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by Jonathan Robie
June 4th, 2011, 10:28 am
Forum: Other
Topic: ἐκ ... εἰς, ἀπὸ ... εἰς
Replies: 10
Views: 3513

ἐκ ... εἰς, ἀπὸ ... εἰς

BryantIII wrote:I have a 10 page paper listing relevant verses (?) in the LXX, Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha and NT of possibilities as how the combination of prepositions is used. I would like to submit to the list for input.
Can this be discussed in public? Do you need a place to put the paper?
by Jonathan Robie
June 4th, 2011, 9:47 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Help! I'm a mailing list user, and this is so different ....
Replies: 5
Views: 2600

Re: Help! I'm a mailing list user, and this is so different

First, the phpBB error messages that seem part of the routine....at the top of the page. I'm using Firefox 3.5.19. quote [phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /common.php on line 222: require() [function.require]: Unable to allocate memory for pool. That's irritating. I'm waiting for someone to fix it ...
by Jonathan Robie
June 4th, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 9866

Re: Matthew 5:3a

I find this phrase completely incomprehensible, particularly the function of EN. Is it obvious what it means, based on a good handle of the grammar? If so, what would be the grammatic principle that unlocks this? Where do you see εν? I think you really mean to ask why τῷ πνεύματι is dative? See the...
by Jonathan Robie
June 4th, 2011, 12:38 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 7427

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Here's another post on this topic that I lost in the same reorganization: I am sometimes asked by students, "Are there any tricks for learning paradigms or principal parts?" (by tricks they mean shortcuts, of course). I tell them I have the absolute infallible way to learn them: The trick is this: p...
by Jonathan Robie
June 4th, 2011, 12:36 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 7427

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Here's a post from Carl Conrad that I lost while reorganizing the forum: While there is a certain amount of rote memorization involved in acquiring instant recognition of the morphological paradigms of verbs, nouns, adjectives, and pronouns and also of the tense-stems of the major irregular verbs, I...
by Jonathan Robie
June 3rd, 2011, 10:51 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What does this text mean?
Replies: 2
Views: 8225

What does this text mean?

After reading through a few threads here, I thought it might be worth mentioning a few things about how we intend to use the "What does this text mean" subforum. The description is fairly precise: How do I work out the meaning of a Greek text? How can I best understand this particular text? The titl...
by Jonathan Robie
June 3rd, 2011, 10:14 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style
Replies: 12
Views: 2958

Re: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style

I keep a list of all the available New Testament Greek Audio at http://www.letsreadgreek.com/resources/greekntaudio.htm . You can find Erasmian, Buthian, and Modern pronunciation audio links at that location. Would you recommend one or two of these that are: 1. Free 2. Organized in a way that makes...
by Jonathan Robie
June 3rd, 2011, 9:52 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 5:5a
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: Romans 5:5a

Does KATAISXUNEI imply "disappoint" or "shame"? Rom 5:5a ἡ δὲ ἐλπὶς οὐ καταισχύνει, Thank you. Do you have access to BDAG? That's my favorite dictionary, but here are a few free online choices. LSJ on Perseus laparola.net Also note that laparola.net shows every place that this word is used in the G...
by Jonathan Robie
June 3rd, 2011, 9:50 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4852

Re: John 14:30

καὶ ἐν ἐμοὶ οὐκ ἔχει οὐδέν What might that mean? Literally, "and in me he does not have nothing". Which naturally makes you ask, "what might that mean"? I see that translations render this "He has no claim on me" or "He has no claim on me". I wonder where else this phrase is used with similar meani...
by Jonathan Robie
June 3rd, 2011, 9:42 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 9866

Re: Matthew 5:3a

Ruminator wrote:Mat 5:3a μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι..

What might this mean?
I'm not sure what your question is - are there particular words you are asking about, or are you struggling with aspects of the grammar?

How much Greek do you know?

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