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by Peng Huiguo
June 24th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Verbless clauses
Replies: 9
Views: 953

Re: Verbless clauses

What is οὗ εἵνεκεν pointing to?

There's an almost pictorial effect to this passage, like

The cup poised over me (ready)
And it poured (action)
To... (cascade)
To...
To...
by Peng Huiguo
June 23rd, 2019, 3:37 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hebrews 4:15
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Hebrews 4:15

The perfect tense emphasizes the end of an event. πεπειρασμένον goes with χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας to convey a sense that the ἀρχιερεύς had been tried and found pure; it shouldn't have a still-occurring sense.
by Peng Huiguo
June 19th, 2019, 1:50 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

>look nice on the bookshelf, and in case of an extended power outage >having a printed text gives the best reading experience We're talking about LSJ here though — thing's as big and heavy as a bag of bricks, and its print's eye-killing. If the power outage's in the end time, when lights wane and ro...
by Peng Huiguo
June 18th, 2019, 2:04 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

μόνον οὐ all but, well nigh
Now that it"s pointed out, it's so obvious. "Only not/short of". Greek word order does create meaning other than discourse effect.
by Peng Huiguo
June 18th, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Disregard the Ephesians comment. My brain is kinda fried recently.
by Peng Huiguo
June 18th, 2019, 12:36 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 17
Views: 1375

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

it still bothers me to have all the arguments stacked in front waiting for a verb to show up
Or having a relative pronoun that sends you back, and back to find its antecedent, like the οὗ in Ephesians 3:7.

Does "μόνον οὐχὶ... καὶ" seem to you "not just... [but] also"?
by Peng Huiguo
June 17th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Help for a translation

I concede to the χαρὶν ὀφείλειν point as well now, but Barry, surely I wasn't mostly wrong? I mean you and I came almost to the same translation. I try to steer away from interpreting every unfamiliar text like it's scripture though. Btw possibly to add to your irk, I don't think deponents exist :-p...
by Peng Huiguo
June 17th, 2019, 9:44 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Help for a translation

I have notified a mod regarding my name long before. twice. I was wondering why it remains.
by Peng Huiguo
June 17th, 2019, 9:35 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Help for a translation

Jason, you're right regarding the hortatory subjunctive. I'm not sure about your interpretation of the whole sentence though.
by Peng Huiguo
June 17th, 2019, 2:23 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Help for a translation
Replies: 15
Views: 1174

Re: Help for a translation

πολλην χαριν is greeting, "much happiness to you". You're right regarding ω τεκνον. οφειλομεν means to be obligated, ie. with respect to parents (τοıς γονευσıν) be filial. The ομεν ending has a hortatory sense, "let us be...". ενθυμεισθαι is a present middle/passive infinitive meaning "be reminded"....

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