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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: 449

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: 197

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.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 197

help with prayer text, please

Am reading a Byzantine-era prayer sent to me recently and am stumped over a little word in the text:

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Couldn't find anything that made sense in BDAG or LSJ. Can anyone decode this for me?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 8th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Attaching Images
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Attaching Images

Thanks, Jonathan!
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 24th, 2018, 1:58 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation

According to BDAG, και sometimes (albeit rarely), can carry a contrastive sense. So also, connecting what is unexpected or otherw. noteworthy with an attempt of some kind: but ζητεῖ κ. οὐχ εὑρίσκει but he does not find Mt 12:43. ἐπεθύμησαν ἰδεῖν κ. οὐχ εἶδαν but did not see (it) 13:17; cf. 26:60; Lk...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 12th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

Thanks for the perspective and the gentle correction of my obvious error!
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 11th, 2018, 4:46 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

Mike — my apologies if I'm derailing the thread — I've always puzzled over the tense change in the two parallel clauses in Hebrews 11:17. Any suggestions on the difference in nuance between perfect and aorist in this verse?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 6th, 2018, 12:22 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 1048

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

Hello, Ed.

Contextually it's difficult for me to imagine your proposed rendering.

Grammatically, I'm not certain, but I'd guess the idea you're proposing would not be connected by και but by ουδε: "We did not prophesy... nor did we cast out... nor did we perform..."
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: 294

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: 294

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...