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by Doug Dinnsen
June 27th, 2018, 8:51 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: articular adjectives - Do they HAVE to be substantival?
Replies: 6
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Re: articular adjectives - Do they HAVE to be substantival?

Thanks, this is helpful! I was not aware of Robinson's assertion that articular adjectives can be appositional instead of substantival. Having looked it up, he is referring to cases where the article is repeated, so it does not apply to Mat 6.4 and 6, but it supports my theory that the rule on artic...
by Doug Dinnsen
June 25th, 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: articular adjectives - Do they HAVE to be substantival?
Replies: 6
Views: 2081

articular adjectives - Do they HAVE to be substantival?

A friend of mine says all articular adjectives HAVE to be substantival. Is that true? The articular adjective τῷ κρυπτῷ occurs four times in Mat 6:4-6. If it were substantive, it seems that one would have to translate it as something like "the secret place", or "the secret way" but they are not the ...
by Doug Dinnsen
September 7th, 2016, 10:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: article on μητρὸς in Mat 1.18
Replies: 2
Views: 636

article on μητρὸς in Mat 1.18

τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ Μαρίας in Mat 1.18 Since Mary was just mentioned in verse 16, the article here could be understood as an article of previous reference, “His [previously-mentioned] mother Mary”. Or, since Matthew just finished his book of genealogy, and this is the start of a new section, it could e...
by Doug Dinnsen
October 13th, 2015, 10:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I finally joined
Replies: 2
Views: 795

I finally joined

I've been thinking of joining a Greek forum for years. I took two years of Greek at The Master's Seminary and have maintained it through regular study and translation of the Greek New Testament over 25 years, but have not advanced much my knowledge of Greek. I sometimes run into topics I'd like to d...

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