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by Barry Hofstetter
November 15th, 2019, 1:35 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Articular Infinitive
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Articular Infinitive

Anybody up for calling them "split infinitives"? :twisted: Yes, to boldly go where no one has gone before. :lol: Of course, the reason for the "split infinitive" is because of the influence of Latin, in which it is impossible to split an infinitive, a good example of a rule enforced by grammarians ...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 13th, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: New Greek Teacher

Thank you all for your deep responses! This is the kind of can of worms I enjoy to smush around on the table as I pick it apart (how's that for evoking imagery in a shared cognitive framework :lol: ) τοῦτο φιλῶ! The flip side to this is that I believe God chose writings as a vehicle for His self-re...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 9th, 2019, 11:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: New Greek Teacher

Jonathan Robie wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 4:33 pm

There are various "living language" approaches. But in general, you need some retraining or significant self-teaching to teach with them. After all, many Greek teachers do not know how to ask or answer a question in Greek.
οἶδα ἀληθῶς!
by Barry Hofstetter
November 9th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: New Greek Teacher

Adam, honestly, you are already doing a great deal that's right, and I think both you and your students will benefit. Doctor docendo discit! A couple of general principles: 1) Metalanguage discussion aside, the more your students and you engage in the Greek without English intervening the better. Tr...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 7th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 31
Views: 2518

Re: New Greek Teacher

Adam, my advice for you is to read as much Greek as possible, including extra-biblical Greek. Have you read through the entire GNT? You need to be actively involved in the language as much as possible for your teaching to have the depth and breadth that it needs.
by Barry Hofstetter
November 5th, 2019, 4:16 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: 1 Peter 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 4381

Re: 1 Peter 2:17

The NIV does render the text in the way you’re construing it: "Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king." If this is a valid way to construe these propositions, you would need to tweak the explanation a little. I think you would have to say that t...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 5th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: 1 Peter 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 4381

Re: 1 Peter 2:17

Playing with the options, I think it's important to honor the parallelism of the last three verbs. I could emphasize that with a little extra punctuation: πάντας τιμήσατε - τὴν ἀδελφότητα ἀγαπᾶτε, τὸν Θεὸν φοβεῖσθε, τὸν βασιλέα τιμᾶτε. Let me play with this a little ... The aorist imperative πάντας...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 5th, 2019, 12:22 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, Glad to be here!
Replies: 1
Views: 183

Re: Hello, Glad to be here!

Welcome, Kyle!
by Barry Hofstetter
November 4th, 2019, 11:06 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 38
Views: 12351

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

τοῦτο δὲ καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς ἐν σώματι καθάπαξ ἐνεργείας αὐτῆς φανερώτερον ἄν τις ἴδοι. It is every difficult for me to see this as other than an adverbial use modifying the verbal action implied in ἐνεργείας. This would be the natural way to read it, but context may contraindicate this, as your translator ...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 2nd, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 2
Views: 381

Re: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities

Μy first reaction was "that's obvious," my second reaction after really reading the text was, "Oh, I see the confusion." However, κατασκευῆς I think refers to the physical completion of the city, and προθεσμίας to the dedication. Consider the sentence directly following (context often helps greatly....

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