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by Wes Wood
August 27th, 2017, 9:14 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: who hears?
Replies: 6
Views: 2571

Re: who hears?

You've gotten some really excellent answers! Another thing to consider that might help explain the use of the genitive case in the phrase τὰ πρόβατα τῆς φωνῆς αὐτοῦ ἀκούει is that the verb ἀκούει could have been intended to convey the meaning "obey" rather than "hear." This verb usually takes the ge...
by Wes Wood
April 26th, 2017, 2:15 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Spurious Epictetus Quote?
Replies: 0
Views: 3539

Spurious Epictetus Quote?

"He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk." I was searching for the citation of an Epictetus quote last night, and I noticed that Perseus' Greek Text is shorter than its corresponding English translation. Does anyone know what the actual source of this quote is? Or, ...
by Wes Wood
April 3rd, 2017, 8:17 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular
Replies: 15
Views: 4348

Re: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular

Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: instead of Then Jesus said to him, Return your sword to her place. One should also realize that the possessive of the neuter pronoun in the somewhat old-fashioned language of the KJV was still his (occasionally thereof would also be u...
by Wes Wood
April 2nd, 2017, 10:22 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: A Greek Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 8291

Re: A Greek Journal

Chapter 1 (Attempted) Answers: 1) αἱ μὲν θύουσιν, αἱ δὲ οὐ. 2) οἱ ἵπποι βιβλία φέρουσιν ἐν ἀγορᾷ. 3) οἱ νῦν τὰς ἀγαθὰς εὑρίσκειν ἐθέλουσιν. 4) ὁ δεσπότης τὸν δοῦλον εὑρίσκειν ἐθέλει, ὁ δὲ οὐκ ἐθέλει εὑρίσκεσθαι. 5) οἱ ἄγγελοι τοὺς ἀδελφοὺς εὖ παιδεύουσιν. 6) ὁ δεσπότης τοὺς δούλους παιδεύει, οἱ δὲ ο...
by Wes Wood
April 2nd, 2017, 9:29 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: A Greek Journal
Replies: 17
Views: 8291

Re: A Greek Journal

The following sentences are additional practice with Eleanor Dickey's Greek Composition Book. I am trying to avoid any exercises from the book on the chance that a student might stumble upon them. Instead, I am trying to make up sentences that use the same vocabulary and focus on the same skills. Ho...
by Wes Wood
April 2nd, 2017, 8:27 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular
Replies: 15
Views: 4348

Re: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular

The answer seems quite straightforward. Stipulating the accuracy of your translations, the Holy Spirit inspired "feet of him" in one place and "feet of those" in another. From this we can conclude that the Holy Spirit sees His expression in Romans as a fair equivalence to that in Isaiah. This says ...
by Wes Wood
April 2nd, 2017, 7:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction: Roger McDaniel
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Introduction: Roger McDaniel

When I made my post, I was thinking specifically of the challenges and rewards of learning to read Greek. It takes a great deal of practice and patience to reach the point where reading a Greek text (including but not limited to the Bible) is as meaningful as reading the same work in English. Agree...
by Wes Wood
April 2nd, 2017, 12:37 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular
Replies: 15
Views: 4348

Re: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular

As far as being enthusiastic about the verbal inspiration of scripture, I must plead guilty. It's not a doctrine I can take seriously. Even the authors of scripture don't quote other passages accurately, at least as we have them. Is. 52:7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who bri...
by Wes Wood
March 31st, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular
Replies: 15
Views: 4348

Re: Rendering Gender - Mark 13:24 in particular

I did my translation of the subject verse and ran the video to check my answer. I was shocked when I heard the on-line professor say regarding the moon's light "well this is 'her light', but that wouldn't make sense in English so we translate as 'its light' ". This struck me as absurd, since the im...
by Wes Wood
March 31st, 2017, 7:32 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction: Roger McDaniel
Replies: 11
Views: 3017

Re: Introduction: Roger McDaniel

In the Scripture I find a wonder that I presume unavailable in any other book: namely that the Author can still speak to me through it, and every time I read a new (or familiar) passage, He is able to bring new meaning and/or application to the text and into my life. While one might appreciate a re...

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