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by PhillipLebsack
June 3rd, 2018, 8:52 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Understanding names in Koine Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 6823

Understanding names in Koine Greek

Hi. I've come across a certain translation of the NT that transliterates Πετρος as "Petros" into the english, and in every instance "Πετρος" occurs, regardless of the case/inflection, it is transliterated into english as "Petros" instead of Peter. My question is, was "Petros" really how we should un...
by PhillipLebsack
April 14th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
April 14th, 2018, 12:56 am
normally the use of an adjective for an abstract concept is in the neuter.
In that case, this is nominative, so, I guess it's likely referring to a black entity and not the mere quality of being black (blackness).
by PhillipLebsack
April 14th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Re: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.

Correction: Melas, not megas... 4:9 But I, wanting to be writing much (not as a teacher, but instead as it is being-proper for one who is loving to not be leaving in the dust anything from the things which we have), made-every-effort to be writing to you as an offscouring of you. For-this-reason, ma...
by PhillipLebsack
April 14th, 2018, 12:02 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.

I have a question about "ο μελας" in Barnabas 4:9. ...ἵνα μὴ σχῇ παρείσδυσιν ὁ μέλας. Should it be translated as the "black one" or as "blackness"? Megas is an adjective, and I suppose the definite article would make it function substantively, but does the definite article limit it to only that? Cou...
by PhillipLebsack
April 12th, 2018, 10:51 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Question about a reading in the NA28 Apparatus
Replies: 1
Views: 8192

Question about a reading in the NA28 Apparatus

Hello. I'm kind of new to using the NA28's apparatus so I may be wrong about this, but in the apparatus at John 7:8 there is a variant reading from the main text (οὔπω) which is from P66. However, there is a solid vertical line separating another variant from P66 listed (οὐδέπω)... I'm really confus...
by PhillipLebsack
April 1st, 2018, 12:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Morphology of οἶδα
Replies: 4
Views: 8320

Re: Morphology of οἶδα

Is there a paradigm chart for this word available anywhere? Or a fuller explanation for its morphology?
by PhillipLebsack
March 17th, 2018, 6:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Different tenses/aspects in John 6:35
Replies: 1
Views: 1131

Different tenses/aspects in John 6:35

John 6:35 ⸀Εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ἄρτος τῆς ζωῆς· ὁ ἐρχόμενος πρὸς ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ πεινάσῃ , καὶ ὁ πιστεύων εἰς ⸀ἐμὲ οὐ μὴ ⸀ διψήσει πώποτε. πεινάσῃ --> Verb: Aorist Active Subjunctive 3rd Person Singular διψήσει --> Verb: Future Active Indicative 3rd Person Singular Why are the tenses/aspects ...
by PhillipLebsack
March 17th, 2018, 5:22 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω
Replies: 1
Views: 5754

The accusative form(s) of the personal pronoun εγω

Well, this is definitely a basic level question... I'm wondering why μὲ sometimes has an epsilon in front of it (ἐμὲ). I thought that it was because the preceding word ended in a consonant and adding the epsilon made it sound better when speaking the language (similar to the movable ν?)... but i've ...
by PhillipLebsack
March 17th, 2018, 5:17 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Comparatives
Replies: 0
Views: 6093

Comparatives

Is there an article or list that lists out all of the comparatives in Koine Greek with their meanings? Not just for the NT, but for the entire language in general - for Koine Greek?
by PhillipLebsack
March 17th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The Pluperfect
Replies: 0
Views: 6040

The Pluperfect

I've done a search and I can't find any posts that were just about the pluperfect on the site. I've seen different things about the pluperfect. Most of them contradictory. I'm wondering if someone could explain the proper understanding of the pluperfect, and grammatically how it works and how the ve...

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