Search found 1584 matches

by Barry Hofstetter
January 17th, 2020, 1:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 18
Views: 8997

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

I'm trying to be tentative, and so calling my comprehensive rereading of the grammar a hypothesis, awkwardly perhaps. I'm trying to say that I think I may have rediscovered the original grammar of Gal. 4:12-14 (which has been lost). I am encouraged in my reading of this passage in Galatians, first ...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 17th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 18
Views: 8997

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

"Hypothetical lost grammar?" What is that even supposed to mean? "The hypothetical lost grammar" or THLG refers to an alternative interpretation of the grammar of Paul in Galatians 4:12-14. THLG is very different from the traditional interpretation of the grammar, and thus, according to this hypoth...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 17th, 2020, 8:50 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 18
Views: 8997

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

"Hypothetical lost grammar?" What is that even supposed to mean? When I read Galatians, I see nothing lost at all. The grammar is all right there, coherent and sensible. What you seem to be trying to do is find parallels between Galatians and Hebrews, and possibly influence of the former on the latt...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 15th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 55
Views: 17520

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Yes, Moses receives high accolades in early Rabbinic Judaism, and that tradition seems to be reflected here. I think he deserves the title more so than Alexander or Pompey... :)
by Barry Hofstetter
January 14th, 2020, 8:56 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1641

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I've just been reading a fascinating account of color in Guy Deutscher's Through the Language Glass. He contradicts the anti-Whorf crowd with a sensible view of the influence of language on thought. His gives a 95 page history of a debate on color and language (beginning with Gladstone's study of H...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 12th, 2020, 12:32 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 55
Views: 17520

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

The attributive position can be filled with arbitrarily long and complex phrases. :D :lol: God/Word (focus of entire §45) is the subject of ἀνελών, because a teaching cannot be the one to "abolish the godlessness etc", and as you've noted, the case mismatch is a strong clue as well. Thus imho Newma...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 10th, 2020, 4:49 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 55
Views: 17520

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

... because a teaching cannot be the one to "abolish the godlessness etc" ... Peng, I understand an share your reservations. Here is a third example from the same context where Athanasius appears to make θεοπνεύστου γραφῆς , which is coreferential with ἡ ἔνθεος διδασκαλία , function as an agent or ...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 10th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 5:19
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Luke 5:19

This is an example of how textual variations show the scribes' understanding of the text. I would say that the writing the prepositional διὰ ποίας ὁδοῦ is making the "rare gen. of place" specific in meaning when the form would no longer automatically trigger the correct meaning for a Greek speaker.
by Barry Hofstetter
January 10th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 55
Views: 17520

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

While it is clear that John Henry Newman isn’t infallible, looking back at §45.1-2 we see one instance where where Athanasius does something similar. § 45.1 Ὥσπερ γάρ, ἀναβλέψαντας εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ ἰδόντας τὸν κόσμον αὐτοῦ καὶ τὸ τῶν ἄστρων φῶς, ἔστιν ἐνθυμεῖσθαι τὸν ταῦτα διακοσμοῦντα Λόγον· οὕ...

Go to advanced search