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by Tony Pope
May 1st, 2021, 4:38 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Word Suffixes
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Word Suffixes

Another option in English for Word-Formation is Vol. 2 of Moulton's A Grammar of New Testament Greek, available online at https://archive.org/details/grammarofne ... 3/mode/2up
Also not for the faint-hearted, but it does have a useful Index of Words and Forms.
by Tony Pope
April 16th, 2021, 1:28 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Question concerning κατα
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Question concerning κατα

It is entirely probably that I am misreading or misunderstanding, but my questions are 1: is Luraghi right about this exhaustive vs non-exhaustive usage in Classical Greek 2: if she is correct, did this still apply in Koine? Whether or not Luraghi is right in her claim about the opposition of ἀνά a...
by Tony Pope
May 13th, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Pet 1:8 which verb does ἄρτι construe with?
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Re: 1 Pet 1:8 which verb does ἄρτι construe with?

Have you considered the alternative interpretation of άγαλλιᾶσθε as a futural present, which was apparently popular in the past although not in the modern translations? According to this ἄρτι can be construed with the whole of μὴ ὁρῶντες πιστεύοντες, and in contrast with the ex hypothesi future time...
by Tony Pope
November 25th, 2019, 9:25 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Cataphoric use of Personal Pronouns
Replies: 16
Views: 3444

Re: Cataphoric use of Personal Pronouns

> Partitives are used in very specific constructions, and none of those are used here. How specific? The first eg. in that Smyth snippet τῶν Θρᾳκῶν πελτασταί How is that different from γραμματεῖς αὐτῶν? Of course it depends on whether you see γραμματεῖς as a "part" in the first place, and...
by Tony Pope
July 23rd, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)
Replies: 2
Views: 5701

Re: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)

This is not necessarily as simple as it may look from the perspective of a speaker of English. See previous discussion at https://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-greek/2010-January/051997.html and the three following messages in the thread, and then further remarks from Dr Pietersma at https://lists.i...
by Tony Pope
March 8th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: κρύπτω w/acc of Who/What is hidden from
Replies: 4
Views: 6762

Re: κρύπτω w/acc of Who/What is hidden from

I am also curious about the "register" of Athanasius. His syntax is somewhat predicable. He uses hyperbaton to "package" complex constituents, a pattern that isn't used nearly that often in any NT author. Outside of biblical citations he seems to be free of Semitisms. I have no ...
by Tony Pope
March 6th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 21902

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

An interesting article by W. G. Most entitled 'Did St. Luke Imitate the Septuagint?' was published in Journal for the Study of the New Testament , Vol 15 1982 30-41, and is also available at https://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/most/getwork.cfm?worknum=221 Most claims the evidence shows t...
by Tony Pope
March 6th, 2019, 5:08 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: κρύπτω w/acc of Who/What is hidden from
Replies: 4
Views: 6762

Re: κρύπτω w/acc of Who/What is hidden from

Interesting. I found a comment on the construction with ἀπό in Winer, 246 (small print near the bottom of the page), citing examples from LXX, also 284. https://archive.org/stream/atreatiseongram01goog#page/n259/mode/2up and https://archive.org/stream/atreatiseongram01goog#page/n297/mode/2up Also BD...
by Tony Pope
January 11th, 2019, 10:34 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25
Replies: 60
Views: 14097

Re: John 8:25

Textus Receptua and Nestle Aland both use ὅ τι Now the interesting thing to me is that the τι has no accent and therefore is an indefinite pronoun. So, how is ὅ τι to be translated? An Exegetical Summary of John 1-8[1] says this: TEXT—Some manuscripts read ὅ τι ‘that-which something’, others read ὅ...
by Tony Pope
January 4th, 2019, 3:31 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 2 Corinthians 1:11 - Middle semantics?
Replies: 7
Views: 3063

Re: 2 Corinthians 1:11 - Middle semantics?

Another, apparently simpler, possibility for the construction is suggested, for example in BDF §312.2 small print. In Shepherd of Hermas Similitudes 7.5 εὐχαριστεῖν is used in the active with an accusative object: καὶ τοῦτο εὐχαρίστει τῷ κυρίῳ [And give the Lord thanks for this], where τοῦτο refers ...

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