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by Barry Hofstetter
July 11th, 2011, 8:09 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 Cor. 11:12 and Col. 1:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1178

Re: 1 Cor. 11:12 and Col. 1:16

Thank you. I'm a novice here, I'm not familiar with unicode, and some of my questions will probably appear stupid. I apologize for that--but in a passage like Col. 1:16, is there any way to tell whether what follows τὰ πάντα is a subset of "all things,"" or a definition of the kinds of things in vi...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 11th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 1:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: Mark 1:27

Aren't "συζητειν προς εαυτους λεγοντας ..." and "ελθειν τα πετεινα του ουρανου ..." indirect statements, not only consequent to that which is before "ωστε"? I have always considered infinitives in indirect statements to be like aorists, thus I did not see any difference in aspect. For example, Matt...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2011, 8:59 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 1:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: Mark 1:27

Mark 1:27 καὶ ἐθαμβήθησαν ἅπαντες ὥστε συζητεῖν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς λέγοντας· τί ἐστιν τοῦτο; διδαχὴ καινὴ κατ᾽ ἐξουσίαν· καὶ τοῖς πνεύμασι τοῖς ἀκαθάρτοις ἐπιτάσσει, καὶ ὑπακούουσιν αὐτῷ. My question is about συζητεῖν. Is it permitted to label this an ingressive present? Wallace doesn't have this categor...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 10th, 2011, 12:28 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 1:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: Mark 1:27

Mark 1:27 καὶ ἐθαμβήθησαν ἅπαντες ὥστε συζητεῖν πρὸς ἑαυτοὺς λέγοντας· τί ἐστιν τοῦτο; διδαχὴ καινὴ κατ᾽ ἐξουσίαν· καὶ τοῖς πνεύμασι τοῖς ἀκαθάρτοις ἐπιτάσσει, καὶ ὑπακούουσιν αὐτῷ. My question is about συζητεῖν. Is it permitted to label this an ingressive present? Wallace doesn't have this categor...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Primary and Secondary Personal Endings
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: Primary and Secondary Personal Endings

IF knowing the paradigms enables a student to discern immediately what sense a given verb form (let's say, ἀπεκρίθην) indicates, then it works. But (a) I've had students who could parse ἀπεκρίθην as 1 sg. indic. aor. pass. and still had no idea what the form means , and (b) I've had students who co...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2011, 8:43 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Primary and Secondary Personal Endings
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: Primary and Secondary Personal Endings

But, alas, I’m told that it too is not helpful, not useful to anyone who has not already mastered the whole gamut of extant verb forms. I don’t believe memorization of paradigms is much help in learning to read Greek -- I’ve seen too many students who could recite the paradigms but couldn’t read Gr...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2011, 8:20 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 1:27
Replies: 14
Views: 3035

Re: Mark 1:27

ok call me crazy but I got to change my name and I can't find where to do it. can someone either delete my profile or tell me how to change it? sorry for the trouble It has to be done by an administrator. If you send me the info, either email or private message through the forum, I can do it. It wi...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 5th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Colossians 2:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1466

Re: Colossians 2:12

Based on what has been said about faith & God's working in the discourse, it seems more likely that the genitive is meant to relate faith & God's work/power in raising Christ from the dead. So, what seems clear is that just as God raised Christ from the dead, the same power is at work in raising th...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 5th, 2011, 5:23 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Deponent Verb in 2 Thess. 2:10
Replies: 14
Views: 5109

Re: Deponent Verb in 2 Thess. 2:10

Stephen is one of the few teachers of beginning Greek who has abandoned the time-cursed doctrine of “deponency.” But there are others, and I hope their number will grow. I’ve never bought into the proposition that “you have to lie a lot when you’re teaching a beginning language.” What is true is th...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 5th, 2011, 7:14 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Deponent Verb in 2 Thess. 2:10
Replies: 14
Views: 5109

Re: Deponent Verb in 2 Thess. 2:10

Classifying something as "deponent" isn't really helpful. It just means a middle-morphology verb whose active form is so rare or missing that you have to look it up under its middle form (here, δέχομαι) in the lexicon. The rubric "passive [or middle] in form but active in meaning" is also unhelpful...

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