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by Barry Hofstetter
May 24th, 2021, 1:09 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: The meaning of Hebrews 4:15b
Replies: 27
Views: 1563

Re: The meaning of Hebrews 4:15b

Jeffrey, I don't think that's a necessary inference from καθ' ὁμοιότητα, which bears a sense something like "just like us." I don't think present struggles are excluded, but it speaks to the broad range of human experience. Christ is like us, apart from sin.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 23rd, 2021, 7:50 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Weekend Papyrus 5-21-2021
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: The Weekend Papyrus 5-21-2021

Additionally, the syntax change, if the text is correctly read, τοῦ γναφέως ὁ συνεργαζόμενος, should remind us of Rev 1:5

 καὶ ἀπὸ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, ὁ μάρτυς, ὁ πιστός, ὁ πρωτότοκος τῶν νεκρῶν καὶ ὁ ἄρχων τῶν βασιλέων τῆς γῆς...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 22nd, 2021, 6:00 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Weekend Papyrus 5-21-2021
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: The Weekend Papyrus 5-21-2021

Hi Barry, I am having a little trouble with the sense of χρείαν combined with κατέχω later. Am correct in understanding that he is holding Serenos pending payment of a debt ? My initial reading was more about having a need for him, but that does not seem consonant with κατέχω. But perhaps I am miss...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 21st, 2021, 10:14 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Weekend Papyrus
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: The Weekend Papyrus

Thanx for posting these Barry, I enjoy seeing them. A have a few questions which hopefully might set me right on a few points. Is καταλείπιν a misspelling for καταλιπεῖν ? I cannot find the writer's spelling in anything I have. Likewise λανβάνων looks like it should be λαμβάνων, though here I would...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 21st, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Weekend Papyrus 5-21-2021
Replies: 5
Views: 527

The Weekend Papyrus 5-21-2021

This is fairly simple and straightforward. Enjoy. 1 Ἁτρῆς Ἡρᾶτι τῷ ἀδελφῷ χαίρειν. 2 καθὼς ἐνετείλω μοι περὶ Σερήνου 3 τοῦ γναφέως ὁ συνεργαζόμενος μετὰ 4 Φιλέου, εἰ μὲν χρείαν αὐτοῦ ἔχεις πέμ- 5 ψον ὑπηρέτην ἐπʼ αὐτὸν σήμερον, ἥτις 6 ἐστὶν ιθ. {ἐπεὶ γὰρ ἐγὼ αὐτὸν κατέχω} ἀλ〈λ〉ʼ ὅ- 7 ρα μὴ ἀμελήσῃς,...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 20th, 2021, 6:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 2 Cor 4:4 the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or the light of the glorious gospel of Christ?
Replies: 7
Views: 779

Re: 2 Cor 4:4 the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ or the light of the glorious gospel of Christ?

I've always read τῆς δοξῆς here as almost purely adjectival, so that "the glorious gospel" captures the sense best in English.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: προσανέθεντο (Gal 2:6)
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: προσανέθεντο (Gal 2:6)

Gregory Hartzler-Miller wrote: May 19th, 2021, 12:54 pm If in Gal 1:16
οὐ προσανεθέμην σαρκὶ καὶ αἵματι
...I did not consult with flesh and blood

Why not similarly in Gal 2:6?
ἐμοὶ γὰρ οἱ δοκοῦντες οὐδὲν προσανέθεντο
...the recognized ones did not consult with me
Could you clarify precisely what you are asking? It's not clear to me, at least.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2021, 9:16 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Acts 17:16-34
Replies: 0
Views: 832

Acts 17:16-34

A few thoughts from my "devotional" GNT reading this morning: I find Acts 17:16-34 fascinating for a number of reasons, but in reading through it this morning was struck by the vocabulary that the "philosophers" used to describe their initial impression of Paul. Specifically: σπε...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 18th, 2021, 2:17 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: How to study languages
Replies: 7
Views: 910

Re: How to study languages

Matthew, having spent some time with you reading Josephus, your Greek is at least at an intermediate level, so what you have been doing has borne at least some fruit! But the answer is to pursue it systematically. Teaching grammars with graded readings and exercises present just such systematic appr...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 17th, 2021, 11:48 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Weekend Papyrus
Replies: 6
Views: 766

Re: The Weekend Papyrus

MAubrey wrote: May 17th, 2021, 11:27 am That's quite an initial greeting there.

I, Kyrillos, greet you.
And notice the use of the optative χαίροις instead of the more usual χαῖρε.

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