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by Michael Sharpnack
June 30th, 2017, 9:04 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Isaiah 52:13-14, question on the subject
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Isaiah 52:13-14, question on the subject

"13 ιδου συνησει ο παις μου και υψωμησεται και δοξασθησεται σφοδρα. 14 ον τροπον εκστησονται επι σε πολλοι (ουτως αδοξησει απο ανθρωπων το εἶδος σου και η δοξα σου απο των ανθρωπων" (Text from Decker's Reader). In vs 14, I'm having a hard time telling what the subject of αδοξησει is. At first I tho...
by Michael Sharpnack
June 15th, 2017, 2:41 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Isaiah 52:13-14, question on the subject
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Re: Isaiah 52:13-14, question on the subject

οὕτως introduces a correlative clause of manner, where the subject is τὸ εἶδός σου, καὶ ἡ δόξα σου. It's not unusual in Greek for a compound subject to take a verb in the singular. Decker has ἡ δόξα σου as a separate clause where he says "To make good sense in English, a verb must be supplied befor...
by Michael Sharpnack
June 15th, 2017, 12:39 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Isaiah 52:13-14, question on the subject
Replies: 5
Views: 1541

Isaiah 52:13-14, question on the subject

"13 ιδου συνησει ο παις μου και υψωμησεται και δοξασθησεται σφοδρα. 14 ον τροπον εκστησονται επι σε πολλοι (ουτως αδοξησει απο ανθρωπων το εἶδος σου και η δοξα σου απο των ανθρωπων" (Text from Decker's Reader). In vs 14, I'm having a hard time telling what the subject of αδοξησει is. At first I thou...
by Michael Sharpnack
June 6th, 2017, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Question on Lexical Aspect
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Re: Question on Lexical Aspect

First question, can all verbs be classified as either telic or atelic? In some of the other threads, some of you mention other categories, does that mean a verb can be neither telic nor atelic, but something else? All vers can be classified as telic or atelic, yes. Other categories that you might s...
by Michael Sharpnack
June 6th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Question on Lexical Aspect
Replies: 3
Views: 1076

Question on Lexical Aspect

I'm having a bit of a hard time fully grasping the idea of lexical aspect in Rijksbaron. He seems to give two categories of verbs: 1. stative (unbounded, durative, atelic); "the state of affairs does not have an inherent endpoint", and 2. telic (terminative, bounded); the state of affairs has an inh...
by Michael Sharpnack
May 24th, 2017, 10:24 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Mathewson, Intermediate Greek Grammar
Replies: 3
Views: 1098

Mathewson, Intermediate Greek Grammar

What do you guys think of Mathewson's Intermediate Greek Grammar (2016)?

I read the first chapter on cases in the Amazon preview and learned more than I have in the first 6 chapters of Black so far. In his description of the genitive case as "restrictive" there were several "aha!" moments for me.
by Michael Sharpnack
May 20th, 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Friends of the Bridegroom? Mark 2:19
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Friends of the Bridegroom? Mark 2:19

From BDAG:
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Seems to be idiomatic for wedding guests. BDAG sites several extra-biblical sources for that useage.
by Michael Sharpnack
May 19th, 2017, 11:22 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Copulative verbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3753

Re: Copulative verbs

The difference here is that the copula does not take a direct object. It takes a subject complement (in the nominative). Ok, thanks, I think I'm starting to get it. Your sentence Μιχαηλ μελλει γενεσθαι πατερ is correct except that πατερ is actually vocative So we fix it: Μιχαηλ μέλλει γενέσθαι πατή...
by Michael Sharpnack
May 18th, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Copulative verbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3753

Re: Copulative verbs

A copulative verb links a subject to a predicate. In the sentence "Michael is a pastor", the copulative verb "is" links the subject Michael to the predicate "a pastor". In the sentence "Micheal became a father", the copulative verb "became" links the subject Michael to the predicate "a father". So ...
by Michael Sharpnack
May 18th, 2017, 12:28 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Copulative verbs
Replies: 15
Views: 3753

Copulative verbs

I just read something in Black's SGM that confused me a little. He says that copulative verbs "take the same case after them as before them." And he sites ειμι, γινομαι, and υπαρχω as the most common copulative verbs. I knew that was true with ειμι, with predicate nominatives and accusatives, but no...