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by Bryant J. Williams III
March 23rd, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ancient Greek Literary Style: Bicolon, Tricolon, Isocolon
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Ancient Greek Literary Style: Bicolon, Tricolon, Isocolon

Read the following on Exegetical Tools regarding a New Commentary on Ephesians by S. M. Baugh, Baugh This started with Eph 1:3-14. Most commentators notice this is one "sentence" in Greek and some treat it as if Paul is being undisciplined and too wordy here. My notion was to ask how the original au...
by Bryant J. Williams III
April 5th, 2015, 3:37 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: aorist participles
Replies: 27
Views: 2749

Re: aorist participles

Dear GRogers, Having been a Basketball Official for 24 yrs (3500 games) when I retired in 2010 I always remember this rule of thumb, "Know your definitions; when in doubt check the Case Book." Now, the High School Rule Book consisted of many different rules (10 and broken down from there), but Rule ...
by Bryant J. Williams III
October 24th, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: εἷς ἐστὶν ὁ θεός
Replies: 9
Views: 1984

Re: εἷς ἐστὶν ὁ θεός

Dear Alan, There is also Rodney J. Decker's, Koine Greek Reader that has as his translation on page 216, "M.1.1. First of all, believe that God is one, ..." James 2:19 is the immediate reference εἷς ἐστὶν ὁ θεός as Ken Penner has also stated. See the following examples: Matthew 19:17, Εἷς ἐστιν ὁ ἀγ...
by Bryant J. Williams III
April 26th, 2014, 11:08 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: εγω ειμι
Replies: 7
Views: 4306

Re: εγω ειμι

Dear Barry, Your welcome. BTW, I wonder how this would fit in the discussion regarding the authorship of John and Revelation since the same phrases are being used in both books? The above question is just for thought since it could be construed to be against Forum Guidelines, but if some one wishes ...
by Bryant J. Williams III
April 25th, 2014, 6:57 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: εγω ειμι
Replies: 7
Views: 4306

Re: εγω ειμι

Dear Barry, Thanks for the comments. Now regarding ὁ ὢν. Besides Exodus 3:14 whereit is found 2x, it is also found in I Kings 16:22 (regarding the followers of Omri). Matt 12:30 ὁ μὴ ὢν μετ’ ἐμοῦ κατ’ ἐμοῦ ἐστιν, καὶ ὁ μὴ συνάγων μετ’ ἐμοῦ σκορπίζει. Luke 11:23 Ὁ μὴ ὢν μετ’ ἐμοῦ κατ’ ἐμοῦ ἐστιν, καὶ...
by Bryant J. Williams III
April 20th, 2014, 11:26 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: εγω ειμι
Replies: 7
Views: 4306

Re: εγω ειμι

Dear Alan, It is interesting that the first use of εγω ειμι is found in Genesis 4:9 LXX on the lips of Cain in response to God's question about the whereabouts of Abel: καὶ εἶπεν ὁ θεὸς πρὸς Καιν Ποῦ ἐστιν Αβελ ὁ ἀδελφός σου; ὁ δὲ εἶπεν Οὐ γινώσκω, μὴ φύλαξ τοῦ ἀδελφοῦ μού εἰμι ἐγώ; Now, Ex. 3:14 an...
by Bryant J. Williams III
December 8th, 2013, 3:05 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: THE or A Messiah - Joh 4,25
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: THE or A Messiah - Joh 4,25

Dear Peter, The noun, Μεσίας, is used as a definite noun and should have the article. This is further clarified by Jesus Himself when He says, "λέγει αὐτῇ ὁ Ἰησοῦς· ἐγώ εἰμι, ὁ λαλῶν σοι ," Carl has also given the corresponding lexical data as well. I would also highly recommend the following articl...
by Bryant J. Williams III
November 20th, 2013, 2:56 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: αρσενοκοιτης and ανδροκοιτης
Replies: 6
Views: 2103

Re: αρσενοκοιτης and ανδροκοιτης

I would recommend the following: http://www.chrys-caragounis.com/Popular ... erotic.pdf. The 126 pages is well-written and covers a lot of ground.

En Xristwi,

Rev. Bryant J. Williams III
by Bryant J. Williams III
June 30th, 2013, 11:58 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 2:5-9 in NIV - αὐτόν as "them"
Replies: 17
Views: 19462

Re: Heb 2:5-9 in NIV - αὐτόν as "them"

Dear Shirley, Fortunately, I did not go there. I preferred not to "rest on my laurels" too much now (pun intended) :lol: I did asked them what a "good luck charm" was and the like. They answered the question with excellent questions. The we talked about Saul and how the people rejected God and got w...
by Bryant J. Williams III
June 29th, 2013, 11:04 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 2:5-9 in NIV - αὐτόν as "them"
Replies: 17
Views: 19462

Re: Heb 2:5-9 in NIV - αὐτόν as "them"

Dear Jason, Sorry for the late reply. Preparing to teach Children's Church this Sunday. That is going to be interesting teaching K-5 on the capturing of the Ark of the Covenant and King Saul. Regarding the quote from Psalms. It should be translated as consistent with the Hebrew wording when translat...