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by Barry Hofstetter
February 21st, 2019, 10:56 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 45

Re: Hi

Χαῖρε καλῶς, Δανιήλ. Ἔχομεν δὴ τὸν ὧδε τόπον ἵνα Ἑλληνιστὶ (τὴν Κοινὴν Διάλεκτον) γράφῃς ὅ τὸ γραφὼν Ἑλληνιστί καλεῖται. πορευθεὶς δὲ ἐκεῖ γράφειν ἄρχου καὶ δὲ βλέπε ὅ σύμβῃ.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 18th, 2019, 8:42 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 26
Views: 561

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

I can't easily search the corpus (at least not as easily as I would like) but I never remember seeing ἐγένετο + inf. anywhere except in the LXX and the NT. One instead tends to see genitive absolutes, other types of participial constructions, or relative circumstantial clauses. I'm not saying that i...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 16th, 2019, 12:04 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Infinitive in Ignatius to the Ephesians 3:2
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Infinitive in Ignatius to the Ephesians 3:2

Thanks Mike, so the next question... why not a noun phrase. The use of an infinitive seems somehow more dynamic than a noun given that it is a verb, but is that correct? To be specific, it's an articular infinitive, τό being used to make the infinitive substantive. I think in English it might be th...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2019, 11:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi, I'm João Luís
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Hi, I'm João Luís

Welcoime, João. We have a subforum here devoted to composition, but it has been inactive of late. Maybe you could help it get restarted.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 26
Views: 561

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

I'm not sure of what the discourse function of these might be, but to me they sound Septuagintal. It's not a construction you see very often outside of either the LXX translating וַֽיְהִ֖י or particularly in the NT Luke-Acts (you'll note that most of your examples are from there).
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2019, 6:44 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 3119

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Luis, χαίρειν The point was severalfold: For Hebrew the modern oriental pronunciation is recommended. Yes, modern Hebrew helps with biblical fluency and 100% of modern morphology transfers to biblical morphology. The fact that no other language does this is anecdotal. When a person has internalized...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 13th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: hoi douloi/hai doulai
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: hoi douloi/hai doulai

The masculine is the common gender in Greek, so that δοῦλοι may be used of both male and female slaves. עֶבֶד is the common word in Hebrew with a fairly wide range of usage, and it appears to me could be used to cover both male and female slaves. HALOT shows how it is translated in the LXX: עֶבֶד (8...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 11th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro -- Roy Chan
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Intro -- Roy Chan

Welcome to B-Greek, Roy.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 10th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 1:23
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Ephesians 1:23

I have resisted answering here, because it would be tempting to get in to some fun hermeneutical and theological issues, and that's not what B-Greek is about. However, I found it interesting that the Vulgate renders πλήρωμα with plēnitudo , for which there appears to be no active or passive distinct...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 10th, 2019, 8:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings Chris Moody
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Greetings Chris Moody

Welcome, Chris, we look forward to your participation on B-Greek. ὁ κύριός σε εὐλογήσατο.