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by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
February 9th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 1:23
Replies: 2
Views: 382

Re: Ephesians 1:23

ἥτις ἐστὶν τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ, τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν πληρουμένου I have no doubt that to pleroma is in apposition to to soma. There are so many different choices as to how to translate the last part of the verse (is pleroma active or passive in force), is the articular participle middle or pa...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
February 6th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

The Galatians are being foolish by finishing in the flesh what they've started in the spirit. In the letter, it is clear that they are getting (or trying to get) circumcised. I can't see how it's a positive statement, and I don't understand your proposed alternative, particularly what getting "perf...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
February 5th, 2019, 12:37 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

Regardless of what Paul may say in other contexts, in the immediate context of Gal 3, the perfecting in the flesh refers to circumcision, and that is not so positive for Paul with regard to Gentiles. In Chapter six, the opponents who would compel the Galatians to be circumcised do seem to be trying...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
February 3rd, 2019, 7:50 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε Traditionally, Gal. 3:3b has been understood as a question: “Having begun in the Spirit, are you now being perfected in the flesh?” Immediate context seems to support that reading. This traditional reading suggests a dim view of being “perfect...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
November 12th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14

Much to study. Thanks for the help. I am also reading another article by Carl Conrad which I found after posting this thread. Of particular direct relevance, this part: "When you learn the verb γίνομαι, γενήσομαι, ἐγενόμην//ἐγενήθην, γέγονα//γεγένημαι, you must grasp that this verb too is essentiall...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
November 10th, 2017, 1:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14

Addendum to the above question. On New Testament usage: The verb εὐαγγελίζω is usually used in the middle, as above, or passive. Paul can use either, but usually, he uses Middle, so Passive might be notable as a departure. Only in Revelation do we see it used twice in the active voice. http://bibleh...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
November 10th, 2017, 1:54 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Re: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14

I think this is the money quote: If I had my preference, I'd mark all 'Middle' verbs MP1 and all 'Passive' verbs MP2, since both morphoparadigms are capable of bearing either middle or passive semantic force. For instance, consider Γίνεσθε, Passive, MP2 . Is he asking them to passively become like ...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
November 10th, 2017, 12:43 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14
Replies: 5
Views: 1000

Middle and Passive Voice in Galatians 4:12-14

Γίνεσθε, Passive, MP2 ὡς ἐγώ, ὅτι κἀγὼ [ ἐγενόμην, Middle, MP1 ] ὡς ὑμεῖς, ἀδελφοί, δέομαι, Middle, MP1 ὑμῶν. οὐδέν με ἠδικήσατε· οἴδατε δὲ ὅτι δι’ ἀσθένειαν τῆς σαρκὸς εὐηγγελισάμην, Middle, MP1 ὑμῖν τὸ πρότερον, καὶ τὸν πειρασμὸν ὑμῶν ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου οὐκ ἐξουθενήσατε οὐδὲ ἐξεπτύσατε, ἀλλὰ ὡς ἄγγε...
by Gregory Hartzler-Miller
August 6th, 2016, 4:56 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal 4:14 καὶ τὸν πειρασμν μου [ὑμῶν] ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου
Replies: 5
Views: 891

Re: Gal 4:14 καὶ τὸν πειρασμν μου [ὑμῶν] ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου

I am experimenting with a perhaps novel argument to explain the textual variant in Gal 4:14 -- καὶ τὸν πειρασμν μου [ὑμῶν] ἐν τῇ σαρκί μου. I would like feedback on the argument. Thesis: μου is Paul's wording/intention, and ὑμῶν is a later interpretation of his meaning. To Stephen Carlson and all, ...