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by Mike Burke
January 25th, 2015, 12:34 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: What is the relationship between these two verbs?
Replies: 2
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What is the relationship between these two verbs?

What is the relationship between these two verbs? καὶ πάντα ὅσα ἂν αἰτήσητε ἐν τῇ προσευχῇ πιστεύοντες λήμψεσθε. (Matt. 21:22, Westcott and Hort.) Aiteste is an active voice aorist tense verb in the subjunctive mood, and pisteuontes is an active voice present tense verb in the participle mood, and I...
by Mike Burke
September 16th, 2014, 1:40 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: A question about gender
Replies: 1
Views: 686

A question about gender

Does the gender of a verb have to agree with the gender of the subject?

For example, is δελεάζοντες masculine in 2 Peter 2:14 because ψευδοδιδάσκαλοι (in 2 Peter 2:1) is masculine?
by Mike Burke
June 6th, 2014, 12:48 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἀψευδες
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: ἀψευδες

Make that "which one do you think better captures the meaning of the phrase ὁ ἀψευδὴς θεὸς?"
by Mike Burke
June 6th, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἀψευδες
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: ἀψευδες

The people who debated what words meant in the New Testament were Christians. Those expressions of opinion are recorded in the church fathers. You mean like St. Basil and St. John Chrysostom? Chrysostom: ...What is the wrong that I have done you, since I have determined to embark from this point up...
by Mike Burke
June 5th, 2014, 9:20 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἀψευδες
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: ἀψευδες

Correction: "I'd still be interested in what BDAG has to say, and far from looking for a one word definition for ψευδὴς (or ψευδὴς), I'm interested in the full scope and range of meaning of these words" should read "I'd still be interested in what BDAG has to say, and far from looking for a one wor...
by Mike Burke
June 5th, 2014, 8:42 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἀψευδες
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: ἀψευδες

The phrase ὁ ἀψευδὴς θεὸς means "God, who is truthful" or "God, who never lies" Depending on how you define the word "lie," those could be two very different thoughts. If you remove "with intent to deceive, and define ψευδὴς as... to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive to create a false...
by Mike Burke
June 4th, 2014, 3:36 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἀψευδες
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

Re: ἀψευδες

You should be able to look this up in at least Abbott-Smith and LSJ. Thank you. This was interesting. ψευδήςψευδής, ές (the neut. sg. ψευδές is not found in early writers, ψεῦδος being used instead, cf. A ψεῦδος 111; it is found in later Gr., OGI669.54 (Egypt, i A.D.), Palaeph.6, al., Gal.18(2).782...
by Mike Burke
June 4th, 2014, 2:51 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: ἀψευδες
Replies: 13
Views: 2873

ἀψευδες

I know the short definition of ψευδες would be to lie, but I'd like some idea of how this word was actually used by the Greeks, and what they meant by it.

Could someone post some lexiconical definitions?

Does BDAG have any citations?
by Mike Burke
May 2nd, 2014, 1:36 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Present Passive Imperative
Replies: 13
Views: 2745

Re: Present Passive Imperative

So there's nothing in the word βλασφημείσθω itself to imply that those bad things are either true or false?