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by Eeli Kaikkonen
January 15th, 2018, 4:12 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1062

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

If I understood correctly, the passages in boldface font in your previous posts were someone else's and you want to know what we think about it. Right? Well, here's what I think about it: it's nonsense. Someone tries to prove his opinion by cleverly confusing us with verbose linguistically-sounding ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
January 11th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1062

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

On what textual basis are y'all asserting that the aorist participle πέμψαντός is modifying ποιῶ and not καταβέβηκα? That is, when I come to a specific text how would I tell if the participle is functioning substantivally or verbally? I think nobody said it is "modifying" ποιῶ. "τοῦ πέμψαντός με" w...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
January 9th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 888

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

As a one who has for a long time followed this forum I believe that everyone here agrees with Jonathan and Barry. It's very difficult to answer to you because you don't believe those who know quite much Greek, here or elsewhere. You seem to have have faulty presuppositions and methodologies and it's...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 13th, 2017, 7:12 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Mike, from the same Epictetus example, wouldn't you also have to say the same about ζῷον? 'A man is an animal' or 'humanity are animals'; so 'ζῷον: animal, animals'; then do we need to add the collective/abstract to every word? 'καθέδρα: chair; chairkind', etc? It seems to me the word just means 'p...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 12th, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Note that after each singular reference, everything else is plural: χωριζόμεθα implies that 'we' are 'ἄνθρωπος' and likewise, ἄνθρωπος is in contrast with Τῶν θηρίων and τίνων ἄλλων. But I don't think that's relevant. I think we could translate a similar passage to any language: "What is a man?... ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 5th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1393

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

It seems counterintuitive that the two object complements in the phrase λευκὴν ἢ μέλαιναν 'white or black' would be separated like this. Hyperbaton is interesting indeed. I just wanted to comment on this little detail: the reason it seems counterintuitive in this case is because you cannot do that ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 3rd, 2017, 9:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

There was some in-depth discussion about subjective and objective genitive here . I quote myself: it really looks that all that can be said about subj./obj. genitive hasn't been said, outside or inside Koine or Bible. And in this phase it's actually too early to say that the problematic NT passages ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 2nd, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Oxia vs tonos accent
Replies: 29
Views: 1564

Re: Oxia vs tonos accent

I don't believe the distinction should ever matter, because Unicode is not intended to convey subtle semantics, but rather simply to produce glyphs, to draw the letters' shapes correctly. No, no, producing glyphs and drawing shapes is the job of a font rendering engine and font files. Unicode is a ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 5th, 2017, 6:23 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Short and long [i]
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Short and long [i]

There's an interesting blog post in Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. Peter Williams says there was a distinction between short and long [ i ]. http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blog ... -luke.html

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