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by S Walch
December 15th, 2017, 2:26 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

On Titus, the figure I got was 144 new words to learn, in the 659 word letter. It seems much harder to me (beginner-intermediate) than Matthew or Luke. Even though there are far fewer words to learn, they're concentrated in a small text, so that instead of 6-7% of words being new, it's 22%. A 15-wo...
by S Walch
December 7th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ

For the NT, καθʼ ἡμέραν without neuter article: Matt 26:55; Mark 14:49; Luke 9:23, 16:19, 22:53; Acts 2:46, 47, 3:2, 16:5, 19:9; 1 Cor 15:31; Heb 7:27, 10:11 With neuter article: Luke 11:3, 19:47; Acts 17:11 Needless to say, the places without outnumber those with more than 4:1, plus is peculiar to ...
by S Walch
December 7th, 2017, 2:17 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ
Replies: 12
Views: 368

Re: Καὶ ἦν διδάσκων τὸ καθʼ ἡμέραν ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ

BDF §160 literally calls it a 'meaningless article': 160. The accusative of respect with adjectives (for δεδεμένος τοὺς πόδας and the like, s. §159(3)) and the like is used in the NT in a very limited way, since its function has almost entirely passed over to the dative (§197). Mt 27:57 τοὔνομα ‘by ...
by S Walch
December 7th, 2017, 10:11 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

Well, yes, the Johannine smallish word range is probably what makes it seem 'easy' as opposed to say, Titus for instance. But I think that's being grossly unfair to Titus. Yes there's 300 distinct lemmas in the letter, but is it difficult to read? All that's against Titus is vocab - the rest of the ...
by S Walch
November 23rd, 2017, 6:33 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 2:13 ο μαρτυς μου, ο πιστος [μου]?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Rev 2:13 ο μαρτυς μου, ο πιστος [μου]?

Good quick rundown there, Stirling. Just a few quick mistakes for you to rectify: Rev 10:1: you've not bolded the definite articles before κεφαλὴν/ς Rev 11:3: In SBLG you've bolded προφητεύσουσιν instead of περιβεβλημένοι. Rev 12:8: SBLG seems to have φιλαδελφιαν instead of ουρανω? Plus yes, quite t...
by S Walch
November 21st, 2017, 5:37 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 2:13 ο μαρτυς μου, ο πιστος [μου]?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Rev 2:13 ο μαρτυς μου, ο πιστος [μου]?

Try looking under Translations in 280 Languages and growing.... :)
by S Walch
November 18th, 2017, 6:15 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 2:13 ο μαρτυς μου, ο πιστος [μου]?
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Rev 2:13 ο μαρτυς μου, ο πιστος [μου]?

Hi Stirling, You may want to read the following by Raija Sollamo: Repetition of the Possessive Pronouns in the Septuagint Essentially, Raija showed that in normal idiomatic Greek writing, the possessive pronoun would either be omitted (as the relation between the subject/object and the possessor was...
by S Walch
October 23rd, 2017, 4:07 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Daniel 11:35
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Daniel 11:35

There is no major difficulty in construing εις ωρας with καιρος, as per the LES: 'an appointed time for a season'. As Biblical Hebrew doesn't have a specific word that means 'hour', the use of the Greek ωρα to translate the Hebrew מועד would be therefore using ωρα as meaning 'time-period, season, ag...
by S Walch
October 6th, 2017, 2:06 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Short and long [i]
Replies: 6
Views: 389

Re: Short and long [i]

There's an interesting blog post in Evangelical Textual Criticism blog. Peter Williams says there was a distinction between short and long [ i ]. http://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.fi/2017/10/not-in-luke.html What do you say? I would certainly agree. There's also the interesting 'correctio...
by S Walch
September 9th, 2017, 1:15 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Psalm 75:11
Replies: 4
Views: 511

Re: Psalm 75:11

Vice-versa. The LALS "is specifically based on The Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint: H.B. Swete Edition (Swete LXX)." Ah, as stated in the preface (which I've only just now read) :) I'll admit that I'm not all that thrilled that a lot seems to have been based on an interlinear. Thought w...