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by Daniel Semler
July 9th, 2020, 12:05 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Greek Grammars on the Articulation of Prepositional Objects
Replies: 50
Views: 1098

Re: Greek Grammars on the Articulation of Prepositional Objects

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
July 9th, 2020, 11:45 am

Almost needless to say, the ECF's tend to use the phrase almost exclusively without the article, perhaps in imitation of the predominant NT usage.
I was following you until ECF's. Early Church Fathers ?

thx
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by Daniel Semler
July 6th, 2020, 3:21 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Exodus 13:1
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Exodus 13:1

I went and checked the Hebrew to see whether it also had two terms here and it does. כָל־בְּכ֜וֹר פֶּ֤טֶר כָּל־רֶ֙חֶם֙ As far as I can follow (weak my Hebrew is to quote Yoda) 'every first born, the first born of every womb', פֶּ֤טֶר being a construct state I believe. HALOT on פֶּ֤טֶר what breaches...
by Daniel Semler
July 4th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Exodus 13:1
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Exodus 13:1

1 Εἶπεν δὲ κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων 2 Ἁγίασόν μοι πᾶν πρωτότοκον πρωτογενὲς διανοῖγον πᾶσαν μήτραν ἐν τοῖς υἱοῖς Ισραηλ ἀπὸ ἀνθρώπου ἕως κτήνους, ἐμοί ἐστιν. I see that the two bolded words are synonymous in BDAG. And the words γενναω and τικτω are as well. But certainly there must be some differen...
by Daniel Semler
June 26th, 2020, 9:38 am
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Sad news about ... bible software in general.
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Sad news about ... bible software in general.

Daniel, I am forced to use software because my Athanasius project resulted in permanent damage to my left hand and wrist. I jokingly refer to it as Lexicon wrist. I cannot work at a desk with books laid out in-front of me. I have to lift BDAG and others to place on a book bench suspended from the a...
by Daniel Semler
June 25th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Sad news about ... bible software in general.
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Sad news about ... bible software in general.

Sad but not really news I'm afraid. I have post my thoughts elsewhere on this but here goes. The tool is one thing and the data another. Most of the money is in buying/selling (if you're on the vendor end) of the data. Usually the program is tossed in for free so to speak - more or less. I would pre...
by Daniel Semler
June 24th, 2020, 10:23 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Genitive Singular vs Accusative Plural
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Genitive Singular vs Accusative Plural

The feminine 1st declension nouns in α will do this. For example, ὥρα (gen/acc pl: ὥρας), is the same form in both genitive singular and accusative plural. There are a number of forms that are not morphologically distinct in Greek. BTW, the adjective πιστός is not an example. fem gem sing is πιστής....
by Daniel Semler
June 16th, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Typing Practice Tool Online Now
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Typing Practice Tool Online Now

Nice. For broader consumption, maybe checking would be useful. But it's useful as is. And having people paste in the practice text is a clever way to avoid copyright issues. A first cut at checking what you type is up now. It won't check for missing or additional words but it will check word spelli...
by Daniel Semler
June 15th, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Expressing a perfect continuous idea
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Expressing a perfect continuous idea

προσφάτως πειράζω μανθάνειν... Would that be better then ? Why πειράζω and not ζητῶ? It is for a conative? If so, why not the present μανθάνω directly ? ζητῶ would seem to cover the serious attempt to do something. I'm not sure μανθάνω quite captures the attempt sense that I want if used on its own...
by Daniel Semler
June 9th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Expressing a perfect continuous idea
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Expressing a perfect continuous idea

Stephen Carlson wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 8:55 pm
The best way to express the English present perfective progressive (have been Xing) in Greek is generally with the present.
That's actually where I began. With

προσφάτως πειράζω μανθάνειν...

Would that be better then ?

Thx
D
by Daniel Semler
June 6th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Expressing a perfect continuous idea
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Expressing a perfect continuous idea

Hi Randall, Many thanx for this. Apologies for having taken so long to get back to this. A couple of follow up questions I have are. 1. I assume you are indicating the middle rather than the passive here. Am I correct here ? 2. If I use this example then : "Recently I have been trying to learn to re...

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