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by Stirling Bartholomew
January 19th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: 1Thess 3:13

Mat 24:27 ὥσπερ γὰρ ἡ ἀστραπὴ ἐξέρχεται ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν καὶ φαίνεται ἕως δυσμῶν , οὕτως ἔσται ἡ παρουσία τοῦ υἱοῦ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου· 28 ὅπου ἐὰν ᾖ τὸ πτῶμα, ἐκεῖ συναχθήσονται οἱ ἀετοί. Scott, I just read the Olivet discourse in Matthew 24 in NA27 with your question in mind. Seems to me 1Thess 3:13 can hard...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 18th, 2018, 7:22 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος

After looking through Rod Decker's classifications and sub-classifications[1] for participles, Margaret Sim's comments cited in Straub seem to apply somewhat to Decker's analysis. Margaret Sim put the ax to the root of the tree. Straub[2] " Underdeterminacy " cites Margaret Sim She argues that in Gr...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 18th, 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος

I looked over Straub's paper. It was really helpful. Kind of exhaustive, but very helpful. Straub identifies himself as a student of the late Rodney J. Decker. I found a few pages on Decker's site ntresources addressing the question: How to identify the function of participles in New Testament. He ...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 17th, 2018, 2:44 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος

"Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ θεοῦ , ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης·" The highlighted text is used to identify the referent of Ἰωάννης, a very common name[1] in the historical setting. ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ θεοῦ is a significant distinguishing characteristic of John the Baptist. [1] See Richard Bauckham's res...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 17th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: John 1:6 Questions about the participle ἀπεσταλμένος

"Ἐγένετο ἄνθρωπος ἀπεσταλμένος παρὰ θεοῦ, ὄνομα αὐτῷ Ἰωάννης·" ἀπεσταλμένος is adjectival with ἄνθρωπος, they are both nominative masculine singular. The discourse articulation of this sentence is presentational . John the Baptist is being introduced for the first time in the narrative. A student pa...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 14th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

A mishmash of other possibly relevant bibliography Thank you Ken. Last week I found a plethora of portable documents (PDF) addressing Biblical Hebrew poetry. Two that stand out: Retaining and Transcending The Classical Description of Ancient Hebrew Verse* John F. Hobbins 2007 Identifying Poetic Fea...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 10th, 2018, 7:59 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance theory
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Relevance theory

Matthew,

In 2004 there was a rather long thread on this posted at b-Hebrew. You might find it amusing if not enlightening.

Participants in the thread include Reinier de Blois, Peter Kirk, and several others.

https://lists.ibiblio.org/pipermail/b-h ... 20323.html
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 9th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

Finished Holmstedt's article. Seems to me he is employing "apposition" as a metaphor rather than a syntax category. What more traditional analysis referred to as parallel elements in poetry, Holmstedt now analyzes as a pattern somehow deemed to be similar (??) to a noun (nominal) constituent followe...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 9th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

Holmstedt[1] defines “Parallelism” as a syntactic binary opposition between Apposition // Non-Apposition . He appears to be focusing on this as a central syntactic feature of Hebrew poetry. But you will notice in his description, this feature is impossible to identify without getting deeply embroile...
by Stirling Bartholomew
January 9th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

Just a heads-up: Parallelism does not form or define Hebrew poetry but it is a feature within Hebrew poetry. This is most noticeable in so-called 'synthetic parallelism'. "Synthetic parallelism" was a term for lines or half-stichs that were NOT parallel yet were obviously being constrained into sho...