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by Mitch Tulloch
December 3rd, 2017, 4:29 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

Your proposal is certainly viable. A noun such as love carries an implicit verbal element, the action of loving. The grammars distinguish between the subjective genitive (where the genitive noun performs the implicit action) and the objective genitive (where the genitive noun receives the action). ...
by Mitch Tulloch
December 2nd, 2017, 9:57 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 247

η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

I'm trying to understand how best to translate the phrase η αγαπη του θεου in its several instances in 1 John. The ESV translates it either as "the love of God" or "God's love" but I was wondering whether "love for God" could be a better translation as it makes more sense to me from the context of m...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 30th, 2017, 6:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Is learning accents really important?

I'm only interested in reading Koine Greek, not in speaking or writing it :-) Is it possible for a human to read a language without hearing it in their head? Or to understand a language without being able to produce a sentence of their own? OK but does it really matter if we mispronounce it in our ...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 30th, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Re: Is learning accents really important?

And now I am irritated when and editor has placed an accent on a word like τισ and I think they have chosen the wrong one. In such cases, the understanding of the text is biased (one way or another) by an editor’s decision to use diacritical marks that did not exist. This is one of my big concerns ...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 29th, 2017, 9:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 468

Is learning accents really important?

I recently read http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/2009/06/06/why-do-we-write-accents-on-our-ancient-greek/ and it made me wonder about accents in text of the GNT. Is it *really* important to learn the rules for accents? It seems like such a huge waste of little grey cells. Isn't context enough in m...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 6th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: The Greek Verb Revisited
Replies: 4
Views: 327

The Greek Verb Revisited

Just received a copy in the mail and going to begin reading it. What's the consensus here concerning the value of this book? Anything to watch out for or be aware of before reading it? Thanks in advance :-)

Cheers,
Mitch Tulloch
by Mitch Tulloch
November 6th, 2017, 4:03 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

What's the consensus then here concerning the aspect of the perfect tense? Is it imperfective as Campbell suggests? Or stative? Or resultative?? I just tried wading through "The Perfect in Ancient Greek" by Augustin Speyer and it sounds almost like the perfect tense in the Koine period is confusing ...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 6th, 2017, 8:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Thanks Michael! Just two follow-up questions: 1. Are perfective and imperfective the only two verbal aspects of importance for the study of Biblical Greek? No. The perfect is its own aspect. OK. But if the perfective aspect is the external or helicopter view (the view from the outside with focus on ...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 5th, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 30
Views: 1194

Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

First post to the B-Greek forum. I thought about posting this to the Books forum but decided I'd better post it here since I'm still a beginner in some respects. I mentioned in my post in the Introductions subforum that I'm getting back into Biblical Greek after many years away from it, so my hope i...
by Mitch Tulloch
November 4th, 2017, 3:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Mitch Tulloch
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Mitch Tulloch

I've been lurking here for a while but am now registering :-) My background is in Physics but for the last 20 years I've been working in Information Technology writing books, whitepapers, articles, newsletters etc. See my website for more info. I met the Lord many years ago in university and took In...