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by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 12th, 2018, 5:29 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν
Replies: 3
Views: 155

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: 155

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: 886

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: 247

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: 247

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: 418

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: 418

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: 472

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: 651

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: 486

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.