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by ed krentz
July 20th, 2012, 10:18 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 12030

Re: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases

I wonder whether Rom 1:17 might not be an example of syntaxis apo koinou, that is ek pisteos should be constrrued both with ho dikaios and with zesetai.

Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
July 20th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 12030

Re: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases

Eduard Norden, the great classicist at Berlin University, called Eph 1:3-14 "the most monstrous conglomerate sentence in ancient Greek." He was a specialist in ancient Greek stylistics and rhetoric. His major works in this area were AGNOSTOS THEOS and DIE ANTIKE KUNSTPROSA. (This occasioned by Carl ...
by ed krentz
July 10th, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Greek?
Replies: 17
Views: 16820

Re: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Gre

When I was taking a course on the Greek orators, we were allowed to read the Greek text out loud rather than translate. Prof. Tom Gould could tell dfreom our reading whether we understood the text or not, depending on which words we emphasized, where we paused, etc. Reading out loud presumes a certa...
by ed krentz
June 28th, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Learning Ancient Greek vs Other Languages
Replies: 5
Views: 1905

Re: Learning Ancient Greek vs Other Languages

There would be many drawbacks to learning such terminology for those interested in NT Greek. 1. Names for months differ in different cities--and almost never occur in the NT. What use would it be to know that a month had the name of elaphebolion? 2. To learn the names for different vessels in use in...
by ed krentz
June 23rd, 2012, 10:31 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Pe1:16 - why not imperative?
Replies: 4
Views: 1889

Re: 1Pe1:16 - why not imperative?

OT law codes take two forms, casuistic and epideictic.

Epideictic uses the future tense in the decalog, which 1 Peter 1:16 is citing.
by ed krentz
June 1st, 2012, 10:34 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Rijksbaron and the Greek New Testament
Replies: 36
Views: 26216

Re: Rijksbaron and the Greek New Testament

What was written here is good common sense. One might add that one also needs to take into account whether a text is intentionally literary, e.g. Lucian, or non-literary, e.g. Musonius Rufus and Greek papyri as in Moulton and Milligan's lexicon. Epigraphic texts can be either; a tomb inscription is ...
by ed krentz
April 2nd, 2012, 10:20 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: πιέζω vs πιάζω
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: πιέζω vs πιάζω

These are variant dialect forms of the same term. Doric words often have alpha where Ionic have eta or epsilon. In English the way in which Canadians pronounce "out" is very different from US pronunciation, but it is the same word. "Nurse" in England can mean "hold on one's lap," but it is still the...
by ed krentz
April 2nd, 2012, 10:15 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Distinction of κράτος, ἰσχύς, and δύναμις
Replies: 5
Views: 1479

Re: Distinction of κράτος, ἰσχύς, and δύναμις

κράτος is brute force. In Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound kratos and bia fasten Prometheus to the stone where the eagles each day eat his liver.
ἰσχύς is strength.
δύναμις is the ability to do something, often translated as a faculty.

Read LSJ on these words.

Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
March 29th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: First-look at a text
Replies: 6
Views: 1561

Re: First-look at a text

The best brief grammar I know is H. P. V. Nunn, A Short Syntax of New Testament Greek (Cambridge University Press, 1912 + many later imprints). It is brief, gives excellent NT examples, and includes a summary of English grammar that many American students need! You can down-load it at Textkit, http:...
by ed krentz
March 24th, 2012, 1:44 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 14765

Re: Learning Greek Experience as a native Greek

I liked what Nicolaos Adamou wrote about learning Greek through the Katharefousa and through many years of education. Very few Americans would have such an experience--and most not even the experience I had from 1941 on. In HS I began with Latin in my freshman year, introduced to an inflected langua...

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