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by Peng Huiguo
September 28th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Philippians 3:21
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Philippians 3:21

καί as an adverbial correlative here coordinating with the presumed εἶναι or γένεσθαι which has to be supplied with σύμμορφον But you wrote earlier I would take καί as adverbial rather than connective, making ὑποτάξαι complementary to δύνασθαι I think you're complicating a fairly straightforward te...
by Peng Huiguo
September 28th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Philippians 3:21
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Philippians 3:21

the article here by Wallace I'm glad to see many are as imprecise as I am wrt this rule. highly improbable, if not impossible The construction of this verse is uncommon, even unique afterall. δύναμαι does regularly take complementary infinitives, but it often stands alone too. The καί is what tripp...
by Peng Huiguo
September 27th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Philippians 3:21
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Philippians 3:21

τοῦ δύνασθαι... καὶ ὑποτάξαι...

No? Anyway you had instinctively "sharpened" it when you placed "ὑποτάξαι complementary to δύνασθαι", but I would say "equivalent" instead of "complementary".
by Peng Huiguo
September 26th, 2019, 10:44 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Philippians 3:21
Replies: 9
Views: 731

Re: Philippians 3:21

Viewing καί as connective here is ok and presents an occasion to apply Sharp's rule. To OP: If you're unfamiliar with infinitives, you may like to read https://ancientgreek.pressbooks.com/chapter/27/ and try to make sense of the shifts in cases surrounding the infinitives in this verse. Conventional...
by Peng Huiguo
June 24th, 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Verbless clauses
Replies: 9
Views: 2052

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: 1087

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: 23
Views: 4691

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: 23
Views: 4691

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: 23
Views: 4691

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Disregard the Ephesians comment. My brain is kinda fried recently.

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