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by Barry Hofstetter
June 23rd, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hebrews 4:15
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: Hebrews 4:15

In many cases, the perfect m/p participle is practically an adjective which describes a particular state or quality resulting from or characterized by the verbal action of the word. Tempted or tested, but the process is over.
by Barry Hofstetter
June 20th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Elision in Life

Thanx for this Barry. I think this is a genitive absolute, lit. ἔφην δʼ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων... "With those who carried (them) giving them willingly, I told the crowd that I received the letters..." If you mean by "with" that the letter carriers are p...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 19th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 500

Re: Elision in Life

I think this is a genitive absolute, lit. ἔφην δʼ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων... "With those who carried (them) giving them willingly, I told the crowd that I received the letters..." Or it could be a genitive of separation of sorts, "I told the crowd that I ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Right. I can't be bothered to use my hard copies of LSJ and Lampe and I was trying to read Contra Gentes w/o using a computer. That may be a lost cause. My study of On The Incarnation was done entirely on my Mac. Don't like to spend hours a day facing the glowing screen. But w/o access to hyperlink...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

it still bothers me to have all the arguments stacked in front waiting for a verb to show up Or having a relative pronoun that sends you back, and back to find its antecedent, like the οὗ in Ephesians 3:7. Does "μόνον οὐχὶ... καὶ" seem to you "not just... [but] also"? That was my first thought, but...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1292

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Having recently completed a year long study of Athanasius De Incarnatione I spent a few days constructing a section by section (1.1 ... 47.4) diglot of Contra Gentes . My first pass at section 1 last week wasn't too bad. Something changed and now I am having difficulty with it. This morning the ver...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 17th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Help for a translation

I concede to the χαρὶν ὀφείλειν point as well now, but Barry, surely I wasn't mostly wrong? I mean you and I came almost to the same translation. I try to steer away from interpreting every unfamiliar text like it's scripture though. Btw possibly to add to your irk, I don't think deponents exist :-...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 17th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Help for a translation

I would render something like "Child, we are under great obligation to our parents even for you to be mindful that the one who sins against his parents sins twice." I took both χάριν and ενθυμεῖσθαι as objects of ὀφείλομεν . That is, we owe our parents thanks and we also owe them to look after you....
by Barry Hofstetter
June 17th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1064

Re: Help for a translation

Dimi and Felicitas, make sure that you have notified a moderator concerning your real names so we can change your screen names according to B-Greek policy. πολλην χαριν, ω τεκνον, τοıς γονευσıν οφειλομεν και ενθυμεισθαι σε οτι δις αμαρτανει ο εις τους γονεας αμαρτανων πολλην χαριν is greeting, "much...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 14th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Significance of Aorist Following Present Tense
Replies: 3
Views: 361

Re: Significance of Aorist Following Present Tense

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