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by Bruce McKinnon
March 9th, 2020, 3:13 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Ignatius to the Romans 5:3
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Ignatius to the Romans 5:3

Matthew, my elderly copy of Goodwin and Gulick's Greek Grammar appears to have the answer at para. 1541: "The infinitive with the subject accusative sometimes expresses a wish, like the optative..." In that case μηθέν would be the subject accusative and με would be a double accusative (object) and t...
by Bruce McKinnon
February 15th, 2020, 5:06 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Gregory of Nyssa: Contra Eunomium

Half my doctoral dissertation was on Basil's CE. I've looked at portions of Gregory's too. Yes, as, you've surmised the Schaff translation is difficult to sync with Jaegar. The recent Brill translation is well done, and useful for clarifying points where Gregory is obscure. Gregory also strikes me,...
by Bruce McKinnon
January 20th, 2020, 5:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 25
Views: 11297

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

Gregory, please try to restrict you discussions more closely to the Greek, and not stray too far into general or theological interpretation. As it is, I see this as simply hyperbole that the Galatians were ready to do anything whatever he asked, no matter what it was. The idea of the eye being some...
by Bruce McKinnon
December 23rd, 2019, 5:38 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: The expression: "ἐντεῦθεν καὶ ἐντεῦθεν"
Replies: 14
Views: 1985

Re: The expression: "ἐντεῦθεν καὶ ἐντεῦθεν"

I came across a recent post on Reddit from Ted, who hasn’t given up on his quest for a satisfying answer. Here is my response. https://niedergall.com/an-obscure-greek-question-no-longer-waiting-for-an-answer/ Anything anyone would add or take away? I agree with Jason, well answered, as it was in th...
by Bruce McKinnon
December 4th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 61
Views: 20450

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

§ 40.1 Τίς ἂν εἴη οὗτος; καὶ τοῦτο γὰρ ἀναγκαῖον μάλιστα δηλῶσαι καὶ λέγειν, ἵνα μή, τῇ περὶ τοῦτον ἀγνοίᾳ πλανηθείς τις, ἕτερον ὑπολάβῃ, καὶ εἰς τὴν αὐτὴν πάλιν τοῖς πρότερον ἀθεότητα ἐμπέσῃ. νομίζω δὲ μηδένα περὶ τούτου τὴν διάνοιαν ἀμφίβολον ἔχειν. εἰ γὰρ δὴ τοὺς παρὰ ποιηταῖς λεγομένους θεοὺς ο...
by Bruce McKinnon
November 5th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 1711

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Obviously, it's in Swete's Septuagint. Does anyone know if it's in the 1906 Brook-McLean Major "diplomatic" edition (based on Vaticanus)? Or is it in the critical Göttingen Septuagint? A few years ago I downloaded (from somewhere) the Brook-McLean edition for the "Octateuch" (994 pages long). I don...
by Bruce McKinnon
June 29th, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Doctrina Jacobi
Replies: 6
Views: 6386

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: 7537

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: 7088

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: 61
Views: 20450

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...

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