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by timothy_p_mcmahon
December 3rd, 2017, 6:33 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John

So just to make sure I understand, translating that as an objective genitive would be something like "you disregard justice and love for God [or loving God]" correct? I prefer 'love for God' here; 'loving God' sounds more like a rendering of a Greek infinitive. But either way captures the sense. BT...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
December 2nd, 2017, 8:57 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: η αγαπη του θεου in 1 John
Replies: 6
Views: 201

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). A...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
December 1st, 2017, 2:52 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Accents and article

Thanks, Jason, for the clarification. The second accent on ἐμίσησάν in the text of John is correct; it's that accent in Andrew's translation that's superfluous.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
November 30th, 2017, 11:56 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Accents and article

Looks good to me except for minor issues with the accents.

ἐμίσησάν should not have an accent on the alpha
the accent on δωρεάς should be acute because μου is a clitic
by timothy_p_mcmahon
November 30th, 2017, 2:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Re: Is learning accents really important?

Just to throw in my own 2¢... When I began studying Greek, the textbook I used introduced accents right away (lesson 2 or 3, I think). It went completely over my head. I just didn't have enough Greek for the accentuation rules to make sense. When I finished the first year grammar I went back and re-...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
October 21st, 2017, 4:11 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18
Replies: 14
Views: 590

Re: "upon this rock" in Matthew 16:18

It wouldn't make any difference if there were another feminine noun in the context. πετρα is feminine; its gender is not affected by anything else it might refer to or be equivalent to. And certainly the case doesn't matter. A noun's case is determined by its use in the sentence, not by anything it ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 26th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: who hears?
Replies: 6
Views: 474

Re: who hears?

Neuter plural nouns often take singular verbs. It's much more common in NT than a neuter plural subject taking a plural verb.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 9th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Using masculine instead of neuter in John 6:9
Replies: 6
Views: 726

Re: Using masculine instead of neuter in John 6:9

Galatians 3:16 looks to me like the pronoun is attracted to the gender of the predicate, but if the correct reading in John 6:9 is ος, that looks like concordatio ad sensum.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
June 3rd, 2017, 3:41 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: LXX Solomon 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 841

Re: LXX Solomon 17:22

Duff seems to imply that τοῦ θραῦσαι becomes a noun of sorts An infinitive is a noun of sorts. Duff's translation converts the Greek infinitive into an English gerund, which is more idiomatic in this context than an infinitive. It's like in English saying I enjoy swimming . The action of the verb '...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
May 31st, 2017, 3:19 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Didache 12:1 and Commentary?

Just one quibble with the translation: ἕξετε is future.

As for right/left, that seems to be the consensus. Here's one example.