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by Mason Barge
May 27th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: ἀπεκδέχομαι in the NT
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

ἀπεκδέχομαι in the NT

I have been trying to extract the meaning of Galatians 5:5 and the kappa in ἀπεκδέχομαι puzzles me, especially since there is a verb ἀποδέχομαι with much the same lexical range. Most of the "ἀπεκ-" verbs take the kappa, or even the epsilon-kappa, from the following root verb. I'd be happy of any hel...
by Mason Barge
May 27th, 2015, 10:47 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John, Luke or Paul
Replies: 36
Views: 12053

Re: John, Luke or Paul

Mason, you have gotten some really good replies here. I am still reeling over the fact that you say that you have already spent 4 hours on the first word of 1 John, ὅ. It really makes we wonder what was going in your first 4 semesters of Koine Greek? Even in terms of translation, you can't translat...
by Mason Barge
September 4th, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John, Luke or Paul
Replies: 36
Views: 12053

Re: John, Luke or Paul

Don't get me started! It wasn't until I started seminary that I heard of exegesis, and I already had my Masters in Classics. A big part of the problem is that seminaries teach the languages for theological and apologetical purposes. Yes, the use of the aorist tense here really does prove/disprove t...
by Mason Barge
September 3rd, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John, Luke or Paul
Replies: 36
Views: 12053

Re: John, Luke or Paul

You just stated why it took me so long! I refuse to just write down "which" without understanding exactly what the passage means, and really, I think it's a toughie even now. I actually want to find some early facsimile manuscripts of it at this point. Okay, but I think you missed (or didn't addres...
by Mason Barge
September 3rd, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hullo!
Replies: 2
Views: 930

Re: Hullo!

I actually started to do a Greek quiz in PHP/MySQL. I got as far as a functional framework with some general English vocabulary and theological terminology, although populating it was a bit of a chore. But I never did add the Greek, probably because my time is short and I didn't want to spend an hou...
by Mason Barge
September 3rd, 2014, 5:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

1 John 1

I was just looking at the Codex Siniaticus and was wondering if anybody could tell me how authoritative are the accents (and breathing marks, just out of curiosity) that were, apparently, added in later copies. Were they present in any earlier manuscripts? Or are they the product of educated guesswo...
by Mason Barge
August 26th, 2014, 5:23 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Prepositions and prefixes - why are they different?
Replies: 9
Views: 3818

Re: Prepositions and prefixes - why are they different?

Let me first say that there are others who are far more qualified than I am to comment here and that I may well be wrong about what I am going to say. Having said that, I don't recall seeing "ana" as a naked preposition in the New Testament with the meaning of "up." My gut tells me that "kata" was ...
by Mason Barge
August 26th, 2014, 5:18 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John, Luke or Paul
Replies: 36
Views: 12053

Re: John, Luke or Paul

Mason, you have gotten some really good replies here. I am still reeling over the fact that you say that you have already spent 4 hours on the first word of 1 John, ὅ. It really makes we wonder what was going in your first 4 semesters of Koine Greek? Even in terms of translation, you can't translat...
by Mason Barge
August 24th, 2014, 4:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: John, Luke or Paul
Replies: 36
Views: 12053

John, Luke or Paul

I am about to enter my fifth semester of koine Greek study and I have to choose one of three paths -- called John, Luke, and Paul - which differ by which books of the New Testament I will translate. I would appreciate any knowledgeable comments. A. "John": Gospel of John; 1, 2, 3 John; Revelation; p...
by Mason Barge
August 24th, 2014, 4:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings
Replies: 7
Views: 1666

Re: Greetings

Hi Melanie, We should be BB friends! I just finished my fourth semester of Greek and really enjoy it, and am determined to learn it. My program has me scheduled to translate much of the New Testament over the next several years and I work at it for at least several hours every day. Right now I'm sta...

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