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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: 1621

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: 20240

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: 1994

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: 1329

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: 1994

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...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 1st, 2019, 11:15 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 44140

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

All things being equal, yes. But all things are not equal and my argument is that it would behoove the learner to begin with the dialect that has a native community. Again, if you were Chinese wanting to read Shakespeare, would it be better for you to learn American English first—then the goofy rul...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 30th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Friends
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Hi Friends

And done. By me. All the other admins, they all lazy, but I gotcha... :) Actually, I'm just the first one to see it. Welcome again!
by Barry Hofstetter
July 30th, 2019, 10:05 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 44140

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

But I am an idealist. And perhaps that is not suited for the current restraints laid on language pedagogy by universities and seminaries. My main point here on the forum is that there is an actual living dialect of this language that beckons those who want to learn it. It will require some extra wo...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 30th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Peculiar Compound Non-postpositive Hapax μενοῦν in Luke 11:28
Replies: 11
Views: 3249

Re: The Peculiar Compound Non-postpositive Hapax μενοῦν in Luke 11:28

Nor does anyone else in the history of interpretation seem to see this, at least in what I can access. Mmmmphh, I'm not ready to say that nobody has ever thought that before. BDAG has an article on μενοῦν that refers to BDF (section 450) and A.T. Robinson's grammar (1151ff). Useful reading. And nei...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 28th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Friends
Replies: 9
Views: 2547

Re: Hi Friends

Welcome! If you ask questions or make comments people will interact.

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