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by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2012, 3:13 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: root of πλείων
Replies: 6
Views: 2181

Re: root of πλείων

It's perhaps more important to remember that πλείων is the comparative of πολύς, and μείζων the comparative of μέγας.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2012, 3:02 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Zosimus, Historia Nova 3.3.5. "εἰς αὐτοὺς"
Replies: 17
Views: 4864

Re: Zosimus, Historia Nova 3.3.5. "εἰς αὐτοὺς"

Just a quick anecdote. I just went through the two chapters with my "Greekies" in Crosby and Schaeffer on the perfect active and middle/passive. I remember reflecting on Zosimus and thinking -- "Oh, you know, that's not a participle, but a finite verb, and the relative must be by way of attraction."...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2012, 2:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Jon Davis Jr.
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Jon Davis Jr.

Jon, welcome. There are plenty of resources available for self and group study that you can learn about in these forums. One suggestion: if your goal is to use the Greek for theological purposes, you'll generally find yourself getting into trouble. If your goal is to learn Greek better to understand...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 11th, 2012, 10:59 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Zosimus, Historia Nova 3.3.5. "εἰς αὐτοὺς"
Replies: 17
Views: 4864

Re: Zosimus, Historia Nova 3.3.5. "εἰς αὐτοὺς"

Murray and Stephen, the English translation makes no sense -- there's something wrong with it. εἰκότως τοίνυν ὁ καῖσαρ ἀχθόμενος ἐφ’ οἷς τό γε ἧκον εἰς αὐτοὺς ἐκδεδώκασι τοῖς βαρβάροις τοὺς ὁμοφύλους... LSJ has the phrase τό γε ἐπ' αὐτοὺς ἧκον μέρος under the meaning "depends on." That's pretty clos...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 28th, 2012, 9:27 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Reading the Gospel of St Mark in Greek (Greek Edition)
Replies: 1
Views: 1433

Re: Reading the Gospel of St Mark in Greek (Greek Edition)

With all due fairness, it seems that neither the publisher nor the author are claiming that you can actually read the Greek without having first studied for a few semesters -- that claim seems to be peculiar to the blog you cited. I have been using "reader editions" of texts for my intermediate and ...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 24th, 2012, 7:35 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Ephesians 2:8 - τοῦτο
Replies: 6
Views: 1057

Re: Ephesians 2:8 - τοῦτο

Ephesians 2:8 τῇ γὰρ χάριτί ἐστε σεσῳσμένοι διὰ την πίστεων και τοῦτο οὐκ ἐξ ὑμῶν θεοῦ τὸ δῶρον Could τοῦτο refer ahead to δῶρον so that we might read the verse as, "and this (gift) is not of yourselves; the gift is of God." τοῦτο I think here makes better sense as referring to the preceding clause...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 24th, 2012, 6:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Handy GNT for travelling
Replies: 18
Views: 14109

Re: Handy GNT for travelling

If you have anything resembling a late model smart phone, Olive Tree has the GNT for a reasonable price. I now carry my GNT plus several translations with me all the time... :)
by Barry Hofstetter
January 3rd, 2012, 9:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm Dan (Tucson) and am self-learning Koine Greek - YIKES!
Replies: 2
Views: 963

Re: I'm Dan (Tucson) and am self-learning Koine Greek - YIKE

Welcome, Dan, good to see you here. Feel free to post any questions, and be sure to read through the various postings -- there's already quite a bit you might find helpful. On pursuing a Classics degree, most graduate programs require both Greek and Latin on matriculation. You might want consider ta...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 3rd, 2012, 9:23 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The terms, "Biblical Greek" and "NT Greek"
Replies: 14
Views: 19752

Re: The terms, "Biblical Greek" and "NT Greek"

Very interesting discussion, folks. A couple of comments: 1) Very simply, I think "biblical Greek" circumscribes a specific body of literature with which most of us are concerned. Carl correctly (as nearly always) points out that since the time of Deissmann it's been canonical :roll: that this body ...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 31st, 2011, 8:12 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Athenaze
Replies: 21
Views: 16380

Re: Athenaze

I am using it as a supplementary textbook for my Greek students, actually.

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