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by Stephen Carlson
June 23rd, 2018, 2:37 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
June 22nd, 2018, 8:32 am
There is a a difference in English between having one's hair cut and having one's hair cut short. I know this, because I just went to the barber, and we had a discussion about it. :lol:
I don’t remember a lot of hair on Fred Danker’s head.
by Stephen Carlson
June 21st, 2018, 10:21 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?

R. Perkins wrote:
June 21st, 2018, 1:31 am
I seem to read conflicting opinions from linguists on this issue as it relates to Koine' literature. If yes, would you say that LSJ is on the same level of authority as, say, BDAG?
For what it covers, BDAG is better than LSJ. But BDAG doesn't cover everything, including a lot of Koine.
by Stephen Carlson
June 21st, 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6
Replies: 4
Views: 99

Re: Meaning of κειράσθω in 1 Cor 11.6

Can anyone help me understand why BDAG would give the definition as "to cut" when it seems the evidence points to "to cut short"? I'm not really seeing much of a difference. When you cut your hair, doesn't it get shorter? I don't read BDAG as suggesting a mere trim. Is somebody actually arguing bas...
by Stephen Carlson
June 17th, 2018, 6:58 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

On the other hand, this is still really interesting, with a cursory search, since the shift is one directional. Perfects with the α don't appear to be ever intransitive...at least not unambiguously, but perfects with the η can occasionally be transitive. The idea is not implausible, I can say that....
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2018, 10:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

And neither does LSJ give any indication that different spellings of the perfect have different transitivities.
by Stephen Carlson
June 11th, 2018, 7:04 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 899

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

I vote for intransitive. However, I can't see how it really changes our understanding of the event with respect to the transitive renderings in English. It really looks like a translational issue to me, and translations are not obliged to preserve the syntax if the sense is otherwise conveyed. In ot...
by Stephen Carlson
June 3rd, 2018, 9:48 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Understanding names in Koine Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Understanding names in Koine Greek

If you could ask an ancient Greek what the man's name was, he'd answer Petros, and they wouldn't have any clue at all what you'd mean by the most basic form Petr, unless he were really into grammar, perhaps. Yes, and in fact the "nominative" case gets its name because it's the case you use to state...
by Stephen Carlson
June 3rd, 2018, 2:50 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 754

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Thanks. I appreciate your comments. (I have a Ph.D. student who's working in this area and I want to be able to obviate common objections.) I view the the term "choice" as about options within the linguistic system. This prevents us from overreading the significance of forms when there is only one i...
by Stephen Carlson
June 2nd, 2018, 5:52 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 754

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

I guess mantra is an acceptable term depending on what you mean by “choice” Definition of "mantra" from COBUILD/Collins: You can use mantra to refer to a statement or a principle that people repeat very often because they think it is true, especially when you think that it not true or is only part ...