Search found 96 matches

by Bernd Strauss
April 9th, 2020, 5:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys

πλείων and φέρω Since the main definitions of the two Greek words are “more” and “bring; carry,” how would you suggest to understand the English word “pleophoric” used in the following contexts? Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament, Volume 14, pages 50-51: “sws/sys ... 1. The Verb. The 27 oc...
by Bernd Strauss
April 8th, 2020, 4:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys

If the word is used with the meaning "absolutely; definitely," as you suggest, this seems to fit the sense of the statement in the lexicon. The lexicon would thus be saying that the phrase ἐπιφάνειᾳ τῆς παρουσίας is to be definitely understood as a hendiadys. There are three occurrences of the word ...
by Bernd Strauss
April 7th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: “Pleophorical” Hendiadys
Replies: 8
Views: 195

“Pleophorical” Hendiadys

Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament, edited by Horst Balz and Gerhard Schneider, says in the entry ἐπιφάνεια: “2 Thess 2:8: The Lord will "destroy the antichrist at the appearing of his coming" (ἐπιφάνειᾳ τῆς παρουσίας αὐτοῦ is to be understood pleophorically as a hendiadys).” What does the l...
by Bernd Strauss
April 4th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

Thank you. It appeared to me that the meanings “departure” and “arrival” are somehow merged in the word ἄφιξις because of what is stated in the BDAG lexicon: “Other pass. in Gk. lit. may appear to be ambiguous to the modern reader, but not be, because the ancient writer views the departure in terms ...
by Bernd Strauss
April 2nd, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

I had looked up the definition of the word in BDAG earlier. The definition in the dictionary is not clear enough in explaining what I need to know. Does the word mean both “departure” and “arrival” at the same time ? (This resembles what is known among linguists as the Illegitimate totality transfer...
by Bernd Strauss
April 1st, 2020, 3:27 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Meanings of the Word ἄφιξις

Can someone explain how the word ἄφιξις has two diametrically opposed meanings: “departure” and “arrival”?
If the context where this word is used is not sufficient enough, is it impossible, based on the word’s etymology alone, to determine what it means in that context?
by Bernd Strauss
November 3rd, 2019, 10:16 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities

I was uncertain about the timing of the finish of the construction because of the way in which the text is rendered in Ralph Marcus’s translation: “At about this time Caesarea Sebaste, which Herod had been building, was completed. The entire work of construction was finished in the tenth year, the s...
by Bernd Strauss
November 2nd, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Meaning of a Text in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities

Flavius Josephus, Jewish Antiquities, book 16, chapter 5: “Περὶ δὲ τὸν χρόνον τοῦτον συντέλειαν ἔλαβεν ἡ Καισάρεια Σεβαστή, ἣν ᾠκοδόμει, δεκάτῳ μὲν ἔτει πρὸς τέλος ἐλθούσης αὐτῷ τῆς ὅλης κατασκευῆς, ἐκπεσούσης δὲ τῆς προθεσμίας εἰς ὄγδοον καὶ εἰκοστὸν ἔτος τῆς ἀρχῆς, ἐπ᾿ ὀλυμπιάδος δευτέρας καὶ ἐνεν...
by Bernd Strauss
September 6th, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 13084

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

Perhaps you meant to place your question in the beginners forum? It could be placed there. The word ἕν is not alone here. It is part of a phrase: πρὸς ἓν τέλος, which means "toward one end." The word ἕν "one" is neuter because it agrees with the word τέλος "end," which is neuter. I see now that the...
by Bernd Strauss
September 5th, 2019, 2:17 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 13084

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

I am aware that the preposition εν means "in." But there is another word, ἕνος (which has the form ἓν), which is given a definition which seems to allow for the rendering “one” in some contexts. There is also the word ἑνάς (which likewise has the form ἓν), and it is shown to be the equivalent of μον...

Go to advanced search