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by Philip Arend
May 18th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Does an accusative 'mean' this much?
Replies: 2
Views: 821

Does an accusative 'mean' this much?

Matt. 5:6 μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες καὶ διψῶντες τὴν δικαιοσύνην, ὅτι αὐτοὶ χορτασθήσονται. James Boice comments that an accusative adds quite a strong amount of meaning... "The significance of this point for interpreting the fourth beatitude lies in the fact that the normal Greek usage is entirely aban...
by Philip Arend
March 2nd, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Online Conversational Course?
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Online Conversational Course?

This is a follow on question from a comment Barry H. made about having been helped by an online conversational class which was only for an hour a week. I'm interested in something like that and wondered if there are any current or soon to be held. Especially I would like to ask all those with such e...
by Philip Arend
February 24th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Acts 13:48 why the [effective] pluperfect?
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

Re: In Acts 13:48 why the [effective] pluperfect?

Acts 13:48 ἀκούοντα δὲ τὰ ἔθνη ἔχαιρον καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ ἐπίστευσαν ὅσοι ἦσαν τεταγμένοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον· From what I have read using a perfect links the effect to the event described. Is that what you mean, Mike, when using the word "persistent' or are you referring to something...
by Philip Arend
February 10th, 2019, 2:43 pm
Forum: Cool Stuff
Topic: News in Ancient Greek
Replies: 0
Views: 815

News in Ancient Greek

I've been having fun with these news articles. It is a nice additional way of internalising basic sentence structures and vocabulary. Since we generally already know these news topics, it is easier to work with the context and intuit the meaning of unfamiliar words.

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by Philip Arend
February 6th, 2019, 5:22 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: online Basil the Great Oration on the Holy Spirit
Replies: 2
Views: 734

Re: online Basil the Great Oration on the Holy Spirit

Stirling, you've made another great find! Really useful. Ευχαριστώ πολύ
by Philip Arend
February 5th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: online Basil the Great Oration on the Holy Spirit
Replies: 2
Views: 734

online Basil the Great Oration on the Holy Spirit

Χαιρε. I could not find Basil's "On the Holy Spirit" on TLG or anywhere else. I managed to find a Modern Greek version. Does anyone know of a link to a (preferably) unicode original Greek text? Many thanks...
by Philip Arend
January 21st, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen's harder section
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Translating Origen's harder section

Thanks Stirling here it is as a reflexive and the infinive (English-ed as a gerund). Barry saw the genitive in the second sentence as "of comparison' So putting together the two sentences this is what I come up with. What do you think? Φαμὲν τὸ μικρότερον περὶ αὐτοῦ λέγειν τοῦ Χριστοῦ· (19) μικρότερ...
by Philip Arend
January 18th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen's harder section
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Translating Origen's harder section

Thanks for these helps which led me back to my dusty Intermediate Greek grammars. I've never tried to work through Origen before, but he seems to be more difficult than most. I'm still not sure if I understand the sentence correctly: Τὸ δὲ, ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν οὐρανῶν, δηλοῖ ( ἐντοῖς πνευματικοῖς, κα...
by Philip Arend
January 16th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen's harder section
Replies: 6
Views: 1222

Re: Translating Origen's harder section

Thanks for the points of grammar I missed. The way I understand is: Φαμὲν τὸ μικρότερον περὶ αὐτοῦ λέγειν τοῦ Χριστοῦ· We say ‘the least’ is speaking of him (who is) of Christ. Is that right?. I am still especially puzzled by the structure in (20) and have made another attempt. Does this make more s...
by Philip Arend
January 15th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Finding a List of Modern Greek Bible Versions
Replies: 4
Views: 1039

Re: Finding a List of Modern Greek Bible Versions

The YouVersion website has a number of Modern Greek bibles easily searchable

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