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by Barry Hofstetter
July 16th, 2018, 7:08 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

Intriguing, Scott, but let's remember to restrict the discussion to Greek vocabulary, grammar and syntax.
by Barry Hofstetter
July 13th, 2018, 6:42 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

Well, I see you've come a long way from the your "humble introduction," and since January 17th of this year you have become quite the expert. Wondering how much more of the NT than John and 1st John, Mark and Jude that you've read? You have not, in fact, answered my arguments, you have only repeated...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 12th, 2018, 11:13 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???

Stephen Carlson wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 9:46 pm
Does it even make sense that being contentious is a "custom"?
Actually, that part does make sense. Consider Congress... :lol:
by Barry Hofstetter
July 12th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???

Εἰ δέ τις δοκεῖ φιλόνεικος εἶναι, ἡμεῖς τοιαύτην συνήθειαν οὐκ ἔχομεν οὐδὲ αἱ ἐκκλησίαι τοῦ θεοῦ. Let me reiterate what has already been said, that the person who wrote this has no idea of what he is talking about. φιλόνεικος (contentious) modifies τις, (anyone). This is a good example of someone tr...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 12th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 21
Views: 2008

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

Hi Jeffery. I'm going to argue from the discourse analysis perspective here. Reading the text here in English and even in the Greek with just a " translation " understanding can make the context appear to suggest that Jesus was referring to Peter here. However, I would like to direct your attention...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 11th, 2018, 12:30 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 5:17 διπλῆς τιμῆς
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: 1 Tim 5:17 διπλῆς τιμῆς

Jonathan Robie wrote:
July 11th, 2018, 8:30 am
timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
July 10th, 2018, 6:55 pm
I've always taken it as both kinds of τιμη – honor and remuneration.
As opposed to twice the remuneration?
I've always taken it in that sense, twice the remuneration, but Timothy's suggestion is intriguing.
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2018, 10:50 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Life after a basic grammar
Replies: 20
Views: 2586

Re: Life after a basic grammar

You can say things like: ιδου υδωρ ζων σου (Here's your fresh water), ιδου ο βροματος σου (Here's your food), αγαθε παιδε (Good boy), etc. All the best, Δεβἐνιος Δουλἐνιος In full agreement (I've done this with Latin, actually, since high school), however either ἀγαθὲ παῖ or ἀγαθὲ παῖς. Personally ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2018, 10:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 2 Cor 8:24 - main verb of ἐνδεικνύμενοι?
Replies: 14
Views: 415

Re: 2 Cor 8:24 - main verb of ἐνδεικνύμενοι?

Here's a lengthy article on the imperatival participle and a classification that 2 Cor 8:24 is a valid example of it: https://bible.org/article/imperatival-participle-new-testament Disclaimer: briefly scanned the article for relevance, not correctness. I can't read the Greek text in that article, w...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 8th, 2018, 6:40 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius: repetiton of ἰδὼν ... ὁρῶν
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Athanasius: repititon of ἰδὼν ... ὁρῶν

Athanasius On the incarnation: Is this some sort of figurative language? I am wondering why Athanasius has adopted language suitable for narrative describing human visual perception in a linear space time framework and applied it to the pre-incarnate Logos? It sounds as if the pre-incarnate Logos w...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 27th, 2018, 8:26 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6
Replies: 7
Views: 1216

Re: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6

Just a few comments. 1) It sounds as though your correspondent has a theological agenda. That always complicates these sorts of discussions. 2) Thayer's really is outdated, mainly because it does not include any of the papyrological evidence. That doesn't mean that it's wrong. 3) BDAG is authoritati...