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by Stephen Nelson
May 16th, 2020, 1:45 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)

For the Hebrew, I think it is using this sense (taken from SDBH): הֶחֱזִיק חזק (ḥzq) 3 causative action whereby humans or deities cause humans and objects to be strong in a physical, political, or military sense. (73)Glosses: to strengthen; to give strength, to fortify; to repair; to let prevail Fo...
by Stephen Nelson
May 12th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)

The verb "κατέχω" is used in 2 LXX Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3:4-32), presumably, to render the Hebrew “חָזַק” (chazaq) - strength. This is supposed to be in reference to 'repairing' - '(re)building' - the walls of Jerusalem. "Repair" seems to be rather universal in English translations across the bo...
by Stephen Nelson
May 1st, 2020, 1:41 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Help finding Ernest Burton's citation in Commentary on Galatians - (see Th. εἰ, III 8 c β...)
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Re: Help finding Ernest Burton's citation in Commentary on Galatians - (see Th. εἰ, III 8 c β...)

Thank you so much! It says: on Gal. 1:19 see Iakōbos If it's not too much trouble (and you're able to simply copy & paste text from Logos, for example), would you mind giving me that citation from 'Iakōbos' as well - in realtion to Gal 1:19? If it's any trouble, don't worry about it. Thanks again!
by Stephen Nelson
April 30th, 2020, 7:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Help finding Ernest Burton's citation in Commentary on Galatians - (see Th. εἰ, III 8 c β...)
Replies: 3
Views: 712

Help finding Ernest Burton's citation in Commentary on Galatians - (see Th. εἰ, III 8 c β...)

In Ernest Burton's Commentary on Galatians pg 60-61, in a discussion on the conditional syntax of Galatians 1:19 (εἰ μή), he has gives the following citation: Either is in accordance with usage (see Th. εἰ, III 8 c β, and such cases as Lk. 4:26,27 Rom. II:15, etc.). I can't figure out what Th. ΙΙΙ 8...
by Stephen Nelson
January 30th, 2020, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 88
Views: 48607

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

About a week ago, I was talking to my colleague in Greek. I told him how I had been busy and worrying about a big meeting. I was preparing hard at the time. Then I wanted to say something like this, "But before the meeting, I will have everything prepared." Mind you, I was not thinking this in Engl...
by Stephen Nelson
January 19th, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 6904

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

I only recently discovered this video presentation, which gives a rather balanced perspective on ancient color theory: https://youtu.be/hE4T-pfU5wc At the 4:00 minute mark the presenter quotes Odyssey 9.465 as describing "purple sheep". Does anyone know where this so-called 'purple' reference is act...
by Stephen Nelson
January 18th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 6904

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

This on topic article seems to be causing some controversy online: https://www.greecehighdefinition.com/blog/2019/4/7/is-it-true-that-the-ancient-greeks-could-not-see-blue-until-modern-times-?fbclid=IwAR0Jo-NzoepUQxVpz5RBeDi9Q3Lql2ucMlApZzHRDBIZhAuV0HBACDZgLTQ The title says it all - " Is it true th...
by Stephen Nelson
January 13th, 2020, 5:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 6904

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

For example, the only blue they would see is the sky or lapis lazuli, both of which could be called "sky" or "lapis lazuli" straight up... who needs a color name for it? That's interesting. I also found this video rather entertaining and informative - https://youtu.be/NVhA18_dmg0 It seems like, eve...
by Stephen Nelson
December 31st, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 35
Views: 6904

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Based on various descriptions in the Gospels of the ᾽red/purple᾽ robe that the Romans temporarily put on Jesus prior to His crucifixion (in light of other valid examples of these colors in Greek), is it safe to conclude that "scarlet" (κόκκινον) and “purple” (πορφύρα/πορφυροῦν) were quite distinct a...

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