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by nathaniel j. erickson
August 26th, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Sim on the genitive absolute
Replies: 9
Views: 596

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: 1025

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: 1025

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: 551

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...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 9th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν
Replies: 8
Views: 551

Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν

Here is the text from page 316, lines 26 through page 317 line 2 with the part of most interest highlighted: “Καὶ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν πολλὰ, ἵνα μὴ ἀποστείλῃ αὐτοὺς ἔξω τῆς “χώρας,” ἢ εἰς τὴν ἄβυσσον ἀπελθεῖν, ὥς φησιν ὁ Λουκᾶς. ἡ γὰρ ἄβυσσος ἀναχώρησίς ἐστι τούτου τοῦ κόσμου. ἀξιοῦσι τοίνυν οἱ δαίμονες...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 6th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested

could anyone point me to a reasonably trustworthy source regarding the proper stroke order for writing Koine using a kalamos (reed pen)? It strikes me that "the proper stroke order" for writing would be dependent on a variety of factors, with the surface being written on and the person writing, bei...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 4th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check
Replies: 18
Views: 1177

Re: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check

To perhaps unpack with more detail some of the concerns that others have raised with your translation. 1. Your basic premise seems to be that since εἰς is translated as "into" more often than not in the KJV (which I would hazard the guess that this will also be true of any English translation of the...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 23rd, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

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

I'm wondering if anyone might have access to the Greek vorlage of the above-mentioned citation from Chrysostom's Homily 50 on gJohn? For any involved/interested in this discussion who don't have access to TLG, here is the page in Migne that it is on: https://books.google.com/books?id=czuFE42hAXoC&p...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 23rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 1092

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

John Chrysostom clearly believes this is a ‘diaspora of the Greeks’ in the literal (partitive) sense. I'm confused how a native speaker of Greek had an understanding that is so far from the modern consensus of Greek scholars. His opinion doesn't seem to warrant any consideration, for some reason. D...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 16th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Epistle to Diogenetus
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

Re: Epistle to Diogenetus

I've noticed that some higher literary texts really like to interleave (for want of a better word) their constituents, as I marked up with the colors below. I don't quite know what to make of it. It's not common in the NT, however. Markovic has a nice article on hyperbaton (Markovic, Daniel. “Hyper...

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