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by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2018, 4:08 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

OK, here's one I'm having difficulty with. Can someone help me understand the difference in accentuation for παιδεύσαι (optative) versus παίδευσαι (imperative) versus παιδεῦσαι (infinitive)?
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18

Dmitriy Reznik wrote:
January 18th, 2018, 1:34 pm
Dear experts,
Now Mike Aubrey needs to weigh in too ;->
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18

I have a question on 1 Cor 6:18: φεύγετε τὴν πορνείαν πᾶν ἁμάρτημα ὃ ἐὰν ποιήσῃ ἄνθρωπος ἐκτὸς τοῦ σώματός ἐστιν ὁ δὲ πορνεύων εἰς τὸ ἴδιον σῶμα ἁμαρτάνει I wonder why all translations that I found understand εἰς as "against". Wouldn't it be more natural to understand it as "in" with meaning "with"...
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος
Replies: 6
Views: 197

Re: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος

"Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ θεοῦ, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης·" OK, I haven't read all the papers that are mentioned, but let me ask the question this way. This is a noun followed by a clause governed by a participle, NP. If there were an article, NAP, then it would clearly be adjectival, but it is ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?
Replies: 16
Views: 360

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

For people like me who struggle with the accentuation rules, James Tauber has a few resources that may be helpful.
by Jonathan Robie
January 16th, 2018, 6:14 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1051

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

I am not convinced that J. 6.38(A), ὅτι καταβέβηκα ἀπὸ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, is an independent clause since it's a ὅτι clause. Perhaps I speak ignorantly here, but can a clause that begins w. ὅτι stand "independent" of the previous statement that it is explicating? I plan to go back & reread this more close...
by Jonathan Robie
January 15th, 2018, 11:12 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1051

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

From the perspective of text linguistics and discourse analysis, clauses (B) and (C) are tied in with (A) and both flow from (A). (A) ὅτι καταβέβηκα ἀπὸ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ (B) οὐχ ἵνα ποιῶ τὸ θέλημα τὸ ἐμὸν (C) ἀλλὰ τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντός με Here's one problem I see with his reasoning on the basis of syn...
by Jonathan Robie
January 15th, 2018, 9:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Heb. 12:4
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Heb. 12:4

Is there any reason to say that it is actually a note on the part of the author of Hebrews to his (?) readers that they have not yet engaged in, but are perhaps on the brink of, the taking of someone else's life? Are you suggesting that there is? If so, what reason would you give to see it that way?