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by Barry Hofstetter
July 23rd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Neoplatonism is usually ascribed to the third-century Plotinus, far too late for the composition of the New Testament. Good point. So I suppose we need to call what Philo did Platonism, and not Neoplatonism. Nice reasonably detailed article on the subject of Neoplatonism: https://plato.stanford.edu...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 22nd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Use B-Greek for Dickey's composition book?
Replies: 12
Views: 359

Re: Use B-Greek for Dickey's composition book?

EricSowell wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 7:41 pm
Thanks, all. And so it begins.
ὡς ἄρχει, but when you are done, you can say τετέλεσται... :D
by Barry Hofstetter
July 20th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Philo comes to mind. I suspect that people who consider his use of ὁ ὤν are seeing something similar in the LXX translation.
by Barry Hofstetter
July 19th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 5
Views: 180

John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Perhaps more exegesis than strictly language, but things are slow, so I thought I'd post this: Exodus 3:14 LXX Ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ὤν· καὶ εἶπεν Οὕτως ἐρεῖς τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ Ὁ ὢν ἀπέσταλκέν με πρὸς ὑμᾶς John 1:18 θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε· μονογενὴς θεὸς ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.  I...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 12th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Doctrina Jacobi
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Doctrina Jacobi

A memorable quote from Doctrina Jacobi[1]: Ἰούδας γὰρ καὶ Ισραηλ καὶ τὰ ἔθνη τὰ εἰς Χριστὸν πιστεύσαντα μίαν ἀρχὴν ἔχουσι καὶ βασιλέα τὸν Χριστὸν. These words are inserted following a citation from Greek Hosea 2:1b-2 <Hos. 2:1> ... καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῷ τόπῳ, οὗ ἐρρέθη αὐτοῖς Οὐ λαός μου ὑμεῖς, ἐκεῖ κληθ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Sam 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 1 Sam 15:11

I wouldn't suggest that παρακαλέω could bear the sense of repentance for the LXX translators. I'd say he was translating without much thought for the meaning when he translated 1 Sam 15:11. Beginning students tend to do this, as did I. How many times have we been told that In the beginning, the Wor...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Sam 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: 1 Sam 15:11

παρακαλέω is the usual Greek for נחם (regret, console), fifty-eight times. μετανοέω is its translation only 15 times. What about Judges 21:6 καὶ παρεκλήθησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ περὶ Βενιαμιν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτῶν and 2 Kingdoms 24:16? καὶ ἐξέτεινεν ὁ ἄγγελος τοῦ θεοῦ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ εἰς Ιερουσαλημ τοῦ διαφ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Does κατάλαλος have forensic associations?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Does κατάλαλος have forensic associations?

Note that the in James 4:11, it's the verb and not the ajdective. Looking it over, I doubt seriously that it was ever legal t.t. That doesn't mean it can't be used in a legal context, but it appears to me to be a very general term.
by Barry Hofstetter
July 8th, 2019, 11:47 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Sam 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 209

1 Sam 15:11

Παρακέκλημαι ὅτι ἐβασίλευσα τὸν Σαοὺλ εἰς βασιλέα...

Any of our LXX mavens want to comment on the use of παρακαλέω to render נחם? It seems like such an unusual choice, and only attested in this sense in the LXX.