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by Stephen Nelson
July 24th, 2020, 1:34 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

I would be curious if there is any other evidence of such an understanding of "dispersion" among the Jews? [...] There is a lot of usage of διασπορά in the LXX with reference to the Jewish dispersion, including in Judith and 2 Mac. While these uses, as you point out, are often accompanied by a geni...
by Stephen Nelson
July 24th, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

When you continue on with his quotation in the homily, it does not inherently inspire confidence that he has access to some great secret now lost to history: What is, "the dispersion of the Gentiles"? The Jews gave this name to other nations, because they were everywhere scattered and mingled fearl...
by Stephen Nelson
July 23rd, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

When you continue on with his quotation in the homily, it does not inherently inspire confidence that he has access to some great secret now lost to history: What is, "the dispersion of the Gentiles"? The Jews gave this name to other nations, because they were everywhere scattered and mingled fearl...
by Stephen Nelson
July 23rd, 2020, 2:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 770

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

...not sure what your point is here... Thanks for the feedback! Sorry. Perhaps my verbosity overshadowed my points to the point of making my post seem pointless. Excuse me for making a proverbial mound out of a mole hill. Honestly, after compiling all of the examples, it just seemed worthwhile to t...
by Stephen Nelson
July 22nd, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 770

John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

If the common understanding of John 7:35 is correct, the reference to 'ἡ διασπορά τῶν ἑλλήνων ' (literally 'the diaspora of the Greeks ') presumably refers to the Jewish diaspora among the Gentiles ('dispersionem gentium' in Latin), despite John's use of a seemingly unprecedented phrase. I've failed...
by Stephen Nelson
July 16th, 2020, 2:14 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses

OK. I reported it on their website. Notably, it does not appear to be an issue on iOS.
by Stephen Nelson
July 16th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses

I had a quick look and cannot see an example. Can you point me to a specific case ? I am wondering if there is a font issue of some kind. Also, have you asked them about it ? Thx D Actually, now that I'm looking closer, it seems to ONLY be an issue in their LXX text. Their NT text seems to be witho...
by Stephen Nelson
July 16th, 2020, 12:27 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses

It's not correct so there can be any number of reasons why it's wrong. Thanks. I'm less concerned about 'reasons why it's wrong' (since I know why it's wrong) and more concerned with the origin of the error, which is very consistent in BLB. It makes copying and pasting from that website problematic...
by Stephen Nelson
July 15th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Blue Letter Bible formatting - circumflexes with diaereses

Can anyone explain why the formatting in Blue Letter Bible includes a diaresis underneath circuflex accents in dative plurals? - i.e. –οῗς
by Stephen Nelson
June 4th, 2020, 1:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 5336

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

You might put ὠχρόν "pale" with μήλινον or even left of λευκόν, since it is a bridge between yellow and white. “τὸ δὲ ὠχρὸν γίγνεται λευκοῦ ξανθῷ μειγνυμένου” I've moved some things around. The yellow spectrum now grades from μήλινον to θειῶδες to ὠχρόν. I'm puzzled by the LSJ reference to ὠχρόν as...

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