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I'm still not entirely following the logic of the proposed interpretation referenced in the original post. The significance of the get (βιβλίον ἀποστασίου) is to free the divorced woman for remarriage. For the husband to dismiss his wife without granting her the legal paperwork leaves her in a very...
- April 14th, 2018, 12:56 am
- Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
- Topic: Grammatical question about Barnabas 4:9.
- Replies: 4
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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?
- April 12th, 2018, 10:15 pm
- Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
- Topic: ἡγιασμένος (Perfect participle of holy/sanctified/ἁγιάζω)
- Replies: 5
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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...
- March 21st, 2018, 7:12 pm
- Forum: Syntax and Grammar
- Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
- Replies: 9
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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...