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by Barry Hofstetter
August 16th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 16966

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

That's fascinating. I can't say I relate. But then, maybe you think I'm a Cubist, so who knows! I've always imagined you more as a dodecahedron -- oh, you said cubist, not cube. I have also seen a number of comments from people writing in the field about lack of consistent terminology. As for argum...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 14th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 40815

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

As for modern Greek within a broader Greek education, πρέπει εἰς τὸ ἐπισκέψασθαι, εἰς τὸ ᾆσαι, καὶ εἰς τὰ καπηλεία. 8-) And we wouldn't be having endless English discussions about whether or not time exists in the Greek indicative. You've got to acknowledge this one, at least. :-) Triple amen to th...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 14th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 40815

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

I've also talked with Greeks in Greece on this issue and noticed how easily they handle ancient texts. Granted, the high-school teachers have done at least a BA in Greek lit. But they would not trade in their modern fluency and they do see it as a major help . The question becomes efficiency . When...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 12th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 40815

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

I was going to give a point by point response, but simply will summarize here that I don't believe engagement with modern Greek prior to learning ancient will improve efficiency. I'm not nearly convinced that ancient Greek and modern are close enough for that purpose (and I know more than one native...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Re: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6

From LSJ: παρεῖναι εἰς . . to have arrived at, ἐς κοῖτον Hdt.1.9; ἐς τὸν Ἰσθμὸν π. τινί Id.8.60. γ ; ἐς τὴν Λακεδαίμονα Th.6.88 ; εἰς τὴν ἐξέτασιν X.An.7.1.11 ; Ὀλυμπίαζε Th.3.8 : c. acc. loci, πάρεισι . . Αἰτναῖον πάγον E. Cyc.95, cf. 106, Ba.5 ; π. τινὶ ἐπὶ δεῖπνον Hdt. 1.118, cf. Ar.Av. 131 ; π....
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

Re: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6

Please remember to contact a moderator to have your screen name changed to your real name, per B-Greek policy. The pres. ‘be here’ can take on the perf. sense have come (B-D-F §322; Rob. 881; cp. 1 Macc 12:42 v.l., 45; 2 Macc 3:9; Jos., Ant. 3, 84 πάρεστι εἰς, Vi. 115; SIG 814, 4f [I A.D.]) τίς ἡ αἰ...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 7th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 16966

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

an understatement, to be sure: In Classics, which is the broader Greek field that usually requires more Greek reading and Greek study than NT practitioners, they may define something closer to a zero stream. One might add that in the Dutch-authored Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek [2017] time i...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 5th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Participles in Ephesians 3:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Participles in Ephesians 3:17

Thank for the reply. I did not mean to indicate that the "in love" phrase was circumstantial, but rather the participles. As far as any other NT passage, there is nothing like this one I can find. The few places where participles precede a HINA clause are pretty straightforward. Mk. 15:15 Jn. 12:20...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 2nd, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In 1 John 4:8 what is the role of ἐστίν?
Replies: 2
Views: 965

Re: In 1 John 4:8 what is the role of ἐστίν?

It's simply the man verb in the ὅτι clause. The use is copulative, equating θεός with ἀγάπη.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 2nd, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Participles in Ephesians 3:17
Replies: 4
Views: 1532

Re: Participles in Ephesians 3:17

I simply see these as fronted from the ἵνα clause, so that they really go with ἐξισχύσητε, a construction not unknown in Greek literature in general. Is that one of the 5? If so, go with it, because it's the right one. As for ἐν ἀγἀπῃ, attendant circumstances seems weak to me. The ἐν strikes me as f...

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