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by Jacob Rhoden
December 14th, 2018, 8:25 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

Psalm 1:1 - μακαριος ανηρ ος ουκ επορευθη εν βουλη ασεβων και εν οδω αμαρτωλων ουκ εστη και επι καθεδραν λοιμων ουκ εκαθισεν Is there but one seat for all the scorners? What a pertinent observation, thanks! I can't help but wonder if this passage is somewhat more clearly metaphorical. (I accept tha...
by Jacob Rhoden
December 14th, 2018, 8:20 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

Eeli Kaikkonen wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 4:01 am
I would rather ask: is there any language which doesn't have such flexibility?
I am attempting to avoid the problem of assuming Greek operates like English. The wider question "Can all languages do this" is an interesting one though. Good point!
by Jacob Rhoden
December 13th, 2018, 6:16 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Seat of Moses (Singular and Plural in Koine Greek)

Ἐπὶ τῆς Μωϋσέως καθέδρας ἐκάθισαν οἱ γραμματεῖς καὶ οἱ Φαρισαῖοι The article (excerpt below) asserts that the phrase "Seat of Moses" (cf Matthew 23:2) is singular, and hence it is difficult to suggest that the phrase could have referred literally to seats (plural) that would have been found in Syna...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 12th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Collation format

I had thought about that too early on. But the slot ID is tied to is relative position as well for comparison purposes. For example, you could have the same word appearing 5 times in the same verse and you have to know which position each is in. Some texts may only have the word 3 or 4 times, so it...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 12th, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Collation format

I am quite sure I am missing something here because my first question is, "why not allow greek letters to be used for Slot ID's and allow a variable length slot id?" (If the concern were about storage space, we wouldn't use base 58, but something more compact.) i.e. The Slot ID for ονειδισωσιν ονιδι...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 5th, 2018, 7:13 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Abbott-Smith note on γινώσκω vs οἶδα
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Abbott-Smith note on γινώσκω vs οἶδα

How accurate do you think this note is? γινώσκω, to know by observation and experience is thus prop. distinguished from οἶδα, to know by reflection (a mental process, based on intuition or information) I seem to recall that Porter (1989) suggested that some believe the distinction doesn't carry int...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 5th, 2018, 7:01 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Subtle differences between paired Greek words
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Subtle differences between paired Greek words

Thinking about γινωσκω vs οιδα will probably help you think through the issues as it connects to other verbs, see: Oida and ginōskō and verbal aspect in Pauline usage, Erickson, Richard, Westminster Theological Journal Reimagining Οἶδα: Indo-European Etymology, Morphology, and Semantics Point to Its...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 24th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Spam intruder?
Replies: 8
Views: 472

Re: Spam intruder?

It's actually easy to see when someone does this if you are suspicious. Moderators can simply open the post up in an editing window, or anybody can reply to the post to see it in plain text. You can practice with this post - I hid some text in it. The silliest part of this, is that Google crawlers ...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 23rd, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: επι της θαλασση
Replies: 2
Views: 857

Re: επι της θαλασση

Interesting question, I have no time to reflect on this more right now, but he is talking about what he can see in a vision, assumedly from the perspective of outside of the water. So my initial reaction is that choice of επι would simply suggest a precise description of what he can see. A careful a...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 18th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8
Replies: 1
Views: 199

Singular οἶδας in John 3:8

Wallace describes πνεῖ in John 3:8 (τὸ πνεῦμα ὅπου θέλει πνεῖ) as an example of 'gnomic' present, it follows that the next statement 'καὶ τὴν φωνὴν αὐτοῦ ἀκούεις , ἀλλ᾿ οὐκ οἶδας πόθεν ἔρχεται καὶ ποῦ ὑπάγει·' is also generally gnomic in nature. But to my native English ears, the fact that ἀκούεις a...