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by MAubrey
September 13th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Lappenga and Downs on word meanings
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Lappenga and Downs on word meanings

What any given group of people believe about how words mean doesn't necessarily contribute anything about how words actually mean. Folk semantics is almost inevitably distinct from actual usage.

Downs' "Ambiguity, Ancient Semantics, and Faith" is a very strange essay.
by MAubrey
September 11th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13

ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι is both the location and the instrument, which is the natural default for verbs of washing: "in" and "with" are blended together into a single frame. Treating πνεύματι as an agent here is incorrect...and that's true generally for ἐν πνεύματι, there's inevitably some other things goin...
by MAubrey
August 17th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 569

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

Just translate it 'in'. When I read it as "in" it does not communicate any meaning to me, at least not an unambiguous meaning. What does "in" communicate to you in this context? That the things a person are the domain metaphorical container *in which* they live. You live differently if you live in ...
by MAubrey
August 4th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: In Habakkuk 2:4 LXX, what does ἐκ πίστεώς μου tell us?
Replies: 11
Views: 706

Re: In Habakkuk 2:4 LXX, what does ἐκ πίστεώς μου tell us?

Actually, it's still a bit mysterious to me. I would have expected Paul or have a cook (spell checker's take on Habakkuk) to have used dia and that's how most translate it). What does ek tell us here? Well the two avenues you'd need to pursue here would be (1) How is ἐκ used with ζάω normally? (2) ...
by MAubrey
July 25th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings

Fontes Press seem to be on a roll with the discourse studies - here is one upcoming on 1 peter by Starwalt. Perhaps a book length treatment of his chapter in Scacewater's book? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Discourse-Analysis-Peter-Studies-Koine/dp/1948048345/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=greek+participl...
by MAubrey
July 25th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Perfect Storm - October release?
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: The Perfect Storm - October release?

From the Amazon blurb: Nowhere are the chaotic debates surrounding contemporary aspect theory more heated than in discussions of the theory's application to Hellenistic Greek, and especially its understanding of the semantics of the Greek perfect tense. I haven't been hearing heated and chaotic deb...
by MAubrey
July 24th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings

Well, I guess I should say then, I personally don't know what I would have done with a more descriptive title!
by MAubrey
July 23rd, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings
Replies: 8
Views: 543

Re: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings

Matthew Longhorn wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 1:58 am
Not the most descriptive titles, but nice to see the contributors, thanks.
Everyone is commenting on the discourse structure of book of the NT they have assigned. I'm not sure what a more descriptive title would really be.
by MAubrey
June 22nd, 2020, 4:00 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammar on Verbs
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Grammar on Verbs

Joseph Fantin's book on imperatives is probably the best monograph for that mood: https://amzn.to/2V5P3jG As Stirling noted, Rijksbaron's introduction to the Greek Verb is arguably the best overview there is for the verb generally: https://amzn.to/3hUekHm Willmot is good, but you'll need to wade th...

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