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by Jonathan Michaels
July 27th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: We don't say "the" Jesus so why do we always say "the" Holy Spirit?
Replies: 3
Views: 538

We don't say "the" Jesus so why do we always say "the" Holy Spirit?

Someone asked me why we always reference "the" Holy Spirit as the Holy Spirit? We won't say, "the" Jesus even when the Greek text has an article in front of the word Jesus. We won't say, "the" God even when the Greek text has an article in front of the word God. So, even when there isn't an article ...
by Jonathan Michaels
May 22nd, 2015, 9:50 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Imperfect of διεστέλλετο
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Imperfect of διεστέλλετο

Hello:

I am reading Mounce's online Teknia blog entry regarding chapter(21) regarding the Imperfect Indicative.

In this post on aktionsart, he mentions the greek word διεστέλλετο.

I am not understanding where the augment is found in this word.

Is this a compound verb?
by Jonathan Michaels
May 19th, 2015, 11:10 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Kappa translitereated as "k" and "c"
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Re: Kappa translitereated as "k" and "c"

I am asking about Greek words that enter English.

For example, koine.
by Jonathan Michaels
May 19th, 2015, 9:46 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Kappa translitereated as "k" and "c"
Replies: 8
Views: 1447

Kappa translitereated as "k" and "c"

Hello:

When do you know to transliterate kappa as "k" or "c"?

What are some examples of Greek words that have been transliterated both ways?

Thanks,
by Jonathan Michaels
May 27th, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Third Declension πατρός
Replies: 3
Views: 1378

Third Declension πατρός

Hello: I am studying a Greek grammar and the third declension. I am curious about the nuances of the third declension noun πατηρ. The genitive singular form of this word is πατρος. If you drop the genitive case ending, you are supposed to arrive at the stem...but this isn't the case here. Can someon...