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by Barry Hofstetter
April 2nd, 2020, 4:29 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rev. 22:19 Tree or Trees.
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Rev. 22:19 Tree or Trees.

ξύλον can occasionally have a collective sense when it is used to refer to wood in the sense of "lumber, building material." Habakkuk 2.11 seems to have this idea: διότι λίθος ἐκ τοίχου βοήσεται, καὶ κάνθαρος ἐκ ξύλου φθέγξεται αὐτά ("For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beetle out of t...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 2nd, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rev. 22:19 Tree or Trees.
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Rev. 22:19 Tree or Trees.

Well, just to clarify, the form is genitive singular. So as it stands, no, it's not possible.

What research did you do? According to NA 28, there is no textual variant worth mentioning (there is Erasmus' famous "book" error, retroverting from the Latin, but that's hardly the same thing).
by Barry Hofstetter
April 1st, 2020, 7:38 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

ἄφιξις, εως, ἡ (s. ἀφικνέομαι, hence usu. of ‘arrival’: Hdt. et al.; so also Lysimachus [200 B.C.]: 382 Fgm. 6 Jac.; Diod S 8, 19, 2; pap; 3 Macc 7:18; EpArist 173; Jos., Ant. 20, 51, Vi. 104; Tat.) in our lit. the point from which one moves is emphasized departure (cp. Demosth., Ep. 1, 2; 3, 39 ἄ....
by Barry Hofstetter
March 24th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deut 6:8 Translation Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Deut 6:8 Translation Issue

After interacting with a colleague who has his Ph.D. in OT, I'm leaning toward the "they just had difficulty with the rare Hebrew word" explanation.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 24th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deut 6:8 Translation Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Deut 6:8 Translation Issue

Dt 6:8 Vulgate: et ligabis ea quasi signum in manu tua eruntque et movebuntur inter oculos tuos Literally, "and you will bind them as a sign on your hand and they will be and they will move  between your eyes.  The LXX: καὶ ἔσται ἀσάλευτον πρὸ ὀφθαλμῶν σου... And they will be unmovable before your e...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 23rd, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Who was loathed in Exodus 1:12?
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Who was loathed in Exodus 1:12?

Εβδελύσσοντο is middle/passive. And I understand the ἀπὸ + genitive construction can be interpreted as cause (because of) or agency (by) (Wallace, GGBB, 368). The NETS translation translates it as follows: "and the Egyptians were disgusted with the sons of Israel." This would, I'm guessing, be simi...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 22nd, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Μή I have a little help ?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Μή I have a little help ?

When I first read this, I took ὅτι μή as a variety of εἰ μή, "except." Lo and behold LSJ: b. ὅτι μή except, ὅτι μὴ Χῖοι μοῦνοι Hdt.1.18, cf. Th.4.26; ὅτι μὴ πᾶσα ἀνάγκη Pl.Phd.67a; ὅσον μή ib.83a; ὅσα μὴ ἀποβαίνοντες provided only that they did not disembark, Th.4.16. Liddell, H. G., Scott, R., Jone...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 20th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: mere layman
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: mere layman

Welcome, Daryl. Please contact a moderator with your first and last name so we can update your screen name, per B-Greek policy.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 19th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

You're on to me, Barry! Yes, I'm trying to follow precedents in 1 Enoch and the LXX. And I'm translating from the Aramaic rather than the English. 1) I used ἐρωτάω for בעה because in 1 Enoch 14:4 the Aramaic בעותכון is translated as ἡ ἐρώτησις ὑμῶν. But yes, the LXX pattern is to use ζητέω. 2) שׁכח...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 19th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 737

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

The Aramaic is as follows: 4Q201 ח֯ז֯וׄ לכן לדׄגׄלי [קיטא …כוי]ה ושלקה ואנׄתׄןׄ [טלל ומסתר]יןׄ בׄעין מן קדמ֯יה [‏…ולמ]דׄרךׄ ע֯לׄ ע֯פ֯[ר]ה֯ [ועל כפיה] ל֯א תשכחון מ֯ן [… 4Q204 ‏… ב֯הׄון כוׄייה ושלקה֯ […‏ ‏…כוי]תאׄ ולמדרךׄ […‏ Eclectic: ח֯ז֯וׄ לכן לדׄגׄלי [קיטא די שמש]א ב֯הׄון כוׄייה ושלקה ואנׄתׄןׄ [ט...

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