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by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 26th, 2017, 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: who hears?
Replies: 6
Views: 363

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: 562

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: 617

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: 313

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.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
May 18th, 2017, 7:07 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Copulative verbs
Replies: 15
Views: 1277

Re: Copulative verbs

The difference here is that the copula does not take a direct object. It takes a subject complement (in the nominative). Your sentence Μιχαηλ μελλει γενεσθαι πατερ is correct except that πατερ is actually vocative, so it would mean, "Michael is about to become, O father!" without specifying what he ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
May 5th, 2017, 7:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Restrictive Adjectives
Replies: 46
Views: 3184

Re: Restrictive Adjectives

Interesting examples of adjectives in the 'predicate position' whose meaning is attributive (except Acts 20:26), but it seems they all are either ολος or πας – are there any examples with descriptive adjectives?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
April 3rd, 2017, 8:24 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: How many loaves?
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: How many loaves?

Alan Bunning wrote:
April 3rd, 2017, 11:14 am
The second translation does not seem possible because ποσους is accusative.

As for the variation in word order, it could be a scribe tending to regularize, either consciously or unintentionally.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 17th, 2017, 12:56 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 3:16-17
Replies: 1
Views: 174

Re: Ephesians 3:16-17

There's no magic bullet for determining if a stretch of text is parenthetical. You just have to analyze the syntax and, if that's the best way to make sense of it, that's how I'd take it. I'm not sure we have quite the same perspective on parentheses, though. I don't see anything parenthetical in th...