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by wcombs
September 11th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13

Dan Wallace has a discussion of this in his grammar: B. Significant Passages Involving Ἐν As varied as the uses of ἐν are, sometimes it is considered even more elastic than it really is. The following discussion focuses on a few passages in which the preposition has been viewed as expressing agency ...
by wcombs
April 16th, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Meaning of ἀπέθανον ([all] died) in 2 Cor. 5:14
Replies: 11
Views: 11013

Re: Meaning of ἀπέθανον ([all] died) in 2 Cor. 5:14

As was said, it is more of a theological issue related to the extent of the atonement. Generally, commentators who expound on the meaning of “all died” in v. 14 understand it in the obvious sense of our death to sin (Barrett, p. 169; Belleville, p. 151; Hafemann, p. 241; Hughes, pp. 195–96; Martin, ...
by wcombs
January 9th, 2017, 9:43 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek
Replies: 6
Views: 8683

Re: The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek

There is a review here by Larry Hurtado:
https://larryhurtado.wordpress.com/2017 ... h-lexicon/

Bill Combs
by wcombs
September 20th, 2015, 11:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: noun/adjective agreement
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

Re: noun/adjective agreement

There are some adjectives like αἰώνιος that have only two terminations: masculine/feminine and neuter. What looks like the masculine endings in the case of αἰώνιος serves for both the masculine and feminine. So in Matt 19:16 αἰώνιον is actually feminine. Most of the beginning grammars mention this, ...
by wcombs
February 27th, 2015, 12:20 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Passive verbs + instrumental datives without ἐν
Replies: 14
Views: 2840

Re: Passive verbs + instrumental datives without ἐν

→ 6. Dative of Cause [because of] a. Definition The dative substantive indicates the cause or basis of the action of the verb. This usage is fairly common. b. Key to Identification Before the dative insert the phrase because of or on the basis of. c. Clarification This use of the dative is similar t...
by wcombs
February 24th, 2015, 9:45 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Passive verbs + instrumental datives without ἐν
Replies: 14
Views: 2840

Re: Passive verbs + instrumental datives without ἐν

Wallace, I believe, takes this as a dative of cause. We are saved "because of grace." The means is "through faith."

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