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by Stephen Carlson
July 24th, 2019, 2:40 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

"Middle Platonism" is a thing.
by Stephen Carlson
July 20th, 2019, 7:14 pm
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.
by Stephen Carlson
July 4th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:36 Τί θέλετέ [με] ποιήσω ὑμῖν;
Replies: 34
Views: 9483

Re: Mark 10:36 Τί θέλετέ [με] ποιήσω ὑμῖν;

For the V + V.subj construction, I would like to add Mark 14:12 ποῦ θέλεις ἀπελθόντες ἑτοιμάσωμεν ἵνα φάγῃς τὸ πάσχα;
by Stephen Carlson
July 2nd, 2019, 6:45 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 57
Views: 25946

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

I think if you're reasonably good at learning languages, learning modern Greek can only help, though not all the time spent transfers over. (Not all people are good at languages, however.) But if you're going to start with another language before ancient Greek, why not Latin? It is inflected like Gr...
by Stephen Carlson
June 28th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In John 17:26 what does "ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς" mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: In John 17:26 what does "ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς" mean?

John 17:26 καὶ ἐγνώρισα αὐτοῖς τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ γνωρίσω ἵνα ἡ ἀγάπη ἣν ἠγάπησάς με ἐν αὐτοῖς ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς Does this construction (and the context) indicate that Christ is asking to be in the disciples? Among them? Or does it leave open a less personal involvement, "my character might be in them...
by Stephen Carlson
June 28th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In John 17:26 what does "ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς" mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: In John 17:26 what does "ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς" mean?

John 17:26 καὶ ἐγνώρισα αὐτοῖς τὸ ὄνομά σου καὶ γνωρίσω ἵνα ἡ ἀγάπη ἣν ἠγάπησάς με ἐν αὐτοῖς ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς It seems to me that the juxtaposition indicates personal involvement as opposed to the character in the previous clause (ἵνα ἡ ἀγάπη ἣν ἠγάπησάς με ἐν αὐτοῖς) but I'm wondering if the const...
by Stephen Carlson
June 28th, 2019, 2:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Help with French commentary, please (yes, it's relevant to Greek
Replies: 3
Views: 267

Re: Help with French commentary, please (yes, it's relevant to Greek

DeepL http://www.deepl.com/ is your friend: According to the commentators, the apostle would target misconduct (but would it not be self-evident that it should be avoided?), or he would prohibit remarriage after widowhood, or he would attack the fact of repudiating his wife to marry another (cf. Mk ...
by Stephen Carlson
June 14th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?

Would γραμμάτων in this usage be considered a merism for ἐπιστολῆ ? Perhaps it's more synedoche ? But broadly metonymy ? I guess synedoche is the most precise term here. It may have originally been a kind of synecdoche, but in this case the usage is so conventional that it's actually become lexical...
by Stephen Carlson
June 11th, 2019, 9:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?

Translations I'm familiar with seem to render 1 Thessalonians as having "voice" referring to "of the archangel" but it appears to me that "voice" is feminine while "archangel" is masculine so the one does not refer to the other: Hi Bill. The way gender and agreement work in Greek is the kind of top...
by Stephen Carlson
June 6th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Information structure and adjectives
Replies: 5
Views: 674

Re: Information structure and adjectives

It's hard to say more than Stephanie Bakker's The Noun Phrase in Ancient Greek. Here is the first of Mike's reviews: https://koine-greek.com/2010/10/13/revi ... eekpart-i/