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by Barry Hofstetter
April 22nd, 2020, 8:20 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Newbie Greek Learner
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: A Newbie Greek Learner

Welcome to B-Greek, Christina.
by Barry Hofstetter
April 21st, 2020, 7:35 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5.3: Why is the article not translated in τῷ πνεύματι?
Replies: 4
Views: 7447

Re: Matthew 5.3: Why is the article not translated in τῷ πνεύματι?

We do need to change your screen name if you wish to continue to post. Remember that sometimes "unintended meanings" come through electronic communications. No discourtesy at all was intended.
by Barry Hofstetter
April 21st, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Infinitives in Luke 3:21-22
Replies: 3
Views: 305

Re: Infinitives in Luke 3:21-22

Moderator Note: Please inform a moderator of your actual first and last name (B-Greek policy) so that we can change your screen name to match. 21 Ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν τῷ βαπτισθῆναι ἅπαντα τὸν λαὸν καὶ Ἰησοῦ βαπτισθέντος καὶ προσευχομένου ἀνεῳχθῆναι τὸν οὐρανὸν 22 καὶ καταβῆναι τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον σωματικῷ ...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 17th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Corinthians 13:13 νυνὶ δὲ μένει
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: 1 Corinthians 13:13 νυνὶ δὲ μένει

So, more than just left to right... :)

Because of the preceding context, I have always seen δέ as contrastive, and νυνί as temporal (νυνί, with the deictic iota, is often emphatic in such contexts). According to BDAG it can be used non-temporally, and that's fine, but not, I think, here.
by Barry Hofstetter
April 16th, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Pseudo-Athenasius History of Melchizedek
Replies: 2
Views: 258

Re: Pseudo-Athenasius History of Melchizedek

That looks like a lot of fun, thanks.
by Barry Hofstetter
April 15th, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: lexicons and word meanings for a given period
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: lexicons and word meanings for a given period

The LSJ is normally ordered from earliest attestation to latest, but I'm not sure how consistent that is when a word is broken up in to various senses. As it is, you have to look at the author cited and determine when that author was writing.
by Barry Hofstetter
April 12th, 2020, 2:37 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Good discussion of predicate nominals?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Good discussion of predicate nominals?

Barry wrote: Acts 26:5 I would classify as an appositive with the understood subject of the verb I would certainly consider apposition a strong possibility, and most likely the right understanding, here. I have been trying to parse out the difference between the two in instances like this. Your not...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 11th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Good discussion of predicate nominals?
Replies: 8
Views: 590

Re: Good discussion of predicate nominals?

A quick search on JSTOR found nothing really relevant. I think the reason why little has been written about these is that they are somewhat intuitive, and take place only with intransitive verbs (including true passive constructions as in your example above). I'm not sure that your two examples are ...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 8th, 2020, 11:38 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 9
Views: 660

Re: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys

Hey, knowing a bit of Greek and paying attention to the context helps with this one. πλείων and φέρω. But in my opinion writers who show off using extremely rare vocabulary should be shot, drawn and quartered and boiled in baby oil (not necessarily in that order), metaphorically speaking. Avoid verb...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 5th, 2020, 1:16 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: 2 Cor 1:3 articulation within a Granville-Sharp construction
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

Re: 2 Cor 1:3 articulation within a Granville-Sharp construction

So the interesting question then to me is this: how is understanding of a TSKS construction taught in the classics ? I know that there is a section in Smyth relating to it, but I just searched The Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek (2019) and found NOTHING relating to it. That's fascinating! Smyt...

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