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by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

The etymology of Bible in English is from βιβλία, but in the fathers, they use γραφή or γραφαί to refer to the Scripture(s). That suggested a back translation to me. I want to acknowledge that Stephen Hughes also refers to the idea of back translation, which I overlooked when writing my previous re...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

Well, that was a mawkish rendering. The word moves means either good or bad medicine (restorative or destructive) at different times in its history. Stephen Hughes in the Post-Atticism - Ο Ερωτόκριτος του Βιντσέντζου Κορνάρου thread wrote:φαρμάκιν - the Classical form is φάρμακον "medicine", "potio...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

των παντων κακων μη αναγινωσκειν βιβλια ψυχης φαρμακα Of all evils, not reading books of life [is?] φαρμακα ψυχης φαρμακα - medicine(s) for the soul So, "not reading books is medicine(s) for the soul"?! The opposite to the sense he wants. And, which books - just any old books? I'm still unconvinced...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

Several searches on TLG couldn't turn up this quotation or anything closely resembling it. I searched for the strings κακων μη, βιβλια ψυχας, των παντων κακων, and βιβλια within one line of φαρμακα. Nothing relevant came up. The quotation could be from a work not yet digitized for TLG, legitimate b...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 5:31 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

The Greek of Chrysostom's homily to the Colossians is Τοῦτο πάντων αἴτιον τῶν κακῶν, τὸ μὴ εἰδέναι τὰς Γραφάς. Those words would make perfect sentence in the context of the author's paragraph. But they're not the words he uses! Which is one of the aspects I find problematic about the Greek he suppli...
by Alex Hopkins
January 17th, 2015, 11:17 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 2461

Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

The National Library of Australia has been digitising newspapers from its archives. A newspaper called The Colonist printed in 1835 a letter to the editor which includes some Greek. (Details of the letter are: 1835 'TO THE EDITOR OF THE COLONIST.', The Colonist (Sydney, NSW : 1835 - 1840), 16 April,...
by Alex Hopkins
December 23rd, 2012, 8:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Online Spanish-English dictionary
Replies: 1
Views: 2264

Re: Online Spanish-English dictionary

James Spinti let us know that ... The members of the Diccionario Griego-Español project (DGE, CSIC, Madrid) are pleased to announce the release of DGE online http://dge.cchs.csic.es/xdge/ first digital edition of the published section (α-ἔξαυος) of our Lexicon. Thanks for passing on this information...
by Alex Hopkins
July 25th, 2012, 7:08 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Force of the imperfect in 1 Cor 3:6 ηὔξανεν
Replies: 2
Views: 745

Re: Force of the imperfect in 1 Cor 3:6 ηὔξανεν

Hi Stephen, I noticed in a recent reading of Fanning that he refers to this verse at several points (pages 19, 76, 187, and 249). In main clauses the contrast of aorist and imperfect often reflects (alongside other differences) this pattern of temporal ordering: aorists denoting events in sequence o...
by Alex Hopkins
July 9th, 2012, 8:30 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Greek?
Replies: 17
Views: 7336

Re: Is pronouncing Greek out loud important for learning Gre

I only talk to my dog a little in Greek, though not commands as Daniel Streett does. One must be very careful in speaking to dogs in Greek, and especially commands - it may cause a great deal of mischief! 8-) The idea that the present imperative meant stop doing something already being done was giv...
by Alex Hopkins
July 4th, 2012, 6:48 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Subjective and objective genitive
Replies: 20
Views: 12599

Re: Subjective and objective genitive

Has anybody researched the word in larger corpus than the Bible? Especially the construction πιστις+gen. I would like to see unambigous extrabiblical examples for any proposed meaning of the phrase. Yes, extra-Biblical research has been done. One article is After ΠΙΣΤΙΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ: Neglected Evidence ...

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