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by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 21st, 2017, 3:18 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning
Replies: 15
Views: 353

Re: Greek Grammar Book Order for Self Learning

bo.bulger wrote:
September 20th, 2017, 4:43 pm
Would it be helpful to get a reader's version of NA28 for regular devotional reading?
You can't go wrong with that (with NA28 or any other Greek edition) and it's the best service you can do for yourself if you use it regularly.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 20th, 2017, 3:05 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

the different tenses that might occur within a narrative are a function of what's more or less important from the speaker's point of view rather than an objective statement of what happened when. This is a misunderstanding from either your or the original writer's part. It may be about "background"...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 20th, 2017, 3:01 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammaticalization of tense?
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Grammaticalization of tense?

Greek tense is a morphological (grammatical) phenomenon rather than a temporal one. Rather "aspect (internal temporal constituency) is a morphological phenomenon in (Koine) Greek but tense (location in time) is not". But I don't agree with that statement and neither does Mike Aubrey as far as I kno...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 16th, 2017, 11:00 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 3:12 - Substantival Participle
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Romans 3:12 - Substantival Participle

Sounds weird. In my opinion the key to interpreting the sentence, either in the Psalms or in Paul, is not found in the grammar.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 28th, 2017, 4:43 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Hello

I have daydreams of liberating myself from my interlinear New Testament — not sure how realistic that is. I think it's completely realistic. Just start reading the running text, don't try to understand everything, skip the difficult parts. I recommend starting with the Gospels, especially Mark and ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 5th, 2017, 9:36 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἰάομαι Why middle?
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: ἰάομαι Why middle?

Ruth Mathys wrote:
August 4th, 2017, 10:09 am
ἅπτομαι is the only word I can think of that comes close.
I once commented on ἅπτομαι: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1290&p=17658&hilit ... %B9#p17658

I don't think it comes close to ἰάομαι.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 5th, 2017, 9:27 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἰάομαι Why middle?
Replies: 8
Views: 733

Re: ἰάομαι Why middle?

My own thinking is that ῦὰσθαι involves the deliberate exercise of a power within the command of the subject. Could it be that non-prototypicality of the action is also relevant? It's transitive, takes an accusative object, but according to LSJ in imperfective forms it means "try to cure, treat", n...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
July 31st, 2017, 4:30 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Catholic (καθόλου (katholou)).
Replies: 34
Views: 1860

Re: Catholic (καθόλου (katholou)).

I am not saying that the literal meaning of "Teleios" is a Christian. But figurative it may mean that. The reason I am thinking this is because even Strong's Concordance the word "Teleios" is defined as "completeness of Christian character." The literal meaning of "Teleios" and ὁλόκληρος G3648. hol...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
July 5th, 2017, 5:16 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Accusative Case in John4: 24
Replies: 19
Views: 1040

Re: Accusative Case in John4: 24

I don't see any options for interpretation of this structure. Apparently John thought it was proper to use accusative. We can easily understand what he meant. Maybe you just could change your presuppositions about how δεῖ can be used? I can't follow your thought about the subject. Isn't δεῖ imperson...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
June 22nd, 2017, 4:18 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Pang: Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: Pang: Revisiting Aspect and Aktionsart

Can you say more? What were you pleased by? He uses good modern linguistic sources, as far as I understand. He handles them well. He's critical of the semantic/pragmatic distinction and seems to understand that issue better than most NT scholars. He understands the importance of Aktionsart, and wha...