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by Jacob Rhoden
October 23rd, 2018, 7:28 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: επι της θαλασση
Replies: 2
Views: 671

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: 77

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...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 16th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Open-access textbook: Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: Open-access textbook: Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader

Looking at the first section, this looks like a helpful resource. Thanks for sharing.
by Jacob Rhoden
October 10th, 2018, 11:31 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Thanks! I figured that was the case, but I just wanted to double check. The fact that it runs over the end of a line is interesting, I only saw this information in the CNTTS apparatus, not the original document.

I love the Banana analogy, it does feel just like that 😄
by Jacob Rhoden
October 10th, 2018, 12:20 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)
Replies: 4
Views: 154

γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

I understand that the only reason this slightly entertaining reduplication in P66 would have occurred would be scribal error. Is that correct? Is there any ancient/historical/linguistic reason that there might be any reason to suspect otherwise? I've never (for example) heard of a "pluperfect" parti...
by Jacob Rhoden
October 5th, 2018, 9:20 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Seminary Student looking for Greek help
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Seminary Student looking for Greek help

Im not in that area, you might have more luck with finding an online study group (google hangouts, etc...). You might find it helpful to get a head start on the textbook. (Or an alternate textbook — most textbooks don't follow the same sequence, however the chapters/sections mostly overlap. I found ...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 13th, 2018, 3:25 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

I have stumbled across Verbal Aspect Theory and the Prohibitions in the Greek New Testament today, I don't have time to read it, but skimming the Table of Contents suggests, unless I missed it, it has sections on all indicative verb forms except the perfect.

hmmmm....
by Jacob Rhoden
September 9th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

The perfect refers simply to completed action, and the negated perfect to action not completed In English, If I say " The window is not broken " it is saying something about the present state at time of speaking. If I say, " The window was not broken ", then I am stating something about an event th...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 8th, 2018, 5:50 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Please recommend a Reader's GNT
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Re: Please recommend a Reader's GNT

Thanks Stephen. I guess my point is that coming across variants from the more standard greek text's becomes a distraction from reading. Usually I begin thinking, "Wait, that doesn't sound right (in the greek), and then I discover its an NIV textual decision, and I am like, really? and I have to go a...
by Jacob Rhoden
September 8th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The negation of perfect verb forms
Replies: 27
Views: 1587

Re: The negation of perfect verb forms

This is a great question. I am doing a thesis on the perfect at the moment. I need to think about it a little.