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by Jean-Michel Colin
November 1st, 2015, 3:40 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 14:4 ἀγανακτοῦντες πρὸς ἑαυτούς Εἰς etc
Replies: 8
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Re: Mark 14:4 ἀγανακτοῦντες πρὸς ἑαυτούς Εἰς etc

I read this as an indirect question. In ἦσαν δέ τινες ἀγανακτοῦντες πρὸς ἑαυτούς, the phrase ἦσαν ἀγανακτοῦντες is a periphrastic imperfect, they were "indignant-ing" to each other. The second half of the sentence tells us what they were actually saying while they were doing that: Εἰς τί ἡ ἀπώλεια ...
by Jean-Michel Colin
October 31st, 2015, 2:38 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mt. 23:24 Waiter there's a camel in my soup!
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Mt. 23:24 Waiter there's a camel in my soup!

οἱ διϋλίζοντες τὸν κώνωπα τὴν δὲ κάμηλον καταπίνοντες Am I reading this right, "You see a fly in your wine (or some other liquid you are about to swallow) and you make great efforts to get rid of it, but then you see a camel floating there and you do nothing, just take it down with the draught."? I...
by Jean-Michel Colin
October 31st, 2015, 2:22 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 14:4 ἀγανακτοῦντες πρὸς ἑαυτούς Εἰς etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1027

Mark 14:4 ἀγανακτοῦντες πρὸς ἑαυτούς Εἰς etc

ἦσαν δέ τινες ἀγανακτοῦντες πρὸς ἑαυτούς Εἰς τί ἡ ἀπώλεια αὕτη τοῦ μύρου γέγονεν; My question is : should we understand the second part of the sentence as direct or indirect style ? How is this indignation expressed by the text ? Is it spoken within those who are here ? Or is it unspoken, each of t...
by Jean-Michel Colin
September 19th, 2015, 11:42 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 14:3 - ἀλάβαστρον
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Re: Mark 14:3 - ἀλάβαστρον

Here are my thoughts on your three questions: 1. It is correct that ἀλάβαστρα were not necessarily made of alabaster. The Liddell-Scott-Jones lexicon defines the word as " globular vase without handles for holding perfumes , often made of alabaster". Prof. Donald Wiseman, writing in the Illustrated...
by Jean-Michel Colin
September 8th, 2015, 1:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 14:3 - ἀλάβαστρον
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Mark 14:3 - ἀλάβαστρον

ἦλθεν γυνὴ ἔχουσα ἀλάβαστρον I wonder why almost all translation give : - an alabastar jar/vial/box/vase/flask when the text means (in my eyes) that she wears an "alabastron", which is an object, namly a small vase, and not a material, as found in the Thayer's Greek Lexicon : STRONGS NT 211: ἀλάβασ...
by Jean-Michel Colin
September 4th, 2015, 1:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 14:6-7 kalon vs. eu
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Re: Mark 14:6-7 kalon vs. eu

1. Although καλός/ή/όν often enough in the Koine has the moral sense, "good," it seems here to have an aesthetic sense: "fine, especially nice, -- a lovely gesture" -- advance anointment for burial linked to the notion of anointment of a king. I assume that the narrator has deliberately highlighted...
by Jean-Michel Colin
September 3rd, 2015, 12:52 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 14:6-7 kalon vs. eu
Replies: 3
Views: 675

Mark 14:6-7 kalon vs. eu

Hi, I'd light some insight on the difference in meaning of kalon (Mk 14:6) vs. eu (Mk 14:7), between which the text makes a clear parallel, but (apparently) intentionnaly uses 2 different terms : Mc 14:6: ο δε ιησους ειπεν αφετε αυτην τι αυτη κοπους παρεχετε καλον εργον ηργασατο εν εμοι Mc 14:7: παν...
by Jean-Michel Colin
July 21st, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

Re: stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning

I don't have the paper, but I found the abstract: Reading Backward from Mark’s Ending: A Retroactive Reading Hermeneutic I examine anew Mark 16:8 as the ending of the Gospel from the perspective of a text-centered narrative strategy, using French literary critic Michael Riffaterre’s theory of inter...
by Jean-Michel Colin
July 21st, 2015, 1:28 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning
Replies: 10
Views: 2943

Re: stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning

Stephen Carlson wrote: Elizabeth Shively gave a paper to that effect recently at SBL. Her literary theory was fairly modern and I forget the term she used.
Thanks ! Any clue how I would find the paper and the term ?
by Jean-Michel Colin
July 20th, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 1:40-45 - rite vocabulary - connections to the Torah ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Mark 1:40-45 - rite vocabulary - connections to the Torah ?

In Mark 1: 40-45 Καὶ ἔρχεται πρὸς αὐτὸν λεπρὸς παρακαλῶν αὐτὸν [καὶ γονυπετῶν] καὶ λέγων αὐτῷ ὅτι ἐὰν θέλῃς δύνασαί με καθαρίσαι. 41καὶ σπλαγχνισθεὶς ἐκτείνας τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἥψατο καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ· θέλω, καθαρίσθητι· 42καὶ εὐθὺς ἀπῆλθεν ἀπ’ αὐτοῦ ἡ λέπρα, καὶ ἐκαθαρίσθη. 43καὶ ἐμβριμησάμενος αὐτῷ εὐθ...

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