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by Mark Lightman
August 26th, 2011, 10:27 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 John 4:19 - αγαπωμεν
Replies: 16
Views: 3288

Re: 1 John 4:19 - αγαπωμεν

Carl lamented: It's a pity nobody else has weighed in on this question. I share Carl's pain. This is a good thread because there is actually a question of meaning, not just form, involved here. Admittedly, the difference in meaning is slight, because the indicative implies the hortatory subjunctive,...
by Mark Lightman
August 25th, 2011, 10:27 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Which Title?
Replies: 4
Views: 2897

Re: Which Title?

χαῖρε Εθος,

α. A Grammatical Analysis of the Greek New Testament by Maximilian Zerwick. It's curiously out of print.

β.. The notes to the NET diglot are first rate.

γ. The Vulgate, if you know Latin, is the best commentary of all to the Greek NT.

ἔρρωσο.
by Mark Lightman
August 24th, 2011, 10:23 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matt 10:41-42 - εις ονομα
Replies: 6
Views: 1324

Re: Matt 10:41-42 - εις ονομα

Hi, David,

The ABE Modern Greek for Mt. 10:41a is

ὅποιος δέχεται προφήτην, διότι εἶναι προφήτης...
by Mark Lightman
August 20th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Volunteering in the NT
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Volunteering in the NT

χαῖρε Δανιελ,
I'm trying to find a word for "volunteer" / "volunteering" in the NT (or ancient Greek).
ἐργάτης ἄμισθος.
πονεῖν δωρεάν.

...so I am working on the assumption that...the volunteer concept is not in the NT...
You mean, besides Jesus and Paul? :mrgreen:
by Mark Lightman
August 15th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Rules for Language Learning
Replies: 7
Views: 3152

Re: Rules for Language Learning

This guy sounds like Randall Buth with a Scottish accent.
by Mark Lightman
August 6th, 2011, 3:08 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 1236

Re: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek

χαιρε Δαυιδ,

ἡ εντολη μου δικαια εστιν,

δικαιον το εμον προσταγμα,

εστιν δικαιοσυνη μονον εν τῃ μου εντολῃ.

δικαιως μεν ουν κελευω.

εντελλομαι μεν, δικαιῶ δε.

ερρωσο, ω φιλε μου.
by Mark Lightman
July 19th, 2011, 8:39 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT
Replies: 24
Views: 8060

Re: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT

Hi, Paul, I am going to answer the easy part of your question first. Has it been found operative in earlier Greek writers, such as Herodotus or Homer? Homer almost never uses the article the way it is used in the Greek NT, so the rule won't work or not work in Homeric Greek. Now, having answered tha...
by Mark Lightman
July 17th, 2011, 2:21 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matt 7:14 - τι
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Matt 7:14 - τι

Or does anyone think that "οτι" is the original? ;) Hi, David, Westcott-Hort do, in one of the rare cases where they agree with the T.R. against both NA and RP. But Michael Holmes is the latest guy to think that ὅτι is original. [ Note: Changed accentuation of οτι from ὃτι to ὅτι. - Jason Hare ]
by Mark Lightman
July 16th, 2011, 3:03 pm
Forum: Series on Isaiah
Topic: Isaiah Chapter 2
Replies: 13
Views: 2319

Re: Isaiah Chapter 2

ἀνῆκεν] from ἀνίημι “let go”, here from נטשׁ, in Isaiah usually translated ἐγκαταλείπω, which would fit here as well. Hi, Ken, I found it interesting that ἀνίημι in verse six means almost the exact opposite of what it means in verse 9. I've noticed that the Greeks had no problem using the same word...
by Mark Lightman
July 12th, 2011, 11:25 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Greek?
Replies: 17
Views: 15411

Re: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Gre

Randall ἒγραψε: Your mileage may vary... Hi, Randall, Susan ἒγραψε I can only tell you my own experience, which is that reading Greek aloud, or even better yet reciting it aloud from memory, FEELS like it helps my internalization of both Scripture and the language. Hi, Susan, This is another way of ...

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