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by Barry Hofstetter
December 24th, 2013, 7:52 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Jehovah’s Witnesses and 2 Corinthians 3:17.
Replies: 10
Views: 2667

Re: Jehovah’s Witnesses and 2 Corinthians 3:17.

To put it simply and succinctly, there is no justification from the Greek text for the translation given in the New World version, whether in English or in Spanish. While Stephen has some very valuable things to say in his response, I think he's given a bit too much credit to the methodology he assu...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 24th, 2013, 7:35 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 5:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3535

Re: Romans 5:20

P.S. I had one semester of NT greek, but I am otherwise self-taught. I have gone through Mounce, David Black (both books on grammar and a few on other topics), Wallace, BDF, and Robertson. I am halfway through Smyth and hope to start looking at discourse analysis materials next. Of course, I am not...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 19th, 2013, 10:02 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Marty Geist
Replies: 6
Views: 3501

Re: Marty Geist

If I may add to what Randall has said, I would absolutely not recommend this approach. You need to learn the language before you start memorizing texts. If you cannot take classes locally, there are multiple resources available online for the self-learner that did not exist even a few years ago. One...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 30th, 2013, 11:16 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Aktionsart
Replies: 25
Views: 6249

Re: Aktionsart

MAubrey wrote:
Barry Hofstetter wrote:This article wouldn't happen to be online somewhere, would it?
Nope. But I could e-mail it to you.
If you wouldn't mind doing so, I'd appreciate it.
by Barry Hofstetter
November 30th, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Aktionsart
Replies: 25
Views: 6249

Re: Aktionsart

Stanley Porter views verbal aspect as "a matter of reasoned subjective choice by the speaker" ( Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament , 335), which is semantic to the tense-form of the verb. He views Aktionsart , i.e., kind of action, as pragmatic. Porter's firm division between semantic ...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2013, 7:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: BART and Interlinears
Replies: 19
Views: 19766

Re: BART and Interlinears

There has been some really good advice given in these varied responses. Rather than respond in detail to all or even any one, I'll pose this question: How many modern language teachers advise the use of interlinears in learning French, or German, or Spanish? If the goal is to learn the language on i...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 14th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: Other
Topic: BART and Interlinears
Replies: 19
Views: 19766

Re: BART and Interlinears

I agree with George. For most purposes, I would MUCH prefer to have these PDFs without the English. For someone who doesn't know Greek, I guess I'd prefer they use something like this than the garden variety interlinear. There is not too much concerning which I am dogmatic. A few theological issues...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 14th, 2013, 8:24 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Replying to a post
Replies: 2
Views: 7235

Re: Replying to a post

This is a question about replying to someone's post (forgive me if I am dim). I introduced myself in the Introductions section. Two people replied (Hofstetter and Jones) and welcomed me, and I want to reply to each of them. All I can see is POSTREPLY at the very top of the three posts, and POSTREPL...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 8th, 2013, 8:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Patrick Maxwell
Replies: 2
Views: 1373

Re: Patrick Maxwell

Greetings, Patrick, and welcome. I remember both those stories well, and with regard to Brown, greatly admired him but was glad I had the classroom context for my own studies. Old and retired you may be, but fresh and young when it comes to Greek. Feel free to jump into any discussion and ask any qu...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 5th, 2013, 11:08 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Θεός
Replies: 11
Views: 3375

Re: Θεός

Barry, Here is the footnote after the phrase "predicative term." I'm not sure it is any more helpful in answering the question. I posted the TDNT entry more as informational than explanatory and also to indicate Harris' source. Sorry for the confusion. And thank you so much for your participation i...

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