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by Barry Hofstetter
September 29th, 2013, 6:50 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 2:15 they - children
Replies: 6
Views: 1158

Re: 1 Tim 2:15 they - children

As a beginning Greek student, this was the very first verse of the NT that I read independent of any class, assuming that the Greek would help answer the "what does it really mean" question. It was an excellent introduction to hermeneutics, that knowledge of the Greek is only the beginning of wisdom...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 21st, 2013, 6:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wes Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1115

Re: Wes Wood

Greetings, Wes, as they say, jump on in, the waters fine... You don't need courage to ask questions here or make observations. Nobody will think less of you, we are all here, from the newest beginner to the most advanced to help one another.
by Barry Hofstetter
September 20th, 2013, 8:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: βλασφημοῦντες
Replies: 6
Views: 2204

Re: βλασφημοῦντες

Mike, in the future, please remember that it's a requirement when discussing Greek from a particular passage to quote that passage.

Thanks...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 19th, 2013, 7:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 2:28 antecedent
Replies: 3
Views: 775

Re: Rev 2:28 antecedent

2:28 αυτω , what is its antecedent? 26 και ο νικων και ο τηρων αχρι τελους τα εργα μου δωσω αυτω εξουσιαν επι των εθνων 27 και ποιμανει αυτους εν ραβδω σιδηρα ως τα σκευη τα κεραμικα συντριβεται 28 ως καγω ειλη φα [- θα ?] παρα του πατρος μου, και δωσω αυτω τον αστερα τον πρωινον 29 ο εχων ους ακου...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 15th, 2013, 7:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt 26:51 τὸν δοῦλον τοῦ ἀρχιερέως, the high priest's slave
Replies: 13
Views: 1596

Re: Matt 26:51 τὸν δοῦλον τοῦ ἀρχιερέως, the high priest's s

I find the Greek definite article a lot more intimate / immediate than a definition like that (can) describes. For example John 14:26 "Καὶ ἐγὼ ἐρωτήσω τὸν πατέρα" The feeling is much more intimate than just known to a reasonable speaker in a discourse context. In these cases, it is almost translata...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 13th, 2013, 7:04 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 9:33: Was Aeneas one of the saints?
Replies: 2
Views: 712

Re: Acts 9:33: Was Aeneas one of the saints?

32 Ἐγένετο δὲ Πέτρον διερχόμενον διὰ πάντων κατελθεῖν καὶ πρὸς τοὺς ἁγίους τοὺς κατοικοῦντας Λύδδα. 33 εὗρεν δὲ ἐκεῖ ἄνθρωπόν τινα ὀνόματι Αἰνέαν ἐξ ἐτῶν ὀκτὼ κατακείμενον ἐπὶ κραβάττου, ὃς ἦν παραλελυμένος. Gloag: '.. the probability is that he was a Christian; for it is said that Peter went down ...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 6th, 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Koine Conversation
Replies: 15
Views: 6874

Re: Koine Conversation

I think it's an excellent idea. Some moderator should so create a forum... :shock: :lol:
by Barry Hofstetter
September 2nd, 2013, 9:03 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative of means being used with a personal agent
Replies: 7
Views: 4054

Re: Dative of means being used with a personal agent

This is very similar to the thread I tried to start on Eph 5:18 which kept getting sidetracked on whether or not the passive voice really exists and the proper terminology to describe it. I lean towards a dative of agent in these texts to, but am still wondering if the use of the preposition is simp...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 27th, 2013, 10:48 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Word play on "Paul" in James 3:16?
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Re: Word play on "Paul" in James 3:16?

As Moises Silva used to tell us, if you find something in the text that's very clever, and that nobody or few others have noticed before, then it's you being clever, and not the author of the text. I personally feel that this is highly improbable, to the point of almost certainly not...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 26th, 2013, 10:31 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantic range of καθώς / ὡς
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Semantic range of καθώς / ὡς

Well, the short answer is that καθώς is used mostly for comparison sorts of statements, and ὡς not only for comparison, but a whole host of other things. Really, the lexicons should be of great help here.

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