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by Barry Hofstetter
July 24th, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Frequency Lists
Replies: 3
Views: 408

Frequency Lists

I just discovered the Perseus (Tuft's University) word frequency generator for ancient Greek authors. I can see people making good use of this:

http://perseus.uchicago.edu/GreekFrequency.html
by Barry Hofstetter
July 23rd, 2019, 8:33 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Neoplatonism is usually ascribed to the third-century Plotinus, far too late for the composition of the New Testament. Good point. So I suppose we need to call what Philo did Platonism, and not Neoplatonism. Nice reasonably detailed article on the subject of Neoplatonism: https://plato.stanford.edu...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 22nd, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Use B-Greek for Dickey's composition book?
Replies: 12
Views: 1106

Re: Use B-Greek for Dickey's composition book?

EricSowell wrote:
July 21st, 2019, 7:41 pm
Thanks, all. And so it begins.
ὡς ἄρχει, but when you are done, you can say τετέλεσται... :D
by Barry Hofstetter
July 20th, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 5
Views: 585

Re: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Philo comes to mind. I suspect that people who consider his use of ὁ ὤν are seeing something similar in the LXX translation.
by Barry Hofstetter
July 19th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX
Replies: 5
Views: 585

John 1:18 and Exodus 3:14 LXX

Perhaps more exegesis than strictly language, but things are slow, so I thought I'd post this: Exodus 3:14 LXX Ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ὤν· καὶ εἶπεν Οὕτως ἐρεῖς τοῖς υἱοῖς Ἰσραήλ Ὁ ὢν ἀπέσταλκέν με πρὸς ὑμᾶς John 1:18 θεὸν οὐδεὶς ἑώρακεν πώποτε· μονογενὴς θεὸς ὁ ὢν εἰς τὸν κόλπον τοῦ πατρὸς ἐκεῖνος ἐξηγήσατο.  I...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 12th, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Doctrina Jacobi
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Doctrina Jacobi

A memorable quote from Doctrina Jacobi[1]: Ἰούδας γὰρ καὶ Ισραηλ καὶ τὰ ἔθνη τὰ εἰς Χριστὸν πιστεύσαντα μίαν ἀρχὴν ἔχουσι καὶ βασιλέα τὸν Χριστὸν. These words are inserted following a citation from Greek Hosea 2:1b-2 <Hos. 2:1> ... καὶ ἔσται ἐν τῷ τόπῳ, οὗ ἐρρέθη αὐτοῖς Οὐ λαός μου ὑμεῖς, ἐκεῖ κληθ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Sam 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: 1 Sam 15:11

I wouldn't suggest that παρακαλέω could bear the sense of repentance for the LXX translators. I'd say he was translating without much thought for the meaning when he translated 1 Sam 15:11. Beginning students tend to do this, as did I. How many times have we been told that In the beginning, the Wor...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Sam 15:11
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: 1 Sam 15:11

παρακαλέω is the usual Greek for נחם (regret, console), fifty-eight times. μετανοέω is its translation only 15 times. What about Judges 21:6 καὶ παρεκλήθησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ περὶ Βενιαμιν τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ αὐτῶν and 2 Kingdoms 24:16? καὶ ἐξέτεινεν ὁ ἄγγελος τοῦ θεοῦ τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ εἰς Ιερουσαλημ τοῦ διαφ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Does κατάλαλος have forensic associations?
Replies: 3
Views: 505

Re: Does κατάλαλος have forensic associations?

Note that the in James 4:11, it's the verb and not the ajdective. Looking it over, I doubt seriously that it was ever legal t.t. That doesn't mean it can't be used in a legal context, but it appears to me to be a very general term.