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by timothy_p_mcmahon
April 14th, 2018, 12:56 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.

Hard to tell without context, but normally the use of an adjective for an abstract concept is in the neuter. Could 'black one' in context refer to Satan?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
April 12th, 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: ἡγιασμένος (Perfect participle of holy/sanctified/ἁγιάζω)
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: ἡγιασμένος (Perfect participle of holy/sanctified/ἁγιάζω)

I think the temporal aspect of the perfect participle is relative to the future tense main verb. The action of the participle precedes the action of the main verb. At some point in the future the action of ἡγιασμένον occurs, and at a yet subsequent point the state described by ἔσται becomes a realit...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
April 10th, 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Noun Form of the Verb ἔρχομαι
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Noun Form of the Verb ἔρχομαι

ἔλευσις is related to the suppletive future tense that corresponds to ἔρχομαι, so maybe that would do.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 21st, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

I get the concept of the epexegetical infinitive. But I'm not seeing how the subject of γενέσθαι is not identical with the subject of ελαβον earlier in the verse, and τέκνα the predicate of the embedded sentence. I don't see how the accusative case of ἐξουσίαν has anything to do with τέκνα being acc...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 21st, 2018, 3:18 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

Robert Crowe wrote:
March 20th, 2018, 2:55 pm
No. τέκνα θεοῦ γενέσθαι qualifies ἐξουσίαν. Both τέκνα and γενέσθαι are in accusative agreement with ἐξουσίαν.
This is a different perspective than I've ever encountered. Can you elucidate?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 20th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

Wouldn't the subject of the infinitive be them (with αὐτοῖς its antecedent) and τέκνα be the subject complement?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 18th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The Negative particles: ου and μη
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: The Negative particles: ου and μη

Since the referenced article is unavailable to non-subscribers, I don't know how the two examples in John 7 don't jibe with the author's thesis.

What's your specific concern about these examples?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 16th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Relative pronoun
Replies: 1
Views: 110

Re: Relative pronoun

The antecedent of ᾗ is ἡμέρα; ᾗ refers back to ἡμέρα. Since ἡμέρα denotes a period of time, I think it's safe to say that the action described by οἱ οὐρανοὶ ῥοιζηδὸν παρελεύσονται will occur during that time period.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 12th, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 683

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

Generally, when people start talking like this, there is an underlying theological point they either want to justify or destroy. Barry has hit the nail on the head. It's possible that in a particular instance the middle voice carries the idea of the subject interacting with another agent in a way t...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 10th, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 317

Re: help with prayer text, please

Thanks so much for the helpful responses.

I had dismissed the possibility of crasis due to the absence of the breathing mark. The position still puzzles me, but overall it seems to make sense.