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by Bob Nyberg
August 6th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 15:27 ὅτι = because
Replies: 3
Views: 977

John 15:27 ὅτι = because

Hi, I have a question about ὅτι in John 15:27. καὶ ὑμεῖς δὲ μαρτυρεῖτε, ὅτι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς μετ’ ἐμοῦ ἐστε. Every translation I checked renders ὅτι in this verse as "because" or "for." For example: And you will testify also, because you have been with Me from the beginning. (NASB) Is there a reason why mo...
by Bob Nyberg
January 25th, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Buth and diacritic marks/accents
Replies: 27
Views: 23726

Re: Buth and diacritic marks/accents

I read at Buth's website that the rough-breathing vowels/diphthongs fell out of usage by the Koine period, and the acute, circumflex, and grave accents fell out of usage after the Classical period as well. So if this is true......then why in the world are they still present in our latest editions o...
by Bob Nyberg
January 4th, 2012, 3:44 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Paul O'Rear
Replies: 4
Views: 1621

Re: Paul O'Rear

Gude Wantok,

Mi amamas long taim mi ritim dispela stori bilong yu! Yu bin stap we long Papua Niu Gini?

Bob
by Bob Nyberg
August 23rd, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5909

Re: Syntactical categories and meaning

A lumper would be a linguist who has a tendency to combine categories which are similar rather than split them into separate categories. :D

Bob
by Bob Nyberg
August 23rd, 2011, 10:08 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5909

Re: Syntactical categories and meaning

The school at which I teach offers a course in linguistics. Those in the linguistics department often refer to two types of linguists: 1) splitters and 2) lumpers. I see Wallace as being "a splitter." I guess from a linguistic standpoint having a gazillion categories on different parts of speech mig...
by Bob Nyberg
July 26th, 2011, 8:20 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Questions about Mark 2:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Questions about Mark 2:23

Thanks David. I appreciate all the help.

Bob Nyberg
by Bob Nyberg
July 25th, 2011, 2:07 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Questions about Mark 2:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Re: Questions about Mark 2:23

Thanks Carl. That's very helpful.

Bob Nyberg
by Bob Nyberg
July 25th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Questions about Mark 2:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1425

Questions about Mark 2:23

Hi, I have a number of questions about Mark 2:23. Καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς σάββασιν παραπορεύεσθαι διὰ τῶν σπορίμων, καὶ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἤρξαντο ὁδὸν ποιεῖν τίλλοντες τοὺς στάχυας. Why is αὐτὸν accusative? Is αὐτὸν receiving the action of the verb ἐγένετο? Is it saying “it happened “ to him?” Why ...
by Bob Nyberg
July 13th, 2011, 2:42 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 2:2 -- Function of the article
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Mark 2:2 -- Function of the article

Thanks Carl. That is very helpful.

Actually, I was wondering about that also. I knew that that article in τὰ πρὸς τὴν θύραν was accusative, but was not sure what it was the object of or what it was referring back to.

Bob
by Bob Nyberg
July 12th, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 2:2 -- Function of the article
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Mark 2:2 -- Function of the article

Thanks Randall. That's just what I was looking for. Unfortunately, I stopped reading in Wallace before I got to that section so I posted my question instead. Should have read a bit farther. :D

Bob

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