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by Barry Hofstetter
December 11th, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 12.16
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: 1 Cor 12.16

I think according to LSJ it is not comparative. (http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/morph?l=para&la=greek#lexicon C.III.7) Previously I had never seen "παρα" used this way before so here is my guess of what the whole sentence means: [1 Cor 12] [16] και εαν ειπη το ους οτι ουκ ειμι οφθαλμος ουκ ειμ...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 10th, 2011, 8:57 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 12.16
Replies: 10
Views: 2241

Re: 1 Cor 12.16

I would take this as the comparative use of παρά negated by οὐ, "not less than"
by Barry Hofstetter
December 10th, 2011, 8:49 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Answer Key to Machen
Replies: 8
Views: 12883

Re: Answer Key to Machen

Alan Patterson wrote:
And, with all due respect, how can you recommend a text you've never seen?
The recommendation was from the original poster. I tried to indicate that but it seems I was a bit unclear. Sorry.
Ah, ok, I missed that, my apologies.
by Barry Hofstetter
December 10th, 2011, 8:46 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Bible Software - A Help or Hindrance in Reading Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11386

Re: Bible Software - A Help or Hindrance in Reading Greek

BW can be a great tool if used with great discretion. I was unwise. Today I confess it to anyone I meet and I am recovering/reviving my parsing skills. I think looking at exegetical commentaries early on in sermon prep also does the same damage to your syntactical skills. Oh I love them but now I u...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 3rd, 2011, 9:01 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Answer Key to Machen
Replies: 8
Views: 12883

Re: Answer Key to Machen

I'm sure someone has already asked this, but I'm looking for the exercise answers to the Machen 2nd Ed. textbook to help in my studies. Any ideas if it exists? May I ask why you need it? If you are in a class, your professor should be able to correct your answers. If you are not in a class, there a...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 1st, 2011, 5:56 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Bible Software - A Help or Hindrance in Reading Greek
Replies: 13
Views: 11386

Re: Bible Software - A Help or Hindrance in Reading Greek

I had already been doing Greek (and Latin) for many years before any kind of Bible software was available. By the time I started Hebrew, DOS and early Mac versions of some of these were starting to come out. My experience, and what I have seen in many others: if you know the languages well, such sof...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 23rd, 2011, 9:15 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: What Secular Greek texts do you give NT Greek students?
Replies: 22
Views: 11960

Re: What Secular Greek texts do you give NT Greek students?

I agree completely. The more you read, the more you know. In another thread, there is a discussion on the use of OUN in James 5:7, which includes comments on the use of particles in general. How can one determine any particular use of a given particle if on does not have a sense of how that particle...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 22nd, 2011, 9:17 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 17:3 ο θεος verses τον μονον αληθινον θεον
Replies: 9
Views: 1989

Re: ο θεος verses τον μονον αληθινον θεον

I think both George and David have posted good replies here. I'm not sure Harris is right, btw, but that is based on contextual and theological considerations beyond the scope of b-Greek. In extra-biblical non-Christian Greek, of course, hO QEOS refers to whatever god in context, unspecified most of...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 17th, 2011, 5:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: B-Greek Forum: Also available as a mailing list
Replies: 3
Views: 8919

Re: B-Greek Forum: Also available as a mailing list

I'm happy with the forum and plan to haunt it regularly (I'd better, right?), but I subscribed to this simply because I don't want to miss anything. :D
by Barry Hofstetter
November 17th, 2011, 8:09 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cal Redmond
Replies: 2
Views: 982

Re: Cal Redmond

Among the worst moments of my Greek life are the moments when whoever is preaching on a Sunday morning starts out, "the Greek really says ..." In my experience, whatever follows is wrong, silly, or both, about 80% of the time. I have learned different ways of trying to be kind when the speaker asks...

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