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by Jacob Rhoden
November 23rd, 2017, 7:47 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

I found Ruth and Jonah to be nice intros. I'm sure Proverbs works fine, too. Being narratives I am sure they would be a nice introduction. As would be expected, I already finding Proverbs has a higher density of more technical terms that are not normally found in narrative. It might be a little too...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 22nd, 2017, 7:09 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX
Replies: 4
Views: 278

Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Hi Everyone, I am beginning to work through Proverbs in the LXX. I am working through NT books for research purposes, but I want a greek project that I can do for fun/enjoyment/devotional purposes outside of my regular study. As I am not very familiar with the greek of the LXX myself, I wanted to qu...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 1st, 2017, 12:01 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: 7th Century byzantine church
Replies: 3
Views: 347

7th Century byzantine church

A friend of mine visited an ancient church. This looks greek to me, but I basically can't read it. Some of the letters look odd to me, but it also seems like I can't even pick out a single word. What sort of greek is this? How do I find out about it?
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by Jacob Rhoden
January 22nd, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7

Fair point, certainly HCSB/CSB, NASB, KJV, NET and render quite literally as "This is", however, I noticed ESV, NLT, and NIV all seem to take it this way: ESV: Such a one NLT: Such a person NIV: Any such person And herein lies the point of my question, is this second clause simply describing the typ...
by Jacob Rhoden
January 22nd, 2017, 5:22 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7

Your right that there is a quite interesting question about ἐρχόμενον. I've not decided how I would translate that one yet. Strecker (Hermeneia), p233 suggests that a present tense reading is "improbable", and that a future tense reading is "grammatically permissible" which his how he translates it....
by Jacob Rhoden
January 22nd, 2017, 8:49 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7

I've been working through 2 John, its nice to have such a short book that I can get the whole thing in my head in the greek and really ponder its translation. Ὅτι πολλοὶ πλάνοι ⸀ἐξῆλθον εἰς τὸν κόσμον, οἱ μὴ ὁμολογοῦντες Ἰησοῦν Χριστὸν ἐρχόμενον ἐν σαρκί· οὗτός ἐστιν ὁ πλάνος καὶ °ὁ ἀντίχριστος. Whe...
by Jacob Rhoden
December 20th, 2016, 7:41 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἐρωτάω double accusative?
Replies: 1
Views: 422

ἐρωτάω double accusative?

I learn't ἐρωτάω understanding that it is followed by two accusatives. However it seems to me that this might not always literally be the case. A quick search shows that it is sometimes true, and sometimes the second accusative might be buried further away, so its hard to find, but in some cases I j...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 17th, 2016, 6:51 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: How to progress to patristics?
Replies: 4
Views: 600

How to progress to patristics?

Hi everyone, I am by no means an expert in reading biblical greek, but I am at the point where I can read some of the easier books of the bible in greek quite comfortably. (i.e. 1 John is a pleasure to read, but Hebrews and its frequent hapax legomena is still a bit of a nightmare. I opened up Barna...
by Jacob Rhoden
November 15th, 2016, 4:56 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 2:6. Where does the comma go?
Replies: 1
Views: 268

1 John 2:6. Where does the comma go?

ὁ λέγων ἐν αὐτῷ μένειν ὀφείλει, καθὼς ἐκεῖνος περιεπάτησεν, καὶ αὐτὸς °οὕτως περιπατεῖν This is copied from NA28. When I read/translated this, it came out different to the Bible's I checked with. It seems to me that they are translating as if ὀφείλει belongs after the comma. WBC commentary also appe...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 21st, 2016, 2:19 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Hebrews 1:7–8 (μὲν .... δὲ)
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Hebrews 1:7–8 (μὲν .... δὲ)

Thanks, you are always so helpful. Much appreciated. I am relying a lot on whats in my first year textbook, this does highlight that I would benefit from spending more time digging in BDAG, however, not understanding half of the abbreviations in BDAG does make it somewhat difficult/tedeous to trawl ...