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by nathaniel j. erickson
October 24th, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Antiquities 1:50
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: Antiquities 1:50

Both LSJ and Brill record ἀφαιρέω τινά τι as a way to say "remove something from someone," or "deprive someone of something." Both specifically lists this as a mid. usage of the verb. LSJ says it is "freq in Att. and Trag." with the gen. being rare. I suppose the usage of the word as attested in the...
by nathaniel j. erickson
October 14th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Meta Language
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

Re: Meta Language

taught to middling students were like the scaffolding built around a building. At some point in the construction process, the scaffolding becomes a bother and must be removed. That's a great analogy. Thanks for (re)sharing this. One of the great difficulties of teaching Greek in the seminary contex...
by nathaniel j. erickson
September 5th, 2020, 10:17 am
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: Map of Roman Empire in Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Map of Roman Empire in Greek

Check out this map of the Roman Empire in AD 117 with Greek names ! I first saw it posted here . It appears to be the work of this wikipedia contributor . It appears to be a translation of this map . I only checked a few of the names to verify that they were actually Ancient Greek names, not just Mo...
by nathaniel j. erickson
September 5th, 2020, 9:43 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Please help me to identify the letters in greek
Replies: 12
Views: 821

Re: Please help me to identify the letters in greek

It’s Euripides: σοφοῦ τέκτονος καλόν ποίκιλμα
I had no idea it was Euripides, but I feel accomplished in that my thoughts on the various letters turned out to be accurate. Have to do more practice with Byzantine hands.
by nathaniel j. erickson
September 4th, 2020, 2:35 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Please help me to identify the letters in greek
Replies: 12
Views: 821

Re: Please help me to identify the letters in greek

Could you post a link to the entire image from which this is taken? I know by sight a some of the odder forms here (from the perspective of the way Modern Greek letters are printed), have guesses about what some of the others are, but it is difficult to be decisive without more words to figure out t...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 26th, 2020, 7:58 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Sim on the genitive absolute
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Sim on the genitive absolute

I think we need a course on how to read works by linguists. If you come to linguistics from a background of seminary courses on biblical languages, your approach, particularly your basic unexamined assumptions are going to set you up for misreading people like Levinsohn. I mention him because he ta...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 26th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Sim on the genitive absolute
Replies: 9
Views: 532

Re: Sim on the genitive absolute

While I'm not the resident linguist, I can chime in that describing the "genitive absolute" construction as a "switch reference" device is not viable for Koine Greek as a whole. Especially in lower register texts it is not uncommon to see a "genitive absolute" with the same subject as the main claus...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 19th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

Nathaniel, cognitive spaces? I have to admit that registers a zero equivalency to me. I don't live in the cognitive space of the law or the cognitive space of Christ, I live by the law (the law as a means of obtaining life) or I live in Christ (united with Christ) Sorry for the confusing expression...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 18th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 939

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

So you are not taking ζήσεται as "[gain/retain] the state of being alive" but rather as "conduct"? Not answering for Mike, but it certainly doesn't follow that reading with a cognitive-spatial "in" means you can't understand ζήσεται as "[gain/retain] the state of being alive." You can gain/regain a...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 10th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν
Replies: 8
Views: 519

Re: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν

Thanks for enlightening me. My suspicion that οὖν was doing something different from what it usually does in the New Testament is justified. My desire to go forth and buy Montanari's lexicon is further enflamed. After looking at LSJ again, it does mention this usage, but Montanari is so much clearer...

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