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by Mitch Tulloch
February 26th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7
Replies: 12
Views: 2152

Re: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7

Thanks Steven! So I guess I'm right then (according to your methodology) in identifying Ὑποτάγητε in 2:13 as the governing finite verb that underlies /forms the foundation of the whole argument Peter is presenting in 2:13 - 3:7. Yay! :-) I do think too that 3:7 is the final "lemma" in a series of le...
by Mitch Tulloch
February 26th, 2018, 8:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a prepositional phrase be adverbial?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Can a prepositional phrase be adverbial?

Thanks! Now that I think about it, that makes sense in English as well :-P

--Mitch
by Mitch Tulloch
February 25th, 2018, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7
Replies: 12
Views: 2152

Grounding status of participle in 1 Peter 3:7

Apologies if I get some of this wrong as I'm still pretty much a beginner, but I've been trying to slog through the book The Greek Verb Revisited and while much of it goes over my head I found Chapter 7 by Steven Runge on grounding status in nonnarrative discourse fascinating as it seems to almost m...
by Mitch Tulloch
February 25th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Complete paradigms for all GNT verbs?
Replies: 7
Views: 2310

Complete paradigms for all GNT verbs?

I was wondering, has anyone developed and made available PDFs that show complete paradigms for all (more or less) verbs in the Greek New Testament? e.g. one PDF for λυω showing all forms for all tenses, moods, voices, number etc. and another for ειμι and another for etc etc etc. Is there any freely ...
by Mitch Tulloch
February 25th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a prepositional phrase be adverbial?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Can a prepositional phrase be adverbial?

This is probably a beginner's question, but I was reading 1 Peter 3:7 which says: Οἱ ἄνδρες ὁμοίως, συνοικοῦντες κατὰ γνῶσιν ὡς ἀσθενεστέρῳ σκεύει τῷ γυναικείῳ, ἀπονέμοντες τιμὴν ὡς καὶ συγκληρονόμοις χάριτος ζωῆς εἰς τὸ μὴ ἐγκόπτεσθαι τὰς προσευχὰς ὑμῶν. and I was wondering if the prepositional phr...
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: 817

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: 817

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: 2194

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: 2194

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: 2194

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...