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by Stirling Bartholomew
May 12th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1514

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

I wish that Zondervan would have the Basics of Verbal Aspect re-written by someone with a Greek verbal view. The field is slow to correct itself when major publishers push a book that mis-represents the issues. That would set a dangerous precedent. Think of how many NT Greek textbooks and reference...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 10th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

I'm not sure I would call it a sentence fragment, simply the main clause with the verb ἐστί or the equivalent understood from context . The expression understood from context is an umbrella covering a multitude of discourse scenarios. The fragment χρεία τῆς τῶν προειρημένων μνήμης doesn't suggest, ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 8th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

Barry, Εἰς δὲ τὴν περὶ τούτων διήγησιν, χρεία τῆς τῶν προειρημένων μνήμης· ἵνα καὶ τὴν αἰτίαν τῆς ἐν σώματι φανερώσεως τοῦ τοσούτου καὶ τηλικούτου πατρικοῦ Λόγου γνῶναι δυνηθῇς , Yes, we will sacrifice English literary elegance if we want to mirror what's going on in this paragraph. One of the first...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 7th, 2018, 2:45 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 792

Re: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

Is there a Critical Apparatus to this at all? I see that Archibald has omitted translating ὁ Σωτήρ/the saviour, so just wondering whether that's an oversight/purposeful omission. There are quite a few things in the translation that also don't add up, example: καὶ μὴ νομίσῃς ὅτι φύσεως ἀκολουθίᾳ σῶμ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 6th, 2018, 3:20 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation
Replies: 8
Views: 792

discorse: Athanasius On the incarnation

I'm currently reading very slowly through Athanasius On the incarnation . The paragraph quoted below presents a modest level of challenge for anyone studying discourse analysis. I got started on it and thought it would be more fun to have others take a look at it. Athanasius on the incarnation 1.3 Ε...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 4th, 2018, 1:38 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

Most of all, I am interested in potentially valid translations, regardless of what labels they might or might not carry. So I am wondering if the dative could reasonably be translated as "by the devil and his angels" or "by means of the devil and his angels." And yes, I am primarily interested in t...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 3rd, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

I realize, I didn't really answer that question that was asked. Someone else can to do that. I'm simply affirming the conclusions reflected in the translations I have on hand. These translations probably reflect exegetical and theological reasoning. Probably the easiest answer is a lack of prepositi...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 3rd, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 866

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

εἰς τὸ πῦρ τὸ αἰώνιον τὸ ἡτοιμασμένον τῷ διαβόλῳ καὶ τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ. Is it possible that the dative is "Dative of Means" or "Dative of Agency"? Yes, I know that the devil and his angels are not "creative." They pervert, twist, and destroy. But could it be that the everlasting fire was not prep...
by Stirling Bartholomew
May 1st, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Linking the Words Συντέλεια and Πέρας With the English Translation
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Linking the Words Συντέλεια and Πέρας With the English Translation

I am familiar with the meanings of the words συντέλεια and πέρας. Since the words are synonymous and each of them can be rendered either as “end” or “conclusion,” I need to know how to correctly link the Greek text with the English translation Having reviewed Lampe, BDAG, L&N, LEH, Grimm-Thayer ......
by Stirling Bartholomew
April 30th, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Linking the Words Συντέλεια and Πέρας With the English Translation
Replies: 8
Views: 631

Re: Linking the Words Συντέλεια and Πέρας With the English Translation

Homilies on the First Letter to the Thessalonians, excerpt from homily 9: τί τοῦτο πρὸς ἡμᾶς; οὐχὶ ἑκάστῳ ἡ συντέλεια τὸ τῆς αὐτοῦ ζωῆς πέρας ἐστί.” Translation from Philip Schaff’s Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series 1, Volume 13: "... what is this to us? Is not the end of his own life the cons...