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It seems like they are trying use valid principles but in an improper way. But is there a simple rebuttal? What I mean is, θεοῦ in verse 1 has the article. So to me, either the first use should govern (if there is any relationship based on the use of the article), or each should be considered indep...
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No need to feel stupid! The mistake reveals that you've already learned quite a bit of Greek, and you should be encouraged by that. I was simply pointing out ways to check this. For myself, I've learned over the years that if something doesn't feel quite right, double and triple check. More than onc...
You are parsing it wrong. It's a 2nd singular m/p imperative. 1st person future would be πειράσω. Thanx Barry. I actually tried find evidence of exactly that. But I failed. I couldn't find a lex that showed the form. I assumed an intervocular sigma dropped out from the future. I will get the Accord...
- May 28th, 2020, 9:38 am
- Forum: Greek Texts
- Topic: Luther's translation of αἰών/αἰώνιος
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1. As one of the site admins is sure to tell you at some point, we use actual names on this forum, not pseudonyms, so it would be good to change that. Yes, this moderator meant to embed a note in one of Rob's message, but hit the wrong sequence of buttons, and it didn't embed. Rob, please contact a...
- May 25th, 2020, 9:31 am
- Forum: What does this text mean?
- Topic: In John 1:14, why is the deponent verb ἐγένετο translated as if passive?
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Bill, simply looking up γίνομαι in the lexicon would probably answer your question. Most modern translations render it "became." And I wouldn't ever render λόγος as "utterence" in the context of John 1. Our English word "word" much better captures it.