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by davidmccollough
April 7th, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT

Thank you very much. This has been very enlightening. It seems clear that the only way to successful understanding is voluminous reading of Greek texts!
Again, thank you!
by davidmccollough
April 7th, 2016, 1:34 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT

That makes sense. So Matt 27:5b καὶ ἀπελθὼν ἀπήγξατο is not intransitive, but absolute, or at least the object, himself, is implied - Judas hung (himself). If I was composing in Greek and I wished to write something intransitive, would I most naturally use the middle voice? Perhaps I'm looking for a...
by davidmccollough
April 7th, 2016, 12:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Re: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT

Thank you! Your help is much appreciated!
So if I have a verb that has no direct object, I would consider it intransitive. Is this intransitivity then marked by a middle ending?
by davidmccollough
April 7th, 2016, 8:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT
Replies: 9
Views: 766

Intransitivity and the Middle Voice in NT

Is intransitivity marked by the middle voice in Koine for all verbs or only for some, such as παυω?
by davidmccollough
March 31st, 2016, 4:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Intransitivity in 1 Cor 13:8
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Intransitivity in 1 Cor 13:8

Thank you both for your replies!
by davidmccollough
March 31st, 2016, 10:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Intransitivity in 1 Cor 13:8
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Intransitivity in 1 Cor 13:8

Is pausontai in 1 Cor 13:8 intransitive and if so, does this undermine the argument that tongues stopped by themselves before the arrival of "the perfect" because middle voice must mean "stop by, for themselves"?
by davidmccollough
June 10th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: repetition or omission of the preposition
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: repetition or omission of the preposition

Thank you very much! That makes a lot of sense.
by davidmccollough
June 10th, 2014, 12:44 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: repetition or omission of the preposition
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: repetition or omission of the preposition

Thank you,Wes. I think you are right with your analogy. David Sansone, approaching the problem from the angle of classical Greek, emphasizes that in a hendiadys, either term can be subordinated to the other. But, both concepts must be grasped at one time. Thus, to apply his principle to John 3:5, if...
by davidmccollough
June 10th, 2014, 10:54 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: repetition or omission of the preposition
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: repetition or omission of the preposition

Page numbers:

Nigel Turner, Syntax, 275.

A.T. Robertson, Grammar, 566.

Winer, Grammar, 419-420.
by davidmccollough
June 10th, 2014, 10:51 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: repetition or omission of the preposition
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

repetition or omission of the preposition

Does the non-repetition of a preposition followed by two nouns joined by καί require that the two nouns form a hendiadys? I am looking at John 3:5 γεννηθῇ ἐξ ὕδατος καὶ πνεύματος. Nigel Turner, Syntax, states that in John's gospel, he has 15 opportunities to repeat the preposition, but does so only ...