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by nathaniel j. erickson
August 10th, 2020, 9:50 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν

Thanks for enlightening me. My suspicion that οὖν was doing something different from what it usually does in the New Testament is justified. My desire to go forth and buy Montanari's lexicon is further enflamed. After looking at LSJ again, it does mention this usage, but Montanari is so much clearer...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 9th, 2020, 4:15 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Catena in Marcum: ὥσπερ οὖν

Here is the text from page 316, lines 26 through page 317 line 2 with the part of most interest highlighted: “Καὶ παρεκάλει αὐτὸν πολλὰ, ἵνα μὴ ἀποστείλῃ αὐτοὺς ἔξω τῆς “χώρας,” ἢ εἰς τὴν ἄβυσσον ἀπελθεῖν, ὥς φησιν ὁ Λουκᾶς. ἡ γὰρ ἄβυσσος ἀναχώρησίς ἐστι τούτου τοῦ κόσμου. ἀξιοῦσι τοίνυν οἱ δαίμονες...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 6th, 2020, 2:55 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested
Replies: 10
Views: 293

Re: Koine majuscule letter stroke order, advice requested

could anyone point me to a reasonably trustworthy source regarding the proper stroke order for writing Koine using a kalamos (reed pen)? It strikes me that "the proper stroke order" for writing would be dependent on a variety of factors, with the surface being written on and the person writing, bei...
by nathaniel j. erickson
August 4th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check
Replies: 18
Views: 598

Re: Romans 1:1. Own translation. Grammar check

To perhaps unpack with more detail some of the concerns that others have raised with your translation. 1. Your basic premise seems to be that since εἰς is translated as "into" more often than not in the KJV (which I would hazard the guess that this will also be true of any English translation of the...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 23rd, 2020, 8:49 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

I'm wondering if anyone might have access to the Greek vorlage of the above-mentioned citation from Chrysostom's Homily 50 on gJohn? For any involved/interested in this discussion who don't have access to TLG, here is the page in Migne that it is on: https://books.google.com/books?id=czuFE42hAXoC&p...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 23rd, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: John 7:35 - the 'diaspora of the Greeks'

John Chrysostom clearly believes this is a ‘diaspora of the Greeks’ in the literal (partitive) sense. I'm confused how a native speaker of Greek had an understanding that is so far from the modern consensus of Greek scholars. His opinion doesn't seem to warrant any consideration, for some reason. D...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 16th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Epistle to Diogenetus
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Epistle to Diogenetus

I've noticed that some higher literary texts really like to interleave (for want of a better word) their constituents, as I marked up with the colors below. I don't quite know what to make of it. It's not common in the NT, however. Markovic has a nice article on hyperbaton (Markovic, Daniel. “Hyper...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 9th, 2020, 10:40 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Greek Grammars on the Articulation of Prepositional Objects
Replies: 73
Views: 2783

Re: Greek Grammars on the Articulation of Prepositional Objects

How much the descriptive statements can be separated from "why"? More accurately, how reliable can a description be if it's not understood why it is so? This is related to my previous comment - can it be even observationally accurate if we actually don't know what we observe, and can we know what w...
by nathaniel j. erickson
July 2nd, 2020, 6:16 am
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: Diogenes 4.4 - supported reading and searching of Greek and Latin Texts
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Diogenes 4.4 - supported reading and searching of Greek and Latin Texts

Where do I need to install them on my Mac? I already have the Diogenes update itself, but haven't installed it yet. Just install them wherever you want and will be able to find them again. When you set up Diogenes it will have you provide the location of the files. I don't know if this is also true...
by nathaniel j. erickson
June 19th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Albuquerque on Mark 2:10
Replies: 9
Views: 669

Re: Albuquerque on Mark 2:10

It sounds like this is an attempt to mash up linguistic analysis with the new(-ish) fad in Gospels studies, so-called performance criticism. I'm not sure what this interpretation accomplishes other than taking a text that seems pretty straightforward in the narrative and make it really abstract and ...

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