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by Bernd Strauss
June 9th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12

Thank you. I did not know that some words which are written in the positive degree can be used with the same meaning as in the comparative degree. Since the majority of Bible translations which I have read use the word “many” at Mt 24:12, this may be taken as the default rendering of the passage.
by Bernd Strauss
June 8th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12

Matthew 24:12: "Καὶ διὰ τὸ πληθυνθῆναι τὴν ἀνομίαν ψυγήσεται ἡ ἀγάπη τῶν πολλῶν ." The majority of Bible translations which I have checked render the last word as “many,” whereas there are also many translations which use the comparative form “most.” At least two translations render the word as “gre...
by Bernd Strauss
April 23rd, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities

Thank you. I understand now that the word ἐπιφανῆ is a form of the adjective ἐπιφανής rather than the verb ἐπιφαίνω, and that it modifies ἡμέραν.
by Bernd Strauss
April 22nd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities

τὴν μέντοι γε ἡμέραν καθ᾿ ἣν ἦλθον πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐπιφανῆ ποιήσειν καὶ κατὰ πᾶν ἔτος ἐπίσημον εἰς ὅλον τὸν τῆς ζωῆς χρόνον ἐπηγγέλλετο· Ralph Marcus’s translation reads: "He promised, moreover, that he would make a special occasion of the day on which they had come to him and would celebrate it every ye...
by Bernd Strauss
April 11th, 2020, 6:35 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
April 9th, 2020, 5:43 am
Carrying more than one meaning?
Thank you. This may be the meaning of the word.
by Bernd Strauss
April 9th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys

πλείων and φέρω Since the main definitions of the two Greek words are “more” and “bring; carry,” how would you suggest to understand the English word “pleophoric” used in the following contexts? Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume 14, pages 50-51: “sws/sys ... 1. The Verb. The 27 oc...
by Bernd Strauss
April 8th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys

If the word is used with the meaning "absolutely; definitely," as you suggest, this seems to fit the sense of the statement in the lexicon. The lexicon would thus be saying that the phrase ἐπιφάνειᾳ τῆς παρουσίας is to be definitely understood as a hendiadys. There are three occurrences of the word ...
by Bernd Strauss
April 7th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

“Pleophorical” Hendiadys

Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, edited by Horst Balz and Gerhard Schneider, says in the entry ἐπιφάνεια: “2 Thess 2:8: The Lord will "destroy the antichrist at the appearing of his coming" (ἐπιφάνειᾳ τῆς παρουσίας αὐτοῦ is to be understood pleophorically as a hendiadys).” What does the l...
by Bernd Strauss
April 4th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 568

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: 568

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...

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