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by Barry Hofstetter
March 24th, 2020, 12:14 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deut 6:8 Translation Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Re: Deut 6:8 Translation Issue

After interacting with a colleague who has his Ph.D. in OT, I'm leaning toward the "they just had difficulty with the rare Hebrew word" explanation.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 24th, 2020, 9:32 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deut 6:8 Translation Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 100

Deut 6:8 Translation Issue

Dt 6:8 Vulgate: et ligabis ea quasi signum in manu tua eruntque et movebuntur inter oculos tuos Literally, "and you will bind them as a sign on your hand and they will be and they will move  between your eyes.  The LXX: καὶ ἔσται ἀσάλευτον πρὸ ὀφθαλμῶν σου... And they will be unmovable before your e...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 23rd, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Who was loathed in Exodus 1:12?
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Who was loathed in Exodus 1:12?

Εβδελύσσοντο is middle/passive. And I understand the ἀπὸ + genitive construction can be interpreted as cause (because of) or agency (by) (Wallace, GGBB, 368). The NETS translation translates it as follows: "and the Egyptians were disgusted with the sons of Israel." This would, I'm guessing, be simi...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 22nd, 2020, 10:26 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Μή I have a little help ?
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: Μή I have a little help ?

When I first read this, I took ὅτι μή as a variety of εἰ μή, "except." Lo and behold LSJ: b. ὅτι μή except, ὅτι μὴ Χῖοι μοῦνοι Hdt.1.18, cf. Th.4.26; ὅτι μὴ πᾶσα ἀνάγκη Pl.Phd.67a; ὅσον μή ib.83a; ὅσα μὴ ἀποβαίνοντες provided only that they did not disembark, Th.4.16. Liddell, H. G., Scott, R., Jone...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 20th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: mere layman
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: mere layman

Welcome, Daryl. Please contact a moderator with your first and last name so we can update your screen name, per B-Greek policy.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 19th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

You're on to me, Barry! Yes, I'm trying to follow precedents in 1 Enoch and the LXX. And I'm translating from the Aramaic rather than the English. 1) I used ἐρωτάω for בעה because in 1 Enoch 14:4 the Aramaic בעותכון is translated as ἡ ἐρώτησις ὑμῶν. But yes, the LXX pattern is to use ζητέω. 2) שׁכח...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 19th, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

The Aramaic is as follows: 4Q201 ח֯ז֯וׄ לכן לדׄגׄלי [קיטא …כוי]ה ושלקה ואנׄתׄןׄ [טלל ומסתר]יןׄ בׄעין מן קדמ֯יה [‏…ולמ]דׄרךׄ ע֯לׄ ע֯פ֯[ר]ה֯ [ועל כפיה] ל֯א תשכחון מ֯ן [… 4Q204 ‏… ב֯הׄון כוׄייה ושלקה֯ […‏ ‏…כוי]תאׄ ולמדרךׄ […‏ Eclectic: ח֯ז֯וׄ לכן לדׄגׄלי [קיטא די שמש]א ב֯הׄון כוׄייה ושלקה ואנׄתׄןׄ [ט...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 18th, 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 733

Re: Translating a Second Temple Aramaic text into Greek

Would someone please share advice on my translation of 1 Enoch 4:1? Again, I translated it from the Aramaic, as 4:1 is not extant in the Greek witnesses of 1 Enoch. Is it good Greek? Any suggestions? I have translated it as follows: ιδετε την θερειαν πως καυματιζεν και διεθέρμαινεν ο ηλιος και ζητε...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 17th, 2020, 10:50 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Interchange of Future and Aorist Participle?
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: Interchange of Future and Aorist Participle?

Daniel Semler wrote: Any chance it's just a spelling error or a misread in the original transcription ? It would interesting to see a decent photo of the source manuscript but I couldn't find one online. θεασάμενος would be an obvious possibility. Barring access to the manuscript tradition there is...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 12th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1020

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Well, it's tough since I'm at the point where I'm most interested in the cases where the pat answers don't work. And "first-mention definites" present a prima facie problem for identifiability accounts unless the definite can be uniquely associated with something already in the context. The case at...

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