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by Scott Lawson
September 19th, 2015, 2:58 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 15:2 συ λέγεις
Replies: 7
Views: 1398

Mark 15:2 συ λέγεις

Mark 15:2 ¶ Καὶ ἐπηρώτησεν αὐτὸν ὁ Πιλᾶτος· σὺ εἶ ὁ βασιλεὺς τῶν Ἰουδαίων; ὁ δὲ ἀποκριθεὶς αὐτῷ λέγει· σὺ λέγεις. What do we make of Jesus' response to Pilate of "σὺ λέγεις"? 1.) Zerwick points out it is an indirect affirmation. We would be surprised if Jesus denied being king wouldn't we? 2.) The N...
by Scott Lawson
August 30th, 2015, 2:07 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matt 24:45 κατέστησεν vs Luke 12:42 καταστήσει
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Matt 24:45 κατέστησεν vs Luke 12:42 καταστήσει

Why do we have the aorist form of the verb for "appoint" (κατέστησεν) in Matthew's account of "the slave" (Matt 24:45) and the future tense of "appoint" (καταστήσει) in Luke's account (Luke 12:42) when the slave is initially appointed? Is the aorist expressing remoteness? Is it being used to express...
by Scott Lawson
February 1st, 2015, 11:51 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Modern Greek verses Koine Greek John 1:1
Replies: 26
Views: 12949

Re: Modern Greek verses Koine Greek John 1:1

Ha! Stephen! It's okay with me that you necropost! I always welcome your insights! I do believe that the translations of the NWT are indeed based on the English version.

Thanks!
by Scott Lawson
November 22nd, 2014, 4:51 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Re: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως

Thank you Carl! Even with your clarifying comments I'm going to have to do some deep pondering to grasp the significance of Robertson's words.
by Scott Lawson
November 22nd, 2014, 3:16 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Re: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως

Πρωτότοκος does not always and everywhere signify the first-born as regards temporal succession. Thank you George, I can accept that, but can you connect the dots for me as to how that unpacks the nuance of Robertson's question? Or did I get us sidetracked by my question to Stephen as to whether or...
by Scott Lawson
November 21st, 2014, 10:31 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Re: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως

Stephen, In the discussion I've been involved in I made the following observation: "As I've looked through Smyth section 1434 stood out to me as possibly applicable to the phrase πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως. It says; "The superlative with the genitive is both partitive and ablatival; the latter, when a...
by Scott Lawson
November 21st, 2014, 9:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως
Replies: 14
Views: 2195

Colossians 1:15 πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως

Robertson on page 772 asks: "But what about πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως (Col. 1:15)? This question is too nuanced for me to understand. What may he be alluding to? Πᾶς ὁ = ‘all.’ So πᾶσα ἡ πόλις (Mt. 8:34) = ‘all the city’ (die ganze Stadt).4 This is the order and it is very common. Cf. πᾶσαν τήν [Page...
by Scott Lawson
November 15th, 2014, 11:58 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Telicity of ἐλθεῖν (ἕρχομαι)?
Replies: 32
Views: 6156

Re: Telicity of ἐλθεῖν (ἕρχομαι)?

Understood Dr Carlson. And I again apologize for possibly overstepping the bounds of propriety. But I was shocked by some of your comments to Mike. Again, I apologize if I misunderstood your intent.

My best regards.

Scott Lawson
by Scott Lawson
November 15th, 2014, 11:05 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Telicity of ἐλθεῖν (ἕρχομαι)?
Replies: 32
Views: 6156

Re: Telicity of ἐλθεῖν (ἕρχομαι)?

Mike et al, I'm just a dummy but I have found this discussion quite fascinating and would hope to see your response to Dr. Carlson. And to Dr. Carlson your objection to "summit" as a verb seems a bit disengenous since it could easily be substituted with the word "crest" which is recognized as a verb...
by Scott Lawson
October 10th, 2014, 6:21 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Correct Translation of παρουσία
Replies: 26
Views: 8464

Re: Correct Translation of παρουσία

It seems to me that παρουσία came to be used as a technical term as is indicated also by BDAG. At Matthew 24:3 the παρουσία of Jesus is implied to be an invisible one, thus the need for a sign to identify it. The sign given, in my opinion, includes events that will involve a measure of time; wars on...

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