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by Jonathan Robie
August 13th, 2020, 5:14 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

What does "by" suggest in that context? Probably better to ask what ἐν means in that context. Greek prepositions do not map cleanly onto English prepositions. How do you understand ἐν in these verses? Ὑμεῖς ἐστε τὸ ἅλας τῆς γῆς· ἐὰν δὲ τὸ ἅλας μωρανθῇ, ἐν τίνι ἁλισθήσεται; εἰς οὐδὲν ἰσχύει ἔτι εἰ μ...
by Jonathan Robie
August 13th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?

The first time I read that, I thought "by". I went and looked at translations, and several of them seem to translate this as "by". By obedience to the laws, he shall live.
by Jonathan Robie
August 10th, 2020, 1:49 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Has anyone tried to group NT texts by a commonality of writing style among disparate NT authors?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Has anyone tried to group NT texts by a commonality of writing style among disparate NT authors?

Wow! That is an awesome tool. That would absolutely be exactly what I'm seeking, but for koine. What a day we are living in! I think it could be used for Koine. The hardest part, really, is coming up with a measure and a statistical model for comparison. You can, say, compare even chapters to odd c...
by Jonathan Robie
August 10th, 2020, 1:06 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Has anyone tried to group NT texts by a commonality of writing style among disparate NT authors?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Has anyone tried to group NT texts by a commonality of writing style among disparate NT authors?

Has anyone tried to group NT texts by a commonality of writing style among disparate NT authors? Yes, I have seen that analysis done in a couple of different ways, but I do not have any reference handy. The last one I remember seeing at SBL a few years ago was done based on syntax patterns. I was v...
by Jonathan Robie
August 7th, 2020, 8:15 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: GOSPEL FRAGMENT OXYRHYNCHUS PAPYRUS №1224 (50-150 AD) Questions
Replies: 5
Views: 5918

Re: GOSPEL FRAGMENT OXYRHYNCHUS PAPYRUS №1224 (50-150 AD) Questions

"dated solely on the basis of paleography ... which I understand to be perhaps just a notch ahead of pseudoscience in terms of reliability. Hey Bill, may I quote you? :D Maybe in less blunt terms, I sort of share your opinion when all I find for a given papyrus is that it "was dated paleographicall...
by Jonathan Robie
August 6th, 2020, 8:54 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested
Replies: 10
Views: 657

Re: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested

Interesting! I don't know where to find these instructions, I would also be curious. I'd add this, though: given your goals, you should probably learn about wax tablets, too. I have not read any of these beyond a quick browse, but they might be worth checking out: Greek Paleography: Introduction to ...
by Jonathan Robie
August 5th, 2020, 11:42 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Adverbs
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: Adverbs

mmorris wrote:
August 5th, 2020, 8:36 am
One other follow up question.

Can an adverb modify a participle?
Yes, and it can also modify an infinitive. Here's an example:
Matt.1.19 wrote:Ἰωσὴφ δὲ ὁ ἀνὴρ αὐτῆς, δίκαιος ὢν καὶ μὴ θέλων αὐτὴν δειγματίσαι, ἐβουλήθη λάθρᾳ ἀπολῦσαι αὐτήν.
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2020, 10:01 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Evangelist and Bible translator
Replies: 6
Views: 633

Re: Evangelist and Bible translator

Hi Jonathan Robie, that is a lot of strawmen you erect. I didn't say SIL and Biblica are the same organization, or that SIL is responsible for the NIV, or that B-Greek is a forum for discussions of "best translation", "best critical text", etc. I mentioned my concern about SIL because you spoke of ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 24th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Perfect Storm - October release?
Replies: 2
Views: 377

Re: The Perfect Storm - October release?

From the Amazon blurb: Nowhere are the chaotic debates surrounding contemporary aspect theory more heated than in discussions of the theory's application to Hellenistic Greek, and especially its understanding of the semantics of the Greek perfect tense. I haven't been hearing heated and chaotic deba...

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