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by Barry Hofstetter
October 22nd, 2018, 5:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Latin question for Greek word
Replies: 1
Views: 4

Re: Latin question for Greek word

I've been looking at usage for αρπἀζω but have run into some Origen quotes seemingly available only in Latin, which I don't understand. I'm wondering if someone could help me translate these verses? I used google translate, but.... raptores sunt mali, sunt et boni; et boni quidem illi, de quibus di...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 21st, 2018, 10:06 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: First Clement 7.5
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: First Clement 7.5

There would be no basis for that translation as the text stands. It can only be an error of some sort.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 21st, 2018, 12:42 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Best passages to read from Philo

I did my M.A. thesis on Lucian's De Morte Peregrini. For Xenophon, particularly the Anabasis.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 20th, 2018, 10:02 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Best passages to read from Philo
Replies: 8
Views: 1315

Re: Best passages to read from Philo

I was musing on this topic the other day and found this old thread. Carl, I was wondering if there are certain works of Plato whose vocabulary are particularly helpful to master as a prep for reading Philo. I've read the Symposium and the Apology of Socrates --that is, some excerpts of the latter, ...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 19th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8

In the context of the discourse, the you singular refers specifically to Nicodemus. In the broader context of John's literary purpose, Nicodemus represents any inquirer, and so the statement has general application to everyone.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 16th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize

An extraordinarily helpful exercise that doesn't get enough press. Practically any passage from any ancient text of the length you are suggesting will be helpful. I think it might be good to do somewhat shorter passages from several authors. That way you get a broader range of styles...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 15th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hii all Am new here
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Hii all Am new here

Welcome, Mark. You could perhaps tell us a bit more about yourself and your interest in ancient Greek?
by Barry Hofstetter
October 13th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: The Lord's Prayer Mt 6:9-13
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: The Lord's Prayer Mt 6:9-13

The text: 9 Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου 10  ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σουa, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς 11  τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον 12  καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν ...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 13th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Attic Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Attic Greek?

Okay, the short answer is that it helps greatly. Pretty much the universal experience of those starting with Attic Greek and then later reading the NT is that NT Greek presents no challenges whatsoever. It was certainly my experience -- after a year and half of Attic Greek, including a semester of r...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 12th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Aorist participle in Eph. 1:9
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Aorist participle in Eph. 1:9

Ah, the problem with Eph 1:3-14, or "Who stole the main verb?" Taken as a whole, the sentence makes a great impact, but when you start trying to figure out how each part is related to the other parts, it becomes problematic, a sentence diagrammer's nightmare. Hoehner's commentary on Ephesians is mag...