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by Robert Crowe
March 21st, 2018, 7:24 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

The construction is lexically determined by words like ἐξουσία that demand further explanation. It begs the question ´What kind of ἐξουσία?´. The infinitive is sometimes called ´epexegetical’ or ´prolative’.
by Robert Crowe
March 21st, 2018, 6:46 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 22
Views: 2775

Re: Are adverbial participles only nominative?

I have occasion to meet keen biblical students who are loath to learn Greek. They have it on hearsay the language is ambiguous. The reasoning appears to be that God spoke ambiguously in Greek and then invented English to speak more clearly. Participles are surely culprits here—they introduce concisi...
by Robert Crowe
March 20th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 22
Views: 2775

Re: Are adverbial participles only nominative?

Those of us who have difficulty with participles may find consolation in the fact that the Greeks themselves appear to have had trouble with them. They are now obsolete in the modern language.
by Robert Crowe
March 20th, 2018, 2:55 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 9
Views: 1203

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
March 20th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Wouldn't the subject of the infinitive be them (with αὐτοῖς its antecedent) and τέκνα be the subject complement?
No. τέκνα θεοῦ γενέσθαι qualifies ἐξουσίαν. Both τέκνα and γενέσθαι are in accusative agreement with ἐξουσίαν.
by Robert Crowe
March 17th, 2018, 8:18 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω
Replies: 1
Views: 404

Re: The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω

ἐμέ is more emphatic than its enclitic form με.
by Robert Crowe
March 17th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Different tenses/aspects in John 6:35
Replies: 1
Views: 349

Re: Different tenses/aspects in John 6:35

Daniel Wallace explains the nuance:
...while οὐ μή + the indicative denies a certainty, οὐ μή + the subjunctive denies a potentiality./quote].

[GGBB p468]
by Robert Crowe
December 5th, 2017, 8:17 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 2357

Re: Expertise in Greek

Don't need more friends, need more people fluent in the language! :lol: A couple of barbed quotes come to mind. People who study Greek don’t have friends. [Medic in a Greek Reading group] People who know Greek know a lot of Greek and very little about anything else. [G.B. Shaw ‘Major Barbara’]
by Robert Crowe
December 2nd, 2017, 11:27 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

Either translation is grammatically valid.
by Robert Crowe
November 4th, 2017, 7:39 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;
Replies: 11
Views: 1110

Re: Romans 10:14 - πῶς δὲ πιστεύσωσιν οὗ οὐκ ἤκουσαν;

Robert, beyond the point the heard being the same as the believed, are you saying that ου would still be a direct object if it were 'indirect' in terms of hearing of/about that person, versus my assumption that that would be something other than a direct object? Would expect περὶ οὗ if it were 'of/...
by Robert Crowe
November 3rd, 2017, 1:37 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

'Complicated' which virtually means 'Bastard' or 'Bitch' nowadays when describing a person, is hardly an apt epithet for the heroic Odysseus. Wilson claims she looked beyond dictionary entries, but this meaning for πολύτροπος is given in LSJ. Her boldness is to tag a man with it.