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by George F Somsel
February 1st, 2016, 3:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev.12:4 Buried stars or impact craters?
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: Rev.12:4 Buried stars or impact craters?

Stephen Hughes wrote:
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In the language of the very visual physical description that would be read by some symbolically, would the "stars" reach the earth, make craters or end up buried?
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I'm not sure that I understand your point. Perhaps you could elaborate.
by George F Somsel
January 31st, 2016, 3:10 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev.12:4 Buried stars or impact craters?
Replies: 15
Views: 3353

Re: Rev.12:4 Buried stars or impact craters?

The attempt to equate those things spoken of in the Apocalypse to literal physical events or items has led to many bizarre interpretations of the book. The thing that must be kept in mind from the very beginning in trying to understand the work is that the author specifically that the divine author ...
by George F Somsel
January 19th, 2016, 2:20 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Eph. 2:1, 5 and ὄντας with the dative case of the clause
Replies: 17
Views: 6553

Re: Eph. 2:1, 5 and ὄντας with the dative case of the clause

In these verses, I (and apparently the translators of the NRSV) would understand the dative as an instrumental usage — they were dead "through the trespasses and sins." See Smyth 1503. The Greek dative, as the representative of the lost instrumental case, denotes that by which or with which an actio...
by George F Somsel
December 31st, 2015, 2:31 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: καταβόσκω - βόσκω
Replies: 9
Views: 1857

Re: καταβόσκω - βόσκω

I think Stephen has left out an important point (since you state that you do not know Greek) having assumed that you would understand. Τἀ βέλτιστα is the superlative (best) of ὁ ἀγαθός (good). In other words, there is a penalty for allowing your animals to graze on another's land.
by George F Somsel
December 12th, 2015, 3:10 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: The Perennial Question: Best Intermediate Grammar Text?
Replies: 29
Views: 20158

Re: The Perennial Question: Best Intermediate Grammar Text?

Like Stephen, I'm not familiar with the workbook and will not comment on that. Wallace has been quite popular for some time, but we all know that popularity is not in itself a recommendation. One of the points that I find particularly irritating regarding Wallace is his "Key to Identification." In t...
by George F Somsel
December 8th, 2015, 2:38 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mt.28:1 ἦλθεν set out, travel or arrive?
Replies: 10
Views: 1579

Re: Mt.28:1 ἦλθεν set out, travel or arrive?

Simply looking at the basic word ἔρχομαι in the aorist indicative I find 171 uses in the NT. A quick (not exhaustive) review of the instances seems to indicate that in the aorist the word indicates having arrived at a particular location. A participle would, however, be another matter subject to the...
by George F Somsel
October 23rd, 2015, 10:21 am
Forum: Other
Topic: How hard to learn Latin?
Replies: 16
Views: 5325

Re: How hard to learn Latin?

Latin is actually very easy [1] Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres, quarum unam incolunt Belgae, aliam Aquitani, tertiam qui ipsorum lingua Celtae, nostra Galli appellantur. No need to learn Latin — simply read it straight off the page :D As they (jokingly) say, Latin is so easy that even the li...
by George F Somsel
October 17th, 2015, 2:04 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Article and proper names
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Article and proper names

I've been doing a little checking in the GoJ and PRELIMINARILY have formed a hypothesis regarding the use of the article with Ἰησοῦς. It would appear that at times the author follows Smyth's rule (1.17). There seems be a tendency to omit the article when Ἰησοῦς is the subject of a verb with nothing ...
by George F Somsel
October 16th, 2015, 6:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Article and proper names
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Article and proper names

What should that tell me?
Different strokes for different folks?
by George F Somsel
October 16th, 2015, 5:49 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Article and proper names
Replies: 9
Views: 1262

Re: Article and proper names

1136. Names of persons and places are individual and therefore omit the article unless previously mentioned (1120 b) or specially marked as well known: Θουκῡδίδης Ἀθηναῖος Thucydides an Athenian T. 1. 1, τοὺς στρατιώτᾱς αὐτῶν, τοὺς παρὰ Κλέαρχον ἀπελθόντας, εἴᾱ Κῦρος τὸν Κλέαρχον ἔχειν their soldie...

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