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by Thomas Dolhanty
January 9th, 2015, 3:53 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: πλουτῶν εἰς Romans 10:12
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: πλουτῶν εἰς Romans 10:12

"ocusut"!! Wow! I really got my fingers tangled on that word! That doesn't even look like "occurs"! Why do those always hide until after the "Edit" light goes off? οὕτως ὁ θησαυρίζων ἑαυτῷ καὶ μὴ εἰς θεὸν πλουτῶν. (Lk12:21) The Lukan sentence is certainly an attractive and compact little chiasm, wit...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 8th, 2015, 5:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: πλουτῶν εἰς Romans 10:12
Replies: 6
Views: 912

Re: πλουτῶν εἰς Romans 10:12

CEB Cranfield (Romans ICC, V2, pg 532) notes that, “The expression πλουτεῖν εἴς τινα occurs in the NT only in Lk 12:21 (οὕτως ὁ θησαυρίζων ἑαυτῷ καὶ μὴ εἰς θεὸν πλουτῶν) and here. The meaning of the present clause must be that Christ is rich to the advantage of all who call on him, that is, that He ...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 8th, 2015, 4:04 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Koine Greek Reader, questions arising
Replies: 25
Views: 6488

Re: Koine Greek Reader, questions arising

Surely, since ὑποχείριον is in predicate position, it makes sense as it is: 'God delivered the Amorite [to be] under the hand of Israel', or somesuch. Thus - τὸν Αμορραῖον [εἶναι] ὑποχείριον Ισραηλ – with ὑποχείριον as an accusative predicate object opposite τὸν Αμορραῖον, and the whole phrase as t...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 7th, 2015, 1:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Daily Exercise for 2015
Replies: 4
Views: 6624

Re: Daily Exercise for 2015

Paul-Nitz wrote:Daily Exercise for 2015
A five minute daily shot of Greek
Great idea Paul. Thanks for the initiative. Don't have any suggestions at the outset, but I'm planning to trail along. Daily bite size bits of Biblical Greek grammar is appealing.
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 7th, 2015, 11:28 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Interlinears
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Interlinears

Personally, I'm on my way to understanding the Greek as well as any, and I don't think I have insights by reading in Greek, it's just that the text and meaning seems to flow better and be less ambiguous when read in Greek rather than in English - has different ambiguities at least. I think brother ...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 6th, 2015, 3:37 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Interlinears
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Interlinears

I mean, we are speaking of quite a mishmash of people here, and quite a broad scope of motives and applications. You can't really speak as if it was one homogenous group. No doubt there will always be lots of folks using interlinears of whom it may be said: They cannot look out far. They cannot look...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 5th, 2015, 2:07 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Interlinears
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Interlinears

I generally keep my mouth shut. You don't want to discourage people who are going to the trouble of doing "serious" bible study. There are enough defeaters out there already. People who are willing to at least put aside some time for study are rare. Last thing I would do is tell them they are wasti...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 4th, 2015, 6:30 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Interlinears
Replies: 18
Views: 2735

Re: Interlinears

You aren't going to find a consensus on that one. The interlinear readers and users are not going to go away. . No, I didn't expect I would, nor was it what I was after. Rather, the discussion. Why don't you e-mail the people working on the STEP bible project and ask them why they are building an i...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 3rd, 2015, 4:01 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 12:2 Distinguishing middle/passive
Replies: 7
Views: 4270

Re: Romans 12:2 Distinguishing middle/passive

A person told to have his hair cut, unless he's a do-it-yourself freak, will make an effort to get to a barber. I am such "freak". :D I figure the barber has less than 10% of what he was cutting 30 years ago, so why doesn't his price reflect this? Thank you for a measured and very helpful answer. Y...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 3rd, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 12:2 Distinguishing middle/passive
Replies: 7
Views: 4270

Re: Romans 12:2 Distinguishing middle/passive

However, ask yourself what a second-person plural passive imperative could mean: how do you tell people to be acted upon by some agent or instrument external to themselves? You can ask them to submit to a process wherein external agents or instruments produce some effect upon them -- but if you thi...

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