagram suggests regarding the "tense-forms" in Koine Greek: 1. The verb may have ...
by Tim Evans
September 26th, 2018, 4:48 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: δεῖ and researching words
Replies: 1
Views: 3844

δεῖ and researching words

Apparently δεῖ only found in the LXX and the GNT in present and imperfect tense-forms. Although it is found one time in the NT in the future form. However, my accordance search in my limited library tells me it is used three times in the aorist form in Philo. I know the GNT/LXX is not that large, bu...
by Tim Evans
August 22nd, 2018, 10:01 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?
Replies: 16
Views: 9048

Understanding the usage of +/- in linguistic papers?

I have noticed that Randall Buth, Porter, and others like to describe the grammar of the verb using a particular formula, for example, I see Porter do it on page 9 of his monograph, writing [+aspectual / +finite: -assertion +direction] and assuming people know what it means. (Is it defined later in ...

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