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by Jonathan Robie
June 30th, 2020, 4:11 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 2:3 - could missing antecedent be intentional?
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Mark 2:3 - could missing antecedent be intentional?

Mark 2:3 wrote:καὶ ἔρχονται φέροντες πρὸς αὐτὸν παραλυτικὸν αἰρόμενον ὑπὸ τεσσάρων.
The lack of an antecedent here is striking, especially when the people introduced with this verb are so important to the following dialog. Could this be intentional? If so, what do you think the purpose is?
by Jonathan Robie
June 23rd, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: main text of the NA28 in PDF?
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: main text of the NA28 in PDF?

And if you need a freely licensed text, they exist too. What do you want to do with the text?
by Jonathan Robie
June 14th, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi to all.
Replies: 4
Views: 596

Re: Hi to all.

This is the policy on names - we need a full name that identifies you, not just a first name. When you follow these steps, we will delete this post and approve further posts. Your user name, signature, and profile should clearly identify you. We do not allow anonymous membership on B-Greek, and we d...
by Jonathan Robie
June 11th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

Fascinating how many of these conceptual metaphors work across languages. Of course, many don't. If you've read Lakoff and Langacker and that gang, then I'm probably not telling you anything that you don't already know, but there is a reason why (some) metaphors work across languages, and that has ...
by Jonathan Robie
June 10th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἐν (τῷ) κόσμῳ
Replies: 20
Views: 1415

Re: ἐν (τῷ) κόσμῳ

I'd like to see a dissertation one of these days that examined definiteness in PP's at some point. Same here. I suspect that if we get the usage of the article right, it should basically fall into place, except for a set of more or less fixed adverbial expressions (an exception recognized by Bakker...
by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 10:00 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Translation of non-genitive / genitive Proper names
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Translation of non-genitive / genitive Proper names

I would agree, in that specific context, but of course the topic is kids and their parents, so yes that would be the go to. In the gospels they are just naming names with zero context, so it’s not really apples to apples. I ask for examples because I have seen a lot of these constructions in secula...
by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 6:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Translation of non-genitive / genitive Proper names
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Translation of non-genitive / genitive Proper names

If I heard Jonathan's Kathy, I would think wife or daughter. But probably wife. I wouldn’t think mother. Even if I knew Jonathan had a mother named Kathy I would still wonder if he got a new girl friend or had a baby. Well, I used to work in a daycare center. Most of the adults who came to pick up ...
by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 5:33 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

Robert S. Daniel wrote:
June 9th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Actually, now that I have looked at the glossary in my Nestle-Aland again, it gives Acts 21.27 as an instance of meaning "stirred up" which sounds like another extension of mixing.
Fascinating how many of these conceptual metaphors work across languages.

Of course, many don't.
by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1854

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

But this usage shows that the lexicon doesn't capture all the usages of the word that were in use at any given time. Of course not. How could it? People use language creatively to say new things all the time, or they use it playfully, or they use it to describe things that did not previously exist....
by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 1:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: Hi everyone

Welcome Adrian! And after you help us fix your name, please don't be shy about posting - the posts of newcomers are very important for this forum.

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