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by Daniel Semler
June 20th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Elision in Life

Interesting, I've never had anybody misunderstand the "with" in the hyper-literalistic translationese that we tend to teach students in handling the GA in Greek It has often been remarked that if there is a way to misunderstand something Semler will do it :) And no, it isn't always accidental, thou...
by Daniel Semler
June 20th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Elision in Life

Thanx for this Barry. I think this is a genitive absolute, lit. ἔφην δʼ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων... "With those who carried (them) giving them willingly, I told the crowd that I received the letters..." If you mean by "with" that the letter carriers are pr...
by Daniel Semler
June 19th, 2019, 10:42 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Elision in Life

Hi ya In this from Jospehus' Life : “ ἔφην δ᾿ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων · οὐ γὰρ ἐβουλόμην αὐτοὺς τὰ περὶ τὰς φρουρὰς τοὺς ἐναντίους εἰδέναι, μὴ δείσαντες τοῦ γράφειν ἀποστῶσιν.” (Life 1:261 JOSEPH-T) https://accordance.bible/link/read/JOSEPH-T#Life_261 in ...
by Daniel Semler
June 17th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Help for a translation

I was thinking about this one and I wondered if σε argues against such a translation where were υμας it might be support that translation. The reason I was thinking so, is that it seems odd to switch from the plural ομεν to the singular σε if one is still discussing the debt "we" owe rather than mov...
by Daniel Semler
June 14th, 2019, 12:16 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?

Thanx Stephen. I had read that LSJ section before I posted actually, but I get what you're saying. Makes sense.

Thx
D
by Daniel Semler
June 14th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Merism ? Metonymy ? Synedoche ?

Hi ya, In this sentence in Josephus, in a bit which I found a bit of a challenge, one finds this: “πρῶτον τῆς ἐπιστολῆς τοὺς περὶ τὸν Ἰωνάθην ὑπεμίμνησκον, ὃν τρόπον γράψειαν ὑπὸ τοῦ κοινοῦ τῶν Ἱεροσολυμιτῶν πεπέμφθαι διαλύσοντές μου τὰς πρὸς τὸν Ἰωάννην φιλονεικίας, ὡς παρακαλέσειάν τέ με πρὸς αὐτο...
by Daniel Semler
June 9th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Does the Didache say αφες ημιν την οφειλην ημων (Forgive us Our Debts) or is the phrase missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Does the Didache say αφες ημιν την οφειλην ημων (Forgive us Our Debts) or is the phrase missing?

The edition I have edited by Michael Holmes has it : “καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὴν ὀφειλὴν ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν,” (Didache 8:2 Apostolic Fathers (Greek tagged text)) https://accordance.bible/link/read/AF-T#Did._8:2 Lightfoot's says the same. Holme's claims to note almost all differen...
by Daniel Semler
June 5th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?

I probably rambled a little much - I tend to write out as I think and that can leave unhelpful detritus in the way. I wouldn't translate it that way. The grammar is clear enough - it's an adjectival (and appositional) construction not an adverbial one.

Thx
D
by Daniel Semler
June 5th, 2019, 10:19 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?
Replies: 6
Views: 243

Re: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?

Well ... that would be to treat the adjective as an adverb. Not the worst thing for sure, changes of part of speech occur frequently enough in translation but there is no call for it here really. And semantically here not a great difference : If the building is eternal and it's in the heavens the ef...
by Daniel Semler
May 29th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: "the monosemic nature of discourse markers"

Good point Stirling, I misapplied the term monosemy pretty horrendously there and clearly need to go back and re-read some things to ensure I use the terms correctly. Thanks for flagging that, it would seem like the concept of "use it or lose it" has applied to me here - opportunity to learn again ...