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by MAubrey
October 19th, 2020, 10:59 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13

ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι is both the location and the instrument, which is the natural default for verbs of washing: "in" and "with" are blended together into a single frame. Treating πνεύματι as an agent here is incorrect...and that's true generally for ἐν πνεύματι, there's inevitably s...
by MAubrey
September 13th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Lappenga and Downs on word meanings
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: Lappenga and Downs on word meanings

What any given group of people believe about how words mean doesn't necessarily contribute anything about how words actually mean. Folk semantics is almost inevitably distinct from actual usage.

Downs' "Ambiguity, Ancient Semantics, and Faith" is a very strange essay.
by MAubrey
September 11th, 2020, 5:56 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13
Replies: 18
Views: 1899

Re: ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι Agent, Instrument, Sphere? I Corinthians 12:13

ἐν ἑνὶ πνεύματι is both the location and the instrument, which is the natural default for verbs of washing: "in" and "with" are blended together into a single frame. Treating πνεύματι as an agent here is incorrect...and that's true generally for ἐν πνεύματι, there's inevitably so...
by MAubrey
August 17th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: What is the function of ἐν in Galatians 3:12?
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

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

Just translate it 'in'. When I read it as "in" it does not communicate any meaning to me, at least not an unambiguous meaning. What does "in" communicate to you in this context? That the things a person are the domain metaphorical container *in which* they live. You live differe...
by MAubrey
August 4th, 2020, 2:01 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: In Habakkuk 2:4 LXX, what does ἐκ πίστεώς μου tell us?
Replies: 11
Views: 1942

Re: In Habakkuk 2:4 LXX, what does ἐκ πίστεώς μου tell us?

Actually, it's still a bit mysterious to me. I would have expected Paul or have a cook (spell checker's take on Habakkuk) to have used dia and that's how most translate it). What does ek tell us here? Well the two avenues you'd need to pursue here would be (1) How is ἐκ used with ζάω normally? (2) ...
by MAubrey
July 25th, 2020, 9:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings

Fontes Press seem to be on a roll with the discourse studies - here is one upcoming on 1 peter by Starwalt. Perhaps a book length treatment of his chapter in Scacewater's book? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Discourse-Analysis-Peter-Studies-Koine/dp/1948048345/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=greek+parti...
by MAubrey
July 25th, 2020, 9:48 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: The Perfect Storm - October release?
Replies: 2
Views: 649

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 deb...
by MAubrey
July 24th, 2020, 8:49 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings

Well, I guess I should say then, I personally don't know what I would have done with a more descriptive title!
by MAubrey
July 23rd, 2020, 3:58 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Todd Scacewater - Discourse Analysis of the New Testament Writings

Matthew Longhorn wrote: July 14th, 2020, 1:58 am Not the most descriptive titles, but nice to see the contributors, thanks.
Everyone is commenting on the discourse structure of book of the NT they have assigned. I'm not sure what a more descriptive title would really be.

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