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by Kelly Larsen
April 2nd, 2014, 10:32 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Logical Relationships in Conditionals
Replies: 7
Views: 7991

Re: Logical Relationships in Conditionals

My question about the "logical" relationships between the parts of a conditional sentence is not intended as a question concerning formal logic. I don't think John is speaking syllogistically in an effort to prove a point. Biblical writers are not dependent on the quality of their logic to speak tru...
by Kelly Larsen
April 1st, 2014, 12:46 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Logical Relationships in Conditionals
Replies: 7
Views: 7991

Re: Logical Relationships in Conditionals

In the English, there are at least two different logical relationships between the protasis and apodosis of conditional sentences. The differing relationships germane to my question may be simplistically (probably overly so) described as follows: i. The potential reality being expressed by the apodo...
by Kelly Larsen
March 31st, 2014, 11:49 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Logical Relationships in Conditionals
Replies: 7
Views: 7991

Logical Relationships in Conditionals

We often think of the logical relationship between the protasis of a conditional sentence and the apodosis as being one of cause and effect. But there may also be an evidence-inference relationship in which the protasis gives the evidence that proves (or at least suggests) the truth of the apodosis....
by Kelly Larsen
March 17th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Conjugation of "forgive" in 1Jn 1:9
Replies: 5
Views: 2454

Conjugation of "forgive" in 1Jn 1:9

What is the proper conjugation of the verb ἀφῇ in 1 John 1:9? Stephen Smalley, in his commentary on 1 John (WBC series), conjugates it as present tense, but other resources I have conjugate it as an aorist subjunctive along with καθαρίσῃ. I can't find a good resource to verify the proper conjugation...

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