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by Stirling Bartholomew
December 15th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

I came across a similar observation in David Bentley Hart's preface to his new translation; he makes a similar observation, attributing it to the John's own limited command of Greek: Even the Gospel of John, perhaps the most structurally and symbolically sophisticated religious text to have come do...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 12th, 2017, 5:21 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Laudator Temporis Acti has a big quotation from Jeffrey B. Gibson on Ancient Unease with Lead Us Not Into Temptation . Thanks for posting this. Those of us who've been around for a while recall Jeffrey B. Gibson doing a long series of research projects regarding historical and philological aspects ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 12th, 2017, 1:17 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1233

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

Coming late to the conversation, but this topic intrigues me. More than once I've read about the Iconicity Principle, specifically the Proximity principle: conceptual distance tends to match with linguistic distance ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iconicity ) or The principle of “iconicity of conti...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 11th, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: St. Irenaeus, Τειταν & 666
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: St. Irenaeus, Τειταν & 666

Here are a couple of web citations from David Aune, Page 770. Source: http://cranfordville.com/BIC/BIC_v32/RS_34_13_11-18_CRBS.pdf “The ancient Christian commentators speculated on the name that might fit this numerical code. The earliest attempt to solve the riddle of 666 in Rev 13:18 was that of I...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 11th, 2017, 9:48 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: St. Irenaeus, Τειταν & 666
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: St. Irenaeus, Τειταν & 666

This probably isn't going to help you. The string "Τειταν" is found: Hippolytus Scr. Eccl., De antichristo Section 50, line 11 μὲν οὖν τοῦ ὀνόματος αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἔστιν ἡμῖν τοσοῦτον τὸ ἀκριβὲς ἐξειπεῖν, ὡς ἐνενόησε καὶ ἐδιδάχθη περὶ αὐτοῦ ὁ μακάριος Ἰωάννης, ὅσον μόνον ὑπονοῆσαι· ἀναφανέντος γὰρ αὐτοῦ δ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 7th, 2017, 4:29 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ

Applying intertextuality Read: Luke 11:3 τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δίδου ἡμῖν τὸ καθ᾿ ἡμέραν · in light of in light of: τὸ καθ' ἡμέραν δεῖπνον Plutarchus τὸ καθ' ἡμέραν διαίτημα Aristoteles δῐαίτ-ημα, ατος, τό, mostly in pl., food, diet, Hp.VM13; sustenance, provisions, X.Mem.1.6.5: in sg., δ. τὸ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 7th, 2017, 3:44 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ

Hi Stirling, I may be slanted towards the SFL approach as I am taking SFL sessions with someone. Also, I am in the Porter camp on the question of verbal aspect, although more tentatively now than in the past Each of your examples use the article, are you arguing that it is therefore not meaningful?...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 7th, 2017, 3:40 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ

Compare: Luke 11:3 τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δίδου ἡμῖν τὸ καθ᾿ ἡμέραν · Ex. 16:4 εἶπεν δὲ κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν Ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ ὕω ὑμῖν ἄρτους ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, καὶ ἐξελεύσεται ὁ λαὸς καὶ συλλέξουσιν τὸ τῆς ἡμέρας εἰς ἡμέραν , ὅπως πειράσω αὐτοὺς εἰ πορεύσονται τῷ νόμῳ μου ἢ οὔ· Ex. 16:5 καὶ ἔσται τῇ ἡμέρᾳ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 7th, 2017, 3:30 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ

I am reticent to ascribe meaninglessness to something where an author had a choice to use it or not. Not sure whether the mantra of choice=meaning is a valid one, but the author here has used a more complex phrase than he needed to if it were simply meaningless. I believe this was something like a ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
December 6th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

The distinction between agency and instrumentality is a somewhat arbitrary construction imposed upon the data by the grammarian in an attempt to analyze the semantic features. There's nothing wrong with doing this as long as you understand that mathematical precision is not obtainable[1]. One way of...