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by Barry Hofstetter
August 6th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 27:46 hina clause not in subjunctive mood
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Matthew 27:46 hina clause not in subjunctive mood

ἵνα τί με ἐγκατέλιπες Why is this hina clause not in subjunctive mood? The ἵνα clause has no verb. It's just ἵνα τί. You could think of it as "You abandoned me in order to what ?" if it helps you to English it differently. Exactly. Consider the 'subjunctive' to be inside the τί, as if to say "in or...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 5th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 27:46 hina clause not in subjunctive mood
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Matthew 27:46 hina clause not in subjunctive mood

ίνα τι, in some texts written as one word, is simply taken together to mean "why," and so does not take the subjunctive.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 4th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Hi!

Welcome, Yama. I don't know what triggered the rejection of your previous post. I have gone ahead and done your screen name change.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 4th, 2020, 7:30 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check

Thank you Barry, (1) Yes, I understood the “problem”. I am glad I am on track, so far. … The context is interesting (!), but I am not presenting my interpretation here. (I can speak in some depth about how “into” makes perfect sense, in the context…) Such an odd comment. Context is the single most ...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 3rd, 2020, 1:52 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check

Thank you. This helps me - to know there is no problem with the grammar, per se. I understand that the "problem" (constructive reason?) is with the usage of είς. (That "into" the gospel does not seem to make sense…) In considering the feedback above, I think the rendering of είς as “for”, is nevert...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 2nd, 2020, 10:32 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check
Replies: 18
Views: 835

Re: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check

Thank you. (To me, “the reader” is the person reading the translation…) The phrase “separated into the gospel” may seem nonsensical. Because, the gospel is an announcement. Yet, the definition of the Greek word εἰς, per Strong’s Concordance, is " to or into (indicating the point reached or entered,...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 30th, 2020, 2:33 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Epistle to Diogenetus
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Epistle to Diogenetus

... but remember that it was originally understood with τόπου, "place" and that's how I read it here, "the place where they are going to go, this they call god." Yes, I agree with that, but the original question posed wasn't one about place . The original question was a What question not a WHERE qu...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 30th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Epistle to Diogenetus
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Re: Epistle to Diogenetus

Diog. 8:2 ἢ τοὺς κενοὺς καὶ ληρώδεις ἐκείνων λόγους ἀποδέχῃ τῶν ἀξιοπίστων φιλοσόφων; ὧν οἱ μέν τινες πῦρ ἔφασαν εἶναι τὸν θεόν ( οὗ μέλλουσι χωρήσειν αὐτοί, τοῦτο καλοῦσι θεόν) οἱ δὲ ὕδωρ, οἱ δ᾿ ἄλλο τι τῶν στοιχείων τῶν ἐκτισμένων ὑπὸ θεοῦ Diog. 8:2 Or do you accept the empty and nonsensical stat...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 23rd, 2020, 1:32 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 798

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

Stephen, not sure what your point is here. I will say this, I don't think an objective genitive would work (I mean, exactly how is the genitive the object of the verbal idea in διασπορά?) The partitive is also suspect -- it would mean the part of the Greeks who can be called diaspora. Maybe Wallace ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 21st, 2020, 10:55 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Evangelist and Bible translator
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Evangelist and Bible translator

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