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by Barry Hofstetter
June 29th, 2011, 12:25 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: κατα in Gal. 1:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1344

Re: κατα in Gal. 1:13

Let me just suggest trying simple glosses to get you in the ballpark, if the meaning isn't immediately evident: Galatians 1:13 you have heard ... ὅτι καθ᾽ ὑπερβολὴν ἐδίωκον τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐπόρθουν αὐτήν, that, according to / during excess I was persecuting the church of God... In other ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 26th, 2011, 10:34 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Putting Good Greek into Bad English
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: Putting Good Greek into Bad English

For Carl: I always have my students read the Greek (and Latin) before offering any English version. Latine! Ἐλληνιστί...

For Vasili, this is what we call an idiom... :D
by Barry Hofstetter
June 26th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Moods in Gal. 2:2
Replies: 3
Views: 922

Re: Moods in Gal. 2:2

ἀνέβην δὲ κατὰ ἀποκάλυψιν• καὶ ἀνεθέμην αὐτοῖς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ὃ κηρύσσω ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, κατ᾽ ἰδίαν δὲ τοῖς δοκοῦσιν, μή πως εἰς κενὸν τρέχω ἢ ἔδραμον . I understand the shift in tense, but I'm wondering why Paul would shift from a subjunctive (τρέχω) to an indicative (ἔδραμον). Also, since the indi...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 24th, 2011, 12:55 am
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: BDAG 2nd Edition v. 3rd Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 5318

Re: BDAG 2nd Edition v. 3rd Edition

I have a copy of Autenrieth from the public domain. It was one I was considering printing for myself (I work for a printer). The version is from either late 19th C. or early 20th. The version on Amazon appears to be the same edition. Does anyone know if this is a modern reprint or a revised edition...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 23rd, 2011, 8:33 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: BDAG 2nd Edition v. 3rd Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 5318

Re: BDAG 2nd Edition v. 3rd Edition

Yes, I prefer the Georg Autenrieth lexicon (available from Amazon and others), admitting that Cunliffe is very good. I think the Autenrieth woodcuts that illustrate so many Homeric objects are priceless. I note that there's a dialogue at Textkit on the relative advantages of the two: http://www.tex...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 20th, 2011, 9:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Learning Greek on one's own
Replies: 27
Views: 8455

Re: Learning Greek on one's own

My recommendation, of course, for learners of Greek and/or Hebrew is to find ways of using the language for real communication and to do so at the speed of speech. There are programs and courses available. You will find them if you look hard. (Try "Koine Greek fluency". "Living Biblical Hebrew", et...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 19th, 2011, 10:33 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 2Timothy 2:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: 2Timothy 2:16

[ (1) Yes, you cited the whole of the prepositional phrase; the problem is that we need the CONTEXT in which that phrase appears in the text -- the whole clause, in order to make sense of it. (2) Translations should not be looked to as indicators of the meaning of individual Greek words; unless the...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 19th, 2011, 2:20 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 2Timothy 2:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1658

Re: 2Timothy 2:16

Terry, I think Carl has given you an excellent answer here. Let me add one encouragement – as readers of a "synchronically frozen language" :D we start out with the strong assumption that our ancient authors knew what they were doing better than we ever shall. For them, the language was a living, fl...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 16th, 2011, 11:41 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Preparing for Patristic Greek
Replies: 15
Views: 6002

Re: Preparing for Patristic Greek

Charlie Johnson wrote:Lampe's Patristic Greek Lexicon includes only words not found in LSJ. It's 1600 pages. Really, Church Fathers?
Of course not. From Lampe's introduction:
by Barry Hofstetter
June 15th, 2011, 9:15 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Origen's Hexapla Available
Replies: 5
Views: 2328

Re: Origen's Hexapla Available

Dear List, The size of the pdf. file is 59.7 MB! Of Course, it is in Latin! Rev. Bryant J. Williams III Cur negotium cum his habeas? Salve, amice Barie, χαιρε ω φιλε Βαριε I have a pdf of the edition by Field, which I believe I found on Internet Archive or Google Books. Do you know what the differe...

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