I'm interested in comments on the two uses of διὰ. Syntactically, they look like they should be parallel, but conceptually, not so much. Thoughts?Rom 4:25 ὃς παρεδόθη διὰ τὰ παραπτώματα ἡμῶν καὶ ἠγέρθη διὰ τὴν δικαίωσιν ἡμῶν.
Search found 1614 matches
- September 2nd, 2011, 10:50 am
- Forum: Syntax and Grammar
- Topic: Time in the conditional clause
- Replies: 5
- Views: 1962
In your proposed example, ancient Greek would use an aorist indicative in both clauses, and ἃν would be prefixed or added to the aorist of the apodosis. εἰ ἐμελήτησα, ἐξέφυγον ἂν τὸ ἐλέγχος. It's clear from the formulation which action must have come first (consequences don't ordinarily precede cau...
I understand Barry. My question pertained to the grammar of the Greek specifically the phrase εἶναι ἡμᾶς, the infinitive followed by 1st person plural in the accusative (or any pronoun in the accusative, for that matter). I just didn't exactly know how to form the question. I was basically wonderin...
Good response by Eeli. I would summarize by saying that ἀλλά nearly always adversative -- it's a big but, so to speak, which is what the text means by "stronger," it shows a specific ("strong") contrast. δέ has a much wider usage and is primarily a discourse marker -- with μέν in the preceding claus...
καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ My question pertains to εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ, literally "us to be holy and immaculate before Him." Thus, the entire scripture would be translated as, Even as He loving...
I agree that two verses a day and parsing everything in sight is an excellent start. Randall has given good advice – you don't want to stay there, but to wean yourself from parsing and and increase your reading as much as possible. Parsing is always a means to the end, and it's like the alphabet – w...
- August 17th, 2011, 12:34 am
- Forum: Seen on the Web
- Topic: Rules for Language Learning
- Replies: 7
- Views: 3179
When learning Greek, I think we should take a page out of how children learn. When babies learn the parents' language, they are exposed to the words of body parts. Many body parts are common Greek words found in the NT such as head, face, eyes, ears, hand, finger, arm, elbow, palm, shoulder, chest,...
- August 11th, 2011, 8:59 pm
- Forum: New Testament
- Topic: τί = "why/for what reason": nom./acc. pron. or adverb?
- Replies: 3
- Views: 721
What interests me is that there is a dispute about it. I agree with both of you -- I don't see how it can be anything other than an adverbial/accusative usage.
- August 10th, 2011, 10:23 pm
- Forum: What does this text mean?
- Topic: 1 John 2:6
- Replies: 11
- Views: 2009
[1 John 2]  ο λεγων εν αυτω μενειν οφειλει καθως εκεινος περιεπατησεν και αυτος ουτως περιπατειν I found this sentence almost unreadable.. Here is my current understanding of it in "English": "the [one] who says [that] [he] remains in him ought to, just as that [one] walked, also walk in this wa...
- August 9th, 2011, 9:09 pm
- Forum: Writing Greek
- Topic: Westminster Μικροτέρα Κατήχησις
- Replies: 9
- Views: 8738
Well, I am somewhat astonished that you've chosen to practice on a task that would daunt seasoned composers of ancient/Biblical Greek. My guess is that the Shorter Catechism would go more easily into the Renaissance Latin that its English composers certainly knew well (as well as they knew their Gr...