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Thank you all for your deep responses! This is the kind of can of worms I enjoy to smush around on the table as I pick it apart (how's that for evoking imagery in a shared cognitive framework :lol: ) τοῦτο φιλῶ! The flip side to this is that I believe God chose writings as a vehicle for His self-re...
Adam, honestly, you are already doing a great deal that's right, and I think both you and your students will benefit. Doctor docendo discit! A couple of general principles: 1) Metalanguage discussion aside, the more your students and you engage in the Greek without English intervening the better. Tr...
Adam, my advice for you is to read as much Greek as possible, including extra-biblical Greek. Have you read through the entire GNT? You need to be actively involved in the language as much as possible for your teaching to have the depth and breadth that it needs.
The NIV does render the text in the way you’re construing it: "Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king." If this is a valid way to construe these propositions, you would need to tweak the explanation a little. I think you would have to say that t...
Playing with the options, I think it's important to honor the parallelism of the last three verbs. I could emphasize that with a little extra punctuation: πάντας τιμήσατε - τὴν ἀδελφότητα ἀγαπᾶτε, τὸν Θεὸν φοβεῖσθε, τὸν βασιλέα τιμᾶτε. Let me play with this a little ... The aorist imperative πάντας...
- November 4th, 2019, 11:06 am
- Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
- Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
- Replies: 27
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τοῦτο δὲ καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἐν σώματι καθάπαξ ἐνεργείας αὐτῆς φανερώτερον ἄν τις ἴδοι. It is every difficult for me to see this as other than an adverbial use modifying the verbal action implied in ἐνεργείας. This would be the natural way to read it, but context may contraindicate this, as your translator ...
- November 2nd, 2019, 9:49 am
- Forum: Koine Greek Texts
- Topic: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
- Replies: 2
- Views: 127
Μy first reaction was "that's obvious," my second reaction after really reading the text was, "Oh, I see the confusion." However, κατασκευῆς I think refers to the physical completion of the city, and προθεσμίας to the dedication. Consider the sentence directly following (context often helps greatly....
- November 1st, 2019, 8:11 am
- Forum: What does this text mean?
- Topic: Philippians 3:19
- Replies: 3
- Views: 158
I'm having trouble understanding the construction of ὧν τὸ τέλος ἀπώλεια in verse 19. How should the clause with the genitive relative pronoun be translated? I'm unclear on how that genitive is used. Also, is the antecedent πολλοὶ or ἐχθροὺς ? 18 πολλοὶ γὰρ περιπατοῦσιν οὓς πολλάκις ἔλεγον ὑμῖν, νῦ...