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by Thomas Dolhanty
January 29th, 2016, 11:17 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28647

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

I think you can use μάστιξ in the sense of giving/receiving afflictions. περικαλύψασα τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτῆς ταῖς χερσὶν ἡ γυνὴ ἔκλαυσεν διὰ πάσας τὰς μάστιγὰς ἃς οἱ δὺο ἀλέκτορες ἔλαβον ἀπ᾽ ἀλλήλων. οὕτως οἱ ἄνθρωποι οἱ σκληροὶ ἐζήτουν πλουτισθῆναι. I like it, I like it! But I couldn't resist this, wit...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 29th, 2016, 3:21 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28647

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

I think you can use μάστιξ in the sense of giving/receiving afflictions.

περικαλύψασα τὸ πρόσωπον αὐτῆς ταῖς χερσὶν ἡ γυνὴ ἔκλαυσεν διὰ πάσας τὰς μάστιγὰς ἃς οἱ δὺο ἀλέκτορες ἔλαβον ἀπ᾽ ἀλλήλων. οὕτως οἱ ἄνθρωποι οἱ σκληροὶ ἐζήτουν πλουτισθῆναι.
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 29th, 2016, 12:39 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28647

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

μάστιξ "affliction (=illness)" & "beating with a whip"), ἀλέκτωρ (ἐφώνησεν) , περικαλύπτω ("blindfold περικαλύπτειν τὸ πρόσωπον τινός", "coat" something), πλουτίζειν (opp. πτωχίζειν), πρὶν τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ ἀλέκτορος ἐγείρων ὁ ἰατρὸς ἐπεσκέψατο τοὺς κακὼς ἔχοντας. καὶ εἶδον πλοῦτον τινα τυφλὸν περικαλύ...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 29th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28647

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

So long as fun is being had, there is probably progress being made. Individual ownership and control of any learning process is great for adult learners. Yes. Well said. And I would say not just "probably", but "certainly" in this instance given the motive of participants to learn and improve. Ther...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 28th, 2016, 3:36 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 28647

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

Too many words, likely. Too many mistakes for sure. Too much indicative, no doubt. But here is what time permits for me today. τὰ ἐρπετὰ δύνανται λαλεῖν. τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ ῥῆμα τῶν ἀλωπέκων ἐπὶ βορρᾶ τὴς γῆς μου. ἐρπετὸν αἱ ἀλώπεκες οὐ μὴ εἶδον αλλὰ πρὸ τούτου ἔτη πολλὰ αὐτοὶ ἤκουσαν τὰ πετεινὰ ὁμιλοῦν...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 26th, 2016, 4:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Blessed by the Spirit
Replies: 50
Views: 10602

Re: Blessed by the Spirit

… Also, throughout the passage, μαρκάριος is a predicate adjective with the implied verb εἶναι. This is followed by the reason for the blessing. Your rendering messes with the structure and especially the parallelism of the statements, "the poor are blessed by the Spirit because theirs is the kingd...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 26th, 2016, 1:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Blessed by the Spirit
Replies: 50
Views: 10602

Re: Blessed by the Spirit

Even more pertinent here, why the dative? Being a Latin teacher (Latina sempiterna regit!), I checked Jerome (on the theory that he knew Greek as a living language, and occasionally seeing how he renders a passage is helpful, despite his sometimes painfully literal rendering of the Greek). He has s...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 26th, 2016, 2:41 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Blessed by the Spirit
Replies: 50
Views: 10602

Re: Blessed by the Spirit

Hmmm, possibly, since you are using μακάριοι as an adjective and not a verb. I'd be interested in hearing the intuition of others here. My intuition is that Greek has strong a tendency to build phrases from adjacent words, so οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι is a more likely phrase than Μακάριοι ... τῷ πνεύμα...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 25th, 2016, 7:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Blessed by the Spirit
Replies: 50
Views: 10602

Re: Blessed by the Spirit

In Matt 5:5 the beatitudes begin Μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι Could this be translated "The poor are blessed by the Spirit". I am interested in the reasoning more than the correct translation (or sense). My suspicion is that the dative would need to be attached to "Μακάριοι" rather than "οἱ πτωχο...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 17th, 2016, 8:00 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 15:2 καθαίρει αὐτό - ordinary or figurative language?
Replies: 18
Views: 1940

Re: John 15:2 καθαίρει αὐτό - ordinary or figurative languag

Jonathan Robie wrote: Katabiblon says that κεκαθαρμένους is a form of καθαιρεῖν,
You mean a form of καθαίρειν, right - acute accent / lexical form = καθαίρω?

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