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by Mike Baber
April 2nd, 2012, 5:11 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 1:4
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Re: Ephesians 1:4

Thank you for your very insightful thoughts Mr. Carlson. I personally don't think that translations must be literal. I understand the thoughts of many on here whom say it is more preferable to understand what the author is attempting to convey in thought, rather than what the words literally transla...
by Mike Baber
April 2nd, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 1:4
Replies: 5
Views: 1200

Ephesians 1:4

καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν αὐτῷ πρὸ καταβολῆς κόσμου εἶναι ἡμᾶς ἁγίους καὶ ἀμώμους κατενώπιον αὐτοῦ ἐν ἀγάπῃ even as He elected us in him before the constitution of the world [εἶναι ἡμᾶς] holy and unblemished before Him in love. My question is on the phrase εἶναι ἡμᾶς. ἡμᾶς is 1st person, plural number...
by Mike Baber
April 1st, 2012, 11:29 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Distinction of κράτος, ἰσχύς, and δύναμις
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Distinction of κράτος, ἰσχύς, and δύναμις

In Ephesians 1:19, κράτος and δύναμις are translated as power (A.V.). I'm trying to determine the actual difference in meaning between them.

Any thoughts?
by Mike Baber
March 24th, 2012, 3:42 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participial antecedent
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

Re: Participial antecedent

I usually reserve the term "antecedent" for pronouns. Like adjectives, participles do not have to refer to another entity. For example, they can be substantivized with the article. Stephen You're right. Maybe I should just explain what I mean. Does every participle modify something, whether that "s...
by Mike Baber
March 24th, 2012, 12:21 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Participial antecedent
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

Participial antecedent

In Koine Greek, must every participle have an antecedent (whether implicit or explicit in the text itself)?
by Mike Baber
March 17th, 2012, 6:33 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Ammonius on Βούλομαι and θέλω
Replies: 4
Views: 1162

Ammonius on Βούλομαι and θέλω

Source βουληθείς, of set purpose] Βούλομαι and θέλω, though largely coincident in sense, and often capable of being interchanged, never really lose the distinction indicated by Ammonius, De diff. verb. p. 31, βούλεσθαι μὲν ἐπί μόνου λεκτέον τοῦ λογικοῦ, τὸ δὲ θέλειν καὶ ἐπὺ ἀλόγου ζῴου , and again ...
by Mike Baber
March 1st, 2012, 6:01 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 20282

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

RandallButh wrote:Evidence? The Hebrew language.
The Yeho- part of names is a prefix, like yehoshafat, where shafat is the word/root.
yehoyaqim, where yaqim is a word.
Not always. Compare יְהֹושִׁיעַ (yehoshia) in Psalms 116:6, "he saved me."
by Mike Baber
February 29th, 2012, 7:07 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 20282

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

deut 32.44 הושע is called Ιησους. that is because Joshua is called Hoshea in Num 13.8, 16, and Deut 32.44. From a strictly philological viewpoint, hoshea and yehoshu` are not from the same verbal root . y.sh.`. against sh.w.`. You don't mind if I ask for some evidence to support your assertion, do ...
by Mike Baber
February 29th, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 20282

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

This is your opinion, since the Greek name Ἰησοῦς was used throughout the Septuagint to translate יהושע (Yehoshua), and ישוע (Yeshua) appeared late in the Tanach and is also translated in the same way. There's certainly no way to be sure what Jesus' Hebrew or Aramaic name may have been, so this sho...
by Mike Baber
February 29th, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ὑπὸ νόμον
Replies: 0
Views: 773

ὑπὸ νόμον

I believe ὑπὸ νόμον (ὑπὸ + accusative νόμον) means "subject to the Law." Consider LSJ's entry on ὑπὸ, C, II, in which it is written, II. of subjection, control, dependence, never in Hom., once in Hdt., “ὑ. βασιλέα δασμοφόρος” 7.108; “ὑ. σφᾶς ποιεῖσθαι” Th.4.60, cf. Pl.R.348d, Arist. HA488a10, etc.; ...

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