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by Bernd Strauss
April 4th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

Thank you. It appeared to me that the meanings “departure” and “arrival” are somehow merged in the word ἄφιξις because of what is stated in the BDAG lexicon: “Other pass. in Gk. lit. may appear to be ambiguous to the modern reader, but not be, because the ancient writer views the departure in terms ...
by Bernd Strauss
April 2nd, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

I had looked up the definition of the word in BDAG earlier. The definition in the dictionary is not clear enough in explaining what I need to know. Does the word mean both “departure” and “arrival” at the same time ? (This resembles what is known among linguists as the Illegitimate totality transfer...
by Bernd Strauss
April 1st, 2020, 3:27 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

Can someone explain how the word ἄφιξις has two diametrically opposed meanings: “departure” and “arrival”?
If the context where this word is used is not sufficient enough, is it impossible, based on the word’s etymology alone, to determine what it means in that context?
by Bernd Strauss
November 3rd, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Re: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities

I was uncertain about the timing of the finish of the construction because of the way in which the text is rendered in Ralph Marcus’s translation: “At about this time Caesarea Sebaste, which Herod had been building, was completed. The entire work of construction was finished in the tenth year, the s...
by Bernd Strauss
November 2nd, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities

Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, book 16, chapter 5: “Περὶ δὲ τὸν χρόνον τοῦτον συντέλειαν ἔλαβεν ἡ Καισάρεια Σεβαστή, ἣν ᾠκοδόμει, δεκάτῳ μὲν ἔτει πρὸς τέλος ἐλθούσης αὐτῷ τῆς ὅλης κατασκευῆς, ἐκπεσούσης δὲ τῆς προθεσμίας εἰς ὄγδοον καὶ εἰκοστὸν ἔτος τῆς ἀρχῆς, ἐπ᾿ ὀλυμπιάδος δευτέρας καὶ ἐνεν...
by Bernd Strauss
September 6th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 13043

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

Perhaps you meant to place your question in the beginners forum? It could be placed there. The word ἕν is not alone here. It is part of a phrase: πρὸς ἓν τέλος, which means "toward one end." The word ἕν "one" is neuter because it agrees with the word τέλος "end," which is neuter. I see now that the...
by Bernd Strauss
September 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 13043

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

I am aware that the preposition εν means "in." But there is another word, ἕνος (which has the form ἓν), which is given a definition which seems to allow for the rendering “one” in some contexts. There is also the word ἑνάς (which likewise has the form ἓν), and it is shown to be the equivalent of μον...
by Bernd Strauss
September 4th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 13043

Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

Polybius, Histories, book 4, chapter 28, sections 3-4: “ἐπεὶ δὲ τά τε κατὰ τὴν Ἰταλίαν καὶ κατὰ τὴν Ἑλλάδα καὶ κατὰ τὴν Ἀσίαν τὰς μὲν ἀρχὰς τῶν πολέμων τούτων ἰδίας εἰλήφει τὰς δὲ συντελείας κοινάς, καὶ τὴν ἐξήγησιν περὶ αὐτῶν ἐκρίναμεν ποιήσασθαι κατ᾿ ἰδίαν, ἕως ἂν ἐπὶ τὸν καιρὸν ἔλθωμεν τοῦτον ἐν ...
by Bernd Strauss
April 17th, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The Words Συντελεία and Τέλος in Mt 24
Replies: 12
Views: 10701

Re: The Words Συντελεία and Τέλος in Mt 24

Bill Ross wrote:
April 17th, 2019, 1:15 pm
The Feast of Tabernacles relates to a harvest. IE: suntelia seems to be a harvest.
How do you understand the sunteleia at Mt 24:3 and Mt 13:40, as a period of time or as an end (a point in time)?
by Bernd Strauss
February 8th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Identifying a Modern Greek Translation
Replies: 0
Views: 5388

Identifying a Modern Greek Translation

What modern Greek Bible version is the following text from? It is quoted on many websites, yet I do not see a reference to the version which it is taken from. The expression “σημάδι για το δικό σου ερχομό και για τη συντέλεια του κόσμου” is peculiar to this Bible translation. “Κι ενώ καθόταν πάνω στ...

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