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by Barry Hofstetter
September 16th, 2019, 9:04 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Why does apeiros take genitive
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Why does apeiros take genitive

Hello Stirling Bartholomew and all, Thank you. Perhaps I was not being clear. I was not making judgments, but just stating what my intuition led me to. I know it is correct to use the genitive. I am just wondering what kind of genitive it is, such as genitive of reference, ablative, etc. and the un...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 10th, 2019, 8:43 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The discursive use of και
Replies: 7
Views: 1479

Re: The discursive use of και

I haven't read Levinsohn and don't remember the language ("of equivalent value") from Runge, but I suspect it means that καἰ normally connects the same sorts of things, such as two nouns, or two phrases, or two clauses, etc. For example: ἀνὴρ καὶ γυνή, not ἀνὴρ καὶ ἔρχεσθε (which would obviously be ...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 8th, 2019, 6:00 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

You won't get past decoding if you're thinking in English while looking at Greek/Hebrew. Sounding like an echo chamber. The point has been made a thousand times on this forum. Who cares? The academic publishers including Oxford[1], Harvard, ... continue to crank-out diglots. All the bible software ...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 7th, 2019, 6:50 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

What experience do you have the with Greek language? I have been reading the New Testament in the Koine Greek language, which is much easier than other ancient texts. There are many words which I do not know, but I still understand the Christian Greek Scriptures because of having already read them ...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 5th, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

I am aware that the preposition εν means "in." But there is another word, ἕνος (which has the form ἓν), which is given a definition which seems to allow for the rendering “one” in some contexts. There is also the word ἑνάς (which likewise has the form ἓν), and it is shown to be the equivalent of μο...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 5th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 2147

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

Look up, and you will see the following words in the embedded banner: "This is not a beginner's forum, competence in Greek is assumed."

Secondly, we aren't concerned with English translations, but with the Greek.
by Barry Hofstetter
September 2nd, 2019, 6:27 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Books omitted from LXX
Replies: 9
Views: 1998

Re: Books omitted from LXX

The notion that "The Septuagint" is fixed entity with a certain content is called into question by the "Warden[1]" of Tyndale House Cambridge, Peter J. Williams, PhD. Why I Don't Believe In The Septuagint - Dr. Peter J. Williams, PhD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmpnJ1cgh58 This has consequences...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 31st, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Confused about case endings for φῶς
Replies: 7
Views: 1746

Re: Confused about case endings for φῶς

Wow. I didn't understand a word either of you just said. Glad to see I'm not mad in thinking it's unusual though! Suffice it to say that the history of the word is complicated, but by the Koine period, it functions by analogy with such words as χρῶς. For now, knowing the paradigm and being able to ...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 29th, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 23
Views: 4700

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

I took it to mean that idols in the shape of humans creates the false impression that they, or what they represent, have senses. The popular notion was that the god was present in the idol. Athanasius is influenced by or alluding to any one of several OT idol polemics in this section. Of course Lewi...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 29th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In John 19:27 is it "to his own [home]" or "as his own [mother]"?
Replies: 2
Views: 1292

Re: In John 19:27 is it "to his own [home]" or "as his own [mother]"?

I had no idea that there was such a discussion on this, though I shouldn't be surprised, since the ability to complicate what is actually quite simple appears to be both infinite and ubiquitous. The neuter plural simply expresses the entire scope of John's resources, and can be rendered "into his ow...

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