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by daveburt
April 22nd, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: θυσίας in Leviticus 2. 3
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: θυσίας in Leviticus 2. 3

This question seems to be about neither Greek nor Hebrew, but English! I think the confusion is coming from the 1611 archaic usage of "meat" which then meant what we now mean by "a meal" or "food" in general. The context (Leviticus 2:1) specifies that this θυσια/מנחה is not animal flesh but grain fl...
by daveburt
April 18th, 2018, 7:31 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Where does ἀγάπη come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Where does ἀγάπη come from?

Thanks heaps, Mike.
by daveburt
April 17th, 2018, 9:21 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Where does ἀγάπη come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Where does ἀγάπη come from?

Where does ἀγάπη come from? (The word, that is.) I've followed up comments from Leon Morris in a 1979 address on 'Love, Christian Style' in BDAG and Nygren's Eros and Agape and wondering if there is more info around than the sparse and aging info there? The story I'm getting is that it barely appear...
by daveburt
April 9th, 2018, 7:19 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of DIO in Philippians 2:9
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Use of DIO in Philippians 2:9

I'm not an expert, but I don't think either διό or the aorist indicatives ὑπερύψωσεν καὶ ἐχαρίσατο force the matter of time -- they're just past with respect to the writer/reader -- but your assumption (3, 1 in restatement) does.
by daveburt
April 9th, 2018, 1:09 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of DIO in Philippians 2:9
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Use of DIO in Philippians 2:9

Bobby, 'because of but not after' seems logically possible (defended philosophically in Eleonore Stump, The God of the Bible and the God of the Philosophers , and I think the Greek terms could bend that way), but a much unlikelier reading than the more obvious inclusion of temporal reference in this...
by daveburt
January 23rd, 2018, 8:21 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John's Use of Feminine Nouns
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: John's Use of Feminine Nouns

Grammatical gender is different from regular gender. May I suggest some short reads that shed light on this issue in a couple of ways? Firstly there's Don Carson's chapter on gender in his book The Inclusive-Language Debate: A Plea for Realism (PDF) -- chapter 4. "Gender and Sex around the World: A ...
by daveburt
January 14th, 2018, 4:52 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Yes, morphology doesn't match phonology perfectly. καινος and κενος have a Levenshtein distance of 2 but phonologically identical (in imperial/modern); then ἑνος is a 'minimal pair' with both of them phonologically, but 3 edits from καινος. To get the result Jonathan originally set out for, one woul...
by daveburt
January 12th, 2018, 10:20 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

That is pretty cool. These pairs seem wrong for different reasons: ברא בוא ζάω ζέω The first pair differs by more than one sound ('bara'/'bore'/'bora' vs. 'bo' -- I think it's still a consistent list, just not phonological). The second pair don't seem to be real, inflected words at all, and the real...
by daveburt
January 11th, 2018, 6:33 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 13
Views: 871

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Randall Buth's Living Koine Greek course does this to introduce the alphabet. It begins with a set of words which only have one sound, so every pair of them differs by a single sound. e.g. α, ου, αι, οι, η; and I think it does what you're asking for, but presumably it's copyright.
by daveburt
January 7th, 2018, 6:14 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 1306

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

Concerning kai. Yes, ουδε is better: "We did not prophesy... nor cast out... nor perform..." However, kai may also be translated (and often is) as "also". Maybe even "as well". Or, kai may be substituted by a comma. Yes, ουδε is better, but does it definitely decide for the traditional translation?...