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by Eeli Kaikkonen
June 2nd, 2018, 5:23 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Hendiadys?
Replies: 8
Views: 659

Re: Hendiadys?

These theological discussion have nothing to do with Greek language. We agree it's not hendiadys. Based on Greek one cannot argue for one interpretation or another. It requires cultural and historical knowledge. And commonsensical reading in context.
by Eeli Kaikkonen
May 27th, 2018, 3:56 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Theos?
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Theos?

If this is true, what do you think are the consequences? If it's true that ο θεος (in singular form) is used for the one true god and θεος is preferred for other gods, it's only because the nature of the stories and other discourses. I think you just don't find so many places where LXX uses the sing...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
May 12th, 2018, 9:41 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 2271

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

I don't have Campbell at hand nor have I read your (Randall's) article, but I can't help wondering if you misrepresent Campbell's argument. It's a common traditional view that the perfect has a complete action and present relevance, and the present relevance is a state. Some have argued that the per...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
May 4th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Meaning of HUPARCHWN
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Meaning of HUPARCHWN

This is called "root fallacy" or "etymological fallacy", namely that etymology of a word or the components of a compound word determine its meaning. Actually usage determines the meaning, and even then it's the contemporary usage. Group of people have common understanding about the word because they...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
March 14th, 2018, 5:24 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can Pronouns "Modify" Verbs?
Replies: 8
Views: 1080

Re: Can Pronouns "Modify" Verbs?

I am having trouble locating why ἕκαστος is a nominative singular third person reference. I see the nom. case in parsing, but am unclear on where you're deriving the third person reference? Compare with English: "You do" (second person plural or singlular) "I do" (first person singular) "They do" (...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 14th, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

But I would submit that this exercise in semantics is beside point of the middle, which is in fact to deprofile the agent. Is it really "besides the point"? But you're right about its function in discourse. Another misused label, infamous in this forum, is "divine passive". Basically it's nothing b...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 12th, 2018, 4:18 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

is not a “true middle” This reflects inadequate understanding of the Koine voice system. Basically at the core of the meaning of the middle voice (or even middle-passive or mediopassive voice!) is "subject-affectedness". The words which can't easily be interpreted through this framework are very ra...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 12th, 2018, 4:05 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 1738

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

I agree with other criticisms here. Also it's good to be careful about how these statements are express, both when saying them and when seeing/hearing them. A good, responsible exegete would never say "this is a permissive middle, therefore...". Unfortunately you will often see even good exegetes ex...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 7th, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ
Replies: 16
Views: 1921

Re: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ

... but if we keep reading, the very next δὲ introduces text which is analyzed by the editor[1] as parenthetical which means δὲ introduces subordination . On the other hand the next καὶ introduces text that moves the story forward but it doesn't introduce a new scene. Real text is often more comple...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 5th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ
Replies: 16
Views: 1921

Re: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ

serunge wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 3:04 pm
If I had to do it over again
Waiting for the second edition...