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by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Ισαακ or Ισακ
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Ισαακ or Ισακ

That double vowel (as used in the mas of Greek Mss.) would have resulted in the name (like in some Itala Mss.) Isahak (just like Abraham). Cool! That makes sense. I'm not sure I would describe it as a double vowel, but I can see how that transliteration would come to be. I'm a newbie at Hebrew, but...
by Jonathan Robie
June 9th, 2020, 9:15 am
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Diogenes 4.4 - supported reading and searching of Greek and Latin Texts
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Diogenes 4.4 - supported reading and searching of Greek and Latin Texts

Nice. The Web version gives access to lots of good material. I downloaded the Mac version, and it does not let me download and use these same texts. And it isn't signed. Any chance you could make that work for people like me who read things offline sometimes? And any chance the LSJ references could ...
by Jonathan Robie
June 8th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

You will find me quite sympathetic here, and other examples include parallels in the shipwreck mini-epic of Acts 27 with both the Aeneid and the Odyssey. But that's way beyond your scope here, and with lexical usage, not really so much, particularly since the meaning rendered by most translations g...
by Jonathan Robie
June 8th, 2020, 1:41 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Ισαακ or Ισακ
Replies: 7
Views: 652

Re: Ισαακ or Ισακ

If we're going to make a game out of it, then I would do this: יִ = Ι צ = τσ ח = χ ָ = α ק = κ יִצְחַק = Ἰτσχάκ As it is, sigma was used to transliterate most of the sibilants (even if it was ts [ṣ] or sh [š]), both ה and ח were often ignored, and the guttural coloring of the vowel might easy be co...
by Jonathan Robie
June 6th, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Typing Practice Tool Online Now
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: Typing Practice Tool Online Now

Nice.

For broader consumption, maybe checking would be useful. But it's useful as is. And having people paste in the practice text is a clever way to avoid copyright issues.
by Jonathan Robie
June 6th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

Another point I'd like to make with both of you guys, that also might be considered off-topic, so I'll just mention it. It is that authors aren't necessarily constrained by established usage of a word. They can bring new meanings into words (or resurrect dead meanings, I would think). I've been thi...
by Jonathan Robie
June 4th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

Sometimes the original, once-primary meaning gets lost. In English, most of us have lost the original primary meaning of the word "confused", the original primary meaning of "mixed up" is still available to us, but we are more likely to say "mixed" instead of "mixed up" if that's what we mean in or...
by Jonathan Robie
June 2nd, 2020, 4:59 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6
Replies: 29
Views: 1992

Re: συνεχύθη in Acts 2.6

First, though, would you mind telling me how to cut and paste with the yellowish background like you guys are doing? Use the "quote" button up above in the editing window. Or when you first reply to a post, reply using the quote button in the upper right of the message. In the passage quoted as Gen...
by Jonathan Robie
June 2nd, 2020, 4:13 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Peters' Thesis: The Greek Article
Replies: 24
Views: 13528

Re: Peters' Thesis: The Greek Article

Now, I haven't read Peters so I want to be cautious, but what I saw in Wallace's review was a number of rather factual points (e.g., failure to interact with significant scholarship on the issue). To dismiss the review as "the traditional view" by writing a philosophy paper rather than specifically...
by Jonathan Robie
June 1st, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Luther's translation of αἰών/αἰώνιος
Replies: 20
Views: 1592

Re: Luther's translation of αἰών/αἰώνιος

This thread isn't heading in the direction of trying to understand anything about the Greek text. If the thread is to continue, it needs to move quickly in that direction. if not, I will lock it.

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