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by Bruce McKinnon
June 29th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Doctrina Jacobi
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Doctrina Jacobi

My curiosity is aroused. I did my own hunting. It seems that the text by Dagron et Deroche was published in 1991 in Travaux et Mémoires vol. 11 -- a journal(?) focussed on Byzantine studies. Is that the book you got your hands on; i.e. a republication of the lengthy 1991 article (pages 47-229). I fo...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 23rd, 2019, 7:54 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Verbless clauses
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

Re: Verbless clauses

I can't point to any studies of verbs being omitted from clauses in Koine Greek. However, I thought it would be worth checking both the LXX and the Hebrew text for Isaiah 61:1, which form the basis for Luke 4:18. At one level, the explanation for the omission of a verb in the first clause of Luke 4:...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 22nd, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε
Replies: 6
Views: 849

Re: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε

Thanks for posting this. I've read the concluding chapter and hopefully got the gist of his lengthy dissertation.
by Bruce McKinnon
June 17th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1426

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Stirling, I'm hoping to have a closer look at the Greek in the future but I've stumbled across this online English translation: https://www.elpenor.org/athanasius/contra-gentes.asp . The translation appears identical to the one you tentatively attributed to Robinson. But, according to the website, i...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 7th, 2019, 9:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: 1 Thessalonians 4:16: Voice of the archangel or voice of the trumpet?

Bill, I'm not sure I understand your question but you appear to be suggesting that ἐν φωνῇ ἀρχαγγέλοu cannot be read as in the voice of an archangel, because φωνῇ is feminine and ἀρχαγγέλοu is masculine. If that is the issue, the difference of grammatical gender is in fact not an issue. The possessi...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 6th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"
Replies: 13
Views: 1479

Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

The glosses "is believed" and "is professed" would be fine renderings of a perfect medio-passive, but it isn't a very good translation of a present. Mike, I wonder if you might be willing to elucidate on this comment? I follow your Koine Greek blog and hope to become clearer on modern day scholarsh...
by Bruce McKinnon
May 16th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: "remember me" is unclickable
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: "remember me" is unclickable

Edit : I misread the original "remember me" issue then typed this off topic post. But since it may be of interest to others, I decided not to delete it. I've sometimes had this issue here and on the B-Hebrew forum. My current but not rigorously tested theory is as follows. I usually use my iPad for...
by Bruce McKinnon
May 4th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Pls explain syntax of Luke 24:21
Replies: 17
Views: 1414

Re: Pls explain syntax of Luke 24:21

dimi wrote:
May 4th, 2019, 5:14 pm
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Btw BDAG's 3rd entry for ἄλλος has "Pertaining to being in addition, more".
Yes, but BDAG appears to restrict this usage to when ἄλλος is used with a cardinal number.
by Bruce McKinnon
May 3rd, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: The royal 'we' ?
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: The royal 'we' ?

I have heard a bit of buzz about this grammar, most of it positive. My copy arrives the 7th (it's the paperback edition). What I'm mainly looking forward to is the contribution of modern linguistics, which these authors are uniquely qualified to provide. It's not going to replace Smyth or Goodwin, ...
by Bruce McKinnon
April 30th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Tenses
Replies: 14
Views: 1636

Re: Tenses

Hopefully without wandering too far off topic: I've discovered that Rijksbaron is one of the editors of the very recently published Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek . It's advertised as shedding light from modern linguistics on all aspects of classical Greek grammar, not just verbs. My training ...

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