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I found it interesting that ἀνίημι in verse six means almost the exact opposite of what it means in verse 9. I've noticed that the Greeks had no problem using the same word in very different, even opposite senses, in the same passage, with no sense of punning. I don't think we do that as much in En...
Shouldn't this be Οἳ ἐβασίλευσαν instead of Οἱ ἐβασίλευσαν? It's the relative pronoun, isn't it?Ken M. Penner wrote:1. (1:1)
1 Ὅρασις, ἣν εἶδεν Ησαιας υἱὸς Αμως ἣν εἶδεν κατὰ τῆς Ιουδαίας, καὶ κατὰ Ιερουσαλημ ἐν βασιλείᾳ Οζιου, καὶ Ιωαθαμ, καὶ Αχαζ καὶ Εζεκιου.
Οἱ ἐβασίλευσαν τῆς Ιουδαίας.
- July 15th, 2011, 7:31 am
- Forum: New Testament
- Topic: What does this text mean? Romans 3:23
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" This passage simply states that everybody fails, everybody misses it." It sounds really good to me. So, do you think the translation of "can't receive" for "ὑστεροῦνται" could be missing the point? If I may respond to this, yes - I feel this misses the essence of what the Greek is saying. It is s...
Yes, καί means "even" at times, when we can take the two things joined as the same thing, the second being a restatement of the first. I wouldn't necessarily translate Luke 1:35 that way. Not saying that it couldn't be done, but I wouldn't read it that way. I think that the two things are different ...
- July 7th, 2011, 9:49 pm
- Forum: Introductions
- Topic: Dewayne Dulaney-Devenios Doulenios
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Welcome to the forum, Dewayne. ?מתי נשוב לכתוב איש לרעהו (Then, I remember how much easier it is to type in modern Hebrew! ?מתי נתחיל להתכתב מחדש) I hope you're doing well. I didn't realize that we had a semi-similar background. I was introduced to Koine at the age of 17 by my pastor at the Lockwood...
For the interested reader: http://www.archive.org/details/theoryof ... 11donouoftCharlie Johnson wrote:Theory of Advanced Greek Prose Composition by John Donovan, Volume 1, includes a digest of Greek idioms. I believe it's available online. I have a PDF file of it.
- June 29th, 2011, 5:36 pm
- Forum: New Testament
- Topic: κατεγνωσμένος in Gal. 2:11
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Paul makes no sense. Not generally the best assumption to make. ;) Why not assume that a native speaker wrote correctly and that we just need to adjust how we think of it in order to understand it? That's probably the better way of approaching it. God seems like a stretch in the context. Certainly ...
βιβρώσκω also appears earlier in the chapter (6:13). I think that what's happened in the Koine is that τρώγω has become the standard colloquial verb for "eat" while ἐσθίω is a more formal word. For what it's worth, there's a parallel shift in Latin, where the etymological equivalent of ἐσθίω, edo ,...
Thank you. I have since noticed that the NKJV and the NRSV both translate it as 'sour wine'. But, Frank, did you catch Carl's point about not comparing translations, but rather getting acquainted with the Greek itself? Our goal here isn't to compare translations and see who did a better job. Our go...
- June 22nd, 2011, 8:13 pm
- Forum: Questions
- Topic: Having problems viewing fonts? (Call for Guinea Pigs!)
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Hi David, Preferring Gentium without limiting it to just the Greek characters has already been shown to diminish readability for other readers. Could you tell me if the following process works on your system. 1. Create a new bookmark (I called mine 'Gentrify') 2. Paste the following text into the '...