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by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 10:09 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 6979

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Hi, I'm new here. What would you suggest reading? I'm 3/4 of the way through Black's beginner book. I also have the workbook but haven't used it much, as it's a little... much. I have a Greek NT. I'm not all that bright. Jeff Jeff, the formula is 90% perseverance 10% brightness, so that if you are ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4210

Re: John 14:30

Bill Ross said: I guess it wouldn't be unforgivable if we just said "Dunno!" ("I don't know")... It is obscure. The fact is that the text might just be corrupt. According to the NA apparatus, there only significant textual variant is the substitution εὑρήσει for ἔχει, which does nothing to change th...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 7:42 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4210

Re: John 14:30

Might EKEI be related to TOU KOSMOU? IE: "it (the world) has no hold on me." ? Folks, let's be careful that this discussion continues along the lines of a discussion on the Greek and not on hermeneutics. As to the precise meaning of the Greek phrase, I think that it is more a function of context, o...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 4th, 2011, 11:17 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
Replies: 10
Views: 2651

Re: Mt 1:19 AUTHN objcet or subject

There are two problems for me to solve. One is lexical one - the meaning of the verb PARADEIGMATISAI. The other is syntax (word order) in Greek, which I like to solve first, though the answer to the first question may have bearing on the other. As to PARADEIGMATIZW and DEIGMATIZW, are they same in ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 4th, 2011, 12:29 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 6979

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Yes, but if you go about it logically you can more easily facilitate that memorization. I am in the process of vocabulary acquisition myself. I have been working through a list a verbs that is ordered by frequency of use. I don't know anything about the book you mentioned, and couldn't find a previ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 3rd, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
Replies: 10
Views: 2651

Re: Mt 1:19 AUTHN objcet or subject

Have you considered the possibility that αὐτήν is the object of the aorist infinitive παραδειγματίσαι? According to BDAG, it seems that this verb is transitive and your reading does not have an (expressed) object. This is certainly correct, and this is how all the translation take it as well. Besid...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 3rd, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 6979

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Is there any easy (or what is the least difficult) way of learning Greek verbs? I have "All the Greek Verbs" by Marinone which is useful but not for learning verb forms. I assume the reason there is no Greek equivalent of, say, Barron's "501 Latin Verbs", "501 Hebrew Verbs", etc. is because there a...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 2nd, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ΖΗΤΩ B-GREEK!
Replies: 2
Views: 3289

Re: ΖΗΤΩ B-GREEK!

I'm very glad that Carl will continue as a member of the advisory board and as a contributor. He continues to be my best sounding-board for B-Greek, and was extremely helpful in deciding how to structure the new forum. His deep knowledge of Greek and enthusiasm have always been one of the main thin...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 1st, 2011, 7:49 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 6:20 vocative?
Replies: 3
Views: 1362

Re: Luke 6:20 vocative?

I'm just reading an article by Charles L. Quarles, "The Use of the Gospel of Thomas in the Research on the Historical Jesus of John Dominic Crossan", CBQ 69 (2007): 517-36 in which he writes, "Since the causal clause that follows the Beatitude in Luke uses second person forms, however, οἱ πτωχοί in...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 31st, 2011, 8:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Romans 13:3b - Statement or question?
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Romans 13:3b - Statement or question?

"QELEIS DE MH FOBEISQAI THN EXOUSIAN·" (Romans 13:3b). This is punctuated as a statement. Is it more likely to be a statement or a question? AJBirch οἱ γὰρ ἄρχοντες οὐκ εἰσὶν φόβος τῷ ἀγαθῷ ἔργῳ ἀλλὰ τῷ κακῷ. θέλεις δὲ μὴ φοβεῖσθαι τὴν ἐξουσίαν; τὸ ἀγαθὸν ποίει, καὶ ἕξεις ἔπαινον ἐξ αὐτῆς Notice th...

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