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by Daniel Semler
December 1st, 2020, 11:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Romans 1:20
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Romans 1:20

in that the invisible things being perceived raises the question of how they can be perceived if they are invisible, and adding the word νοούμενα helps us to make sense of it by giving us a clue as to in what manner the invisible things are perceived. So what would you think about a translation tha...
by Daniel Semler
November 30th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Romans 1:20
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Romans 1:20

Hi Robert, I took this apart yesterday as an exercise, but today read your initial questions again. Here are my thoughts on this having gone through it - perhaps they are of some help. A few references that help with the Greek in general or of this passage in particular include: τὰ γὰρ ἀόρατα αὐτοῦ...
by Daniel Semler
November 29th, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 29
Views: 16583

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Nothing that can't be seen in the lexicons, actually. It boils down to "λόγος has a mind-boggling semantic range, but usually is easily resolved in context" (which I recently wrote somewhere else). Food for thought: does word in English always mean "word?" If I say to someone, "I'd like to have a w...
by Daniel Semler
November 29th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Romans 1:20
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Romans 1:20

Hi Robert, I took this apart yesterday as an exercise, but today read your initial questions again. Here are my thoughts on this having gone through it - perhaps they are of some help. A few references that help with the Greek in general or of this passage in particular include: τὰ γὰρ ἀόρατα αὐτοῦ ...
by Daniel Semler
November 13th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

I completely agree with Seumas that λέγεται is preferable and that λέγω generally is used for "calling" someone or something by a given name or title all over the literature, including in the New Testament. Whereas ὀνομάζω is used, it isn't as frequent or as colloquial. If you're asking how to say ...
by Daniel Semler
November 13th, 2020, 1:10 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

The Koiné period, I'm sure, had a variety of styles of education. The word διδασκαλεῖον is apparently not one that was used in the literature (at least, it doesn't appear in Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich [1957] - the version that I have in print). If you're limiting yourself to only vocabulary that was used...
by Daniel Semler
November 13th, 2020, 11:23 am
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

to mean, signify: τί τοῦτο λέγει, πρὸ Πύλοιο; what does “before Pylos” mean? ARISTOPH. Eq. 1059; πῶς λέγεις; what do you mean? Personally, I prefer the middle form for the question, πῶς fruitbowl λέγεται Ἑλληνιστί; Thanx Seumas. I am wondering if Ed is drawing a distinction between "what do mean ?"...
by Daniel Semler
November 13th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

You should not be using the verb λέγω, which should be translated pronounce. Instead the proper verb would be ονομάζω, to give a name to something. I'm not sure where you are coming from on this, Ed. λέγω is about the most generic way to say "say" as you can get. ① to express oneself orally or in w...
by Daniel Semler
November 12th, 2020, 10:08 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

Woodhouse gives τὸ διδασκαλεῖον for "school." τὰ ἐν τῷ διδασκαλείῳ ἐρωτώμενα - "things asked in the school" What do you think? Right, σχολή means "leisure". Ah ... σχολή ... hmmmm... I should have expected that this would be challenged but I have gotten used to using σχολή in this sense in class an...
by Daniel Semler
November 12th, 2020, 9:42 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Coining a phrase

You should not be using the verb λέγω, which should be translated pronounce. Instead the proper verb would be ονομάζω, to give a name to something. Hi Ed, many thanx for this. It wasn't actually what I was asking about but my example definitely used a phrasing that I picked up from another source (...

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