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by Barry Hofstetter
October 17th, 2012, 6:56 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt 26:71
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: Matt 26:71

Except for the comments on posting the Greek text with diacriticals, this appears to me to be a "much ado about nothing thread." ἐξελθόντα is simply the participle modifying the accusative direct object αὐτόν. The author easily could have written τὸν ἐξελθόντα, using the substantive, but this is goo...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 13th, 2012, 8:12 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: More Inductive Beginning Grammars
Replies: 14
Views: 7683

Re: More Inductive Beginning Grammars

For beginning Greek, I use the venerable Crosby and Schaeffer, and for beginning Latin, Jenney. Both would be considered deductive in their approach, but with a good amount of exercises and connected readings. The methodology of the exercises and readings is very simple – they take actual Greek/Lati...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 13th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Beginners: how are you learning? how is it going?
Replies: 30
Views: 22902

Re: Beginners: how are you learning? how is it going?

A couple of quick follow up comments – Carl gives some excellent observations, but it's difficult for me to see how the use of an interlinear really helps anyone in the long run develop the ability independently to read Greek. There is perhaps a short term benefit of being able to look at the Englis...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 9th, 2012, 7:39 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ὶνα πας ὸ πιστευων
Replies: 19
Views: 8687

Re: ὶνα πας ὸ πιστευων

Mike asserted: The kind of statement here in Barry's post, which essentially concludes the same thing you did, Jason, if your own post a few back is wrong: Barry Hofstetter wrote: "Any implications about the continuing or non-continuing nature of the action would have to be supplied from context" Th...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 7th, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ὶνα πας ὸ πιστευων
Replies: 19
Views: 8687

Re: ὶνα πας ὸ πιστευων

Let me add to Mike's nearly exhaustive review of the aspect of participles that ὁ πιστεύων is a substantive participle. The emphasis is not so much on the verbal aspect of the participle, but on the fact of the action. Participles used substantively describe a particular referent in terms of the act...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 2nd, 2012, 6:26 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Beginners: how are you learning? how is it going?
Replies: 30
Views: 22902

Re: Beginners: how are you learning? how is it going?

Hey, John, my advice at this point is to trash the interlinear. Start reading the Greek without it. Even if you only do one verse a day, it's far better for developing your ability to read the language than depending on instant English decoding. English you know -- it's Greek you have to develop.
by Barry Hofstetter
September 18th, 2012, 6:35 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ANGELO of Rev 2:1
Replies: 29
Views: 7310

Re: ANGELO of Rev 2:1

Why make this so complicated? You have the word γράφω. It is often used with the dative of indirect object, the one to whom you write. Human agency is normally represented with a preposition, such as διά. I simply can't imagine anyone reading this of any other construction here.
by Barry Hofstetter
September 8th, 2012, 7:15 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25
Replies: 60
Views: 13070

Re: John 8:25

ἔλεγον οὖν αὐτῷ· Σὺ τίς εἶ; εἶπεν αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς· Τὴν ἀρχὴν ὅ τι καὶ λαλῶ ὑμῖν; Please note that Τὴν ἀρχὴν is accusative, and can't be the answer to the question -- it would have to in the nominative case. ὅ τι reads as the neuter singular in the NAS and SBL critical texts, and makes best sense as ...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 29th, 2012, 9:21 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ANGELO of Rev 2:1
Replies: 29
Views: 7310

Re: ANGELO of Rev 2:1

Thanks for the tutorial guidance. :) I've just began to study a couple of basic greek grammers and the subject of basic sentence structure. I've also read the "things greek teachers will not tell you", posted at this site. One statement was that you need more than the greek, the greek can only limi...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 27th, 2012, 1:58 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ANGELO of Rev 2:1
Replies: 29
Views: 7310

Re: ANGELO of Rev 2:1

Τῷ ἀγγέλῳ τῆς ἐν Ἐφέσῳ ἐκκλησίας γράψον

If John is the angel, why is he being instructed to write to that angel? I think most likely, ἀγγελος refers to the pastor of each church, but I see nothing in the Greek which would specify it more than it is.

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