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by nathaniel j. erickson
April 12th, 2020, 8:53 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Good discussion of predicate nominals?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Re: Good discussion of predicate nominals?

Barry wrote: Acts 26:5 I would classify as an appositive with the understood subject of the verb I would certainly consider apposition a strong possibility, and most likely the right understanding, here. I have been trying to parse out the difference between the two in instances like this. Your not...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 11th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Good discussion of predicate nominals?
Replies: 8
Views: 866

Good discussion of predicate nominals?

I was reading Apocalypse of Esdras and came across 4.36: καὶ οἱ νεκροὶ ἀναστήσονται ἄφθαρτοι Another example of this predicate nominal with a non-copulative verb that I have logged away is Acts 26.5: ὅτι κατὰ τὴν ἀκριβεστάτην αἵρεσιν τῆς ἡμετέρας θρησκείας ἔζησα Φαρισαῖος. They're not particularly c...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 5th, 2020, 11:00 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: 2 Cor 1:3 articulation within a Granville-Sharp construction
Replies: 19
Views: 1506

Re: 2 Cor 1:3 articulation within a Granville-Sharp construction

Or maybe it's because people who read tons of Greek outside of the NT don't really need a special rule to explain it. I understood it intuitively long before I was exposed to Sharp. As far as I can tell, the reason Granville-Sharp gets talked about in "NT" Greek discussions so much is because NT sc...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 4th, 2020, 8:19 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Philippians 2:10 what is the function of ἐν?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: In Philippians 2:10 what is the function of ἐν?

I don't know what exactly you mean by "attending circumstance." The main event is clearly "every knee will bow and tongue confess that..." You can think of the phrase "at the name of Jesus" as a sort of conceptual glue that holds things together in a clear and explicit way. 1. vv. 6-8: Jesus is humb...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 4th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Philippians 2:10 what is the function of ἐν?
Replies: 4
Views: 498

Re: In Philippians 2:10 what is the function of ἐν?

Regarding the second part of your question: I skimmed through the cited paper and am having trouble understanding what relevance it has to this passage. The phrase ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι Ἰησοῦ is primarily serving to specify how the content of the ἵνα clause relates to the preceding context. The repetition o...
by nathaniel j. erickson
April 2nd, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rev. 22:19 Tree or Trees.
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: Rev. 22:19 Tree or Trees.

ξύλον can occasionally have a collective sense when it is used to refer to wood in the sense of "lumber, building material." Habakkuk 2.11 seems to have this idea: διότι λίθος ἐκ τοίχου βοήσεται, καὶ κάνθαρος ἐκ ξύλου φθέγξεται αὐτά ("For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beetle out of th...
by nathaniel j. erickson
March 17th, 2020, 10:20 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Interchange of Future and Aorist Participle?
Replies: 6
Views: 643

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 nathaniel j. erickson
March 16th, 2020, 2:25 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Interchange of Future and Aorist Participle?
Replies: 6
Views: 643

Interchange of Future and Aorist Participle?

In Martyrdom of Peter I have found the following passage where a future participle is present in the text (Accordance module, which is from the Bonnet Acta Apostolorum Apocrypha, 3 vols, Leipzig: 1891-1903) serving what appears to be a the normal function of an aorist participle: MPeter 3.2 Ὁ δὲ Πέτ...
by nathaniel j. erickson
February 9th, 2019, 12:40 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 20536

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Since Dirk's notebook provides the code but not the data, I decided to post the data separately. And that somehow turned into a blog post, which you can read here: Minimal Pairs for Greek and Hebrew Thanks again to Dirk for his solution! This list is hugely useful. I was just starting to put togeth...
by nathaniel j. erickson
May 20th, 2016, 9:05 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: τα παραλειπομενα ιερεμιου 1.3: προ του
Replies: 9
Views: 3104

τα παραλειπομενα ιερεμιου 1.3: προ του

I was reading "the omissions of Jeremiah" (as the text stands here http://ocp.stfx.ca/ ) and came across a usage I found strikingly odd. 1.3 reads: νῦν οὖν ἀναστάντες ἐξέλθατε πρὸ τοῦ ἡ δύναμις τῶν Χαλδαίων κυκλώσει αὐτή. Its meaning is patently obvious--before the army of the Babylonians surrounds ...

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