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by Jeffrey Dangel
October 21st, 2017, 12:56 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 6433

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

Hey, Stephen. Thanks for your reply. So, as far as you know, there is no certain way to tell what επι ταύτη τη πέτρα (upon this rock) is referring back to. Since ταύτη is a Demonstrative Prounoun Dative Feminine Singular, and the definite article τη and the noun πέτρα are both in the Dative Feminine...
by Jeffrey Dangel
October 18th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.
Replies: 9
Views: 2463

Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Hi Rich. Best wishes on your Greek learning expedition. When learning the alphabet, I've found it helpful to learn the lower case letters first. Write them down on paper several times a day and say them out loud, to involve different parts of the brain in your memorization. Take special note of the ...
by Jeffrey Dangel
October 18th, 2017, 4:04 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 6433

"upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

κάγω δε σόι λέγω ότι συ ει Πέτρος και επι ταυτη τη πέτρα οικοδομησω μου την εκκλησιαν και πυλαι άδου ου κατισχυσουσιν αυτής. First of all, please excuse some of the words that don't have all of the accent marks, breath marks and iota subscripts. My Greek keyboard does not have some of those options....
by Jeffrey Dangel
October 16th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: John3:1
Replies: 4
Views: 1425

John3:1

In John 3:1, I'm unsure whether or not "anthropos" or "en" is the main subject of that first clause. The initial assumption would be that "anthropos" would be because it is a noun in the Nominative case. I could see that "anthropos" could be the subject and "en" would simply be the imperfect tense v...

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