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by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

MAubrey wrote:
February 21st, 2020, 6:01 pm
Is that a critique of Rhodes? Or of identifiability. As a reader, I don't know which one is meant! :D
Rhodes was defining definiteness, not the semantics of the Greek article. I think Stephen was saying that the Greek article can have semantics other than definiteness.
by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Is there a similarly clear definition that accounts for cases like this? What other cases can you think of? I'm not aware of a similarly clear definition but my general inclination is to hold that all basic grammatical forms are polysemous, which means that there would not really be a single clear ...
by Jonathan Robie
February 20th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

It's a bit clearer than the usual way of explaining definiteness, which involves identifiability. But there are uses of the Greek (definite) article that don't fit into the explanation, for example, Matt 26:51. Matt 26:51 Καὶ ἰδοὺ εἷς τῶν μετὰ Ἰησοῦ ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα ἀπέσπασεν τὴν μάχαιραν αὐτοῦ κ...
by Jonathan Robie
February 19th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Greek Byzantine New Testament MP3
Replies: 16
Views: 14888

Re: Greek Byzantine New Testament MP3

Update: You can now get both the Septuagint and the New Testament for download here: https://www.faithcomesbyhearing.com/audio-bibles/download/grk/grkeptn1da You can also play the audio and read along at the same time here: https://live.bible.is/bible/ELLAPE/PSA/1 I recommend both. I wish I could pl...
by Jonathan Robie
February 19th, 2020, 10:46 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

I am listening to a presentation on discourse and frames by Richard Rhodes. For definiteness, Rhodes proposes that definiteness means that the speaker believes the hearer will know which item is meant. That seems like a very clean way of describing the purpose of the definite article, no? What do yo...
by Jonathan Robie
December 28th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 2:7 - No room at the inn?
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: Luke 2:7 - No room at the inn?

jeidsath wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 4:00 pm
And I found one article that went somewhat farther, Carlson's The Accommodations of Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem: Κατάλυμα in Luke 2.7.
You can get the PDF here:

http://www.hypotyposeis.org/papers/Carl ... %20NTS.pdf
by Jonathan Robie
December 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 23
Views: 2487

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

So far, I haven't persuaded myself to pay for BDAG in electronic form, since I have the hardbound book BDAG in olivetree is great as that is where I primarily do my NT reading. Just being able to click a word and get the lexical information is massively helpful. I also have a copy in Accordance - I...
by Jonathan Robie
December 28th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 23
Views: 2487

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

So far, I haven't persuaded myself to pay for BDAG in electronic form, since I have the hardbound book BDAG in olivetree is great as that is where I primarily do my NT reading. Just being able to click a word and get the lexical information is massively helpful. I also have a copy in Accordance - I...
by Jonathan Robie
December 28th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar
Replies: 23
Views: 2487

Re: Siebenthal - Ancient Greek Grammar

Not into buying books. Still got some left but most have been given away. I am going the other way at the moment. Just moved to a new place and there is a lot more room - having a paper copy to hand is sometimes nicer than electronic. That said, for proper study the electronic versions are massivel...
by Jonathan Robie
December 25th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Rough or smooth breathing on hebrew names?
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Rough or smooth breathing on hebrew names?

I think you have to look at this one name at a time.

For instance, take a look at this discussion of rough versus smooth breathing for Abraham's name in Greek.

With internet resources, of course, you also have to consider the possibility of errors.

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