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by Jonathan Robie
May 16th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

So far, I really like it a lot. The explanations are clear and simple, with lots of examples, and the examples show enough narrative to give a feel for how the grammatical structures affect the overall flow of a text. The examples are translated in a way that makes the book accessible even for those...
by Jonathan Robie
May 14th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: "remember me" is unclickable
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: "remember me" is unclickable

What happens if you clear your browser cache? Do you have the same problem from more than one computer?
by Jonathan Robie
May 5th, 2019, 7:17 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Pls explain syntax of Luke 24:21
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Pls explain syntax of Luke 24:21

This paper has a useful discussion of Luke 24:21: The Discourse Function of ἀλλά in Non-Negative Contexts (Rick Brannan) BDAG file these instances in sense 3, “before independent clauses, to indicate that the preceding is to be regarded as a settled matter, thus forming a transition to something new...
by Jonathan Robie
May 4th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Pls explain syntax of Luke 24:21
Replies: 17
Views: 511

Re: Pls explain syntax of Luke 24:21

ἡμεῖς δὲ ἠλπίζομεν ὅτι αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ μέλλων λυτροῦσθαι τὸν Ἰσραήλ· ἀλλά γε καὶ σὺν πᾶσιν τούτοις τρίτην ταύτην ἡμέραν ἄγει ἀφ’ οὗ ταῦτα ἐγένετο. ἀλλὰ καὶ γυναῖκές τινες ἐξ ἡμῶν ἐξέστησαν ἡμᾶς, ἀλλὰ καὶ γυναῖκές needs some explanation as well, in a way that makes good sense in Cleopas' narrative. Th...
by Jonathan Robie
May 1st, 2019, 6:02 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Tenses
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Tenses

Hopefully without wandering too far off topic: I've discovered that Rijksbaron is one of the editors of the very recently published Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek . It's advertised as shedding light from modern linguistics on all aspects of classical Greek grammar, not just verbs. My training...
by Jonathan Robie
April 30th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Tenses
Replies: 14
Views: 640

Re: Tenses

Verses quoted by Constantine Campbell in Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek could throw some light here (but not quite in the way he explained them). There is more than one school of thought among people applying modern linguistics to biblical Greek. Many here on B-Greek are more inclined to...
by Jonathan Robie
April 30th, 2019, 7:50 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Are ἀνά-κειμαι and κατά-κειμαι synonyms?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Are ἀνά-κειμαι and κατά-κειμαι synonyms?

So they are practical synonyms in part of the semantic range, but otherwise differ quite a bit. Yes, I was thinking mostly about ἀνάκειμαι and κατάκειμαι in the context of dining. Invoking my inner root fallacy, I was wondering if there might be a subtle distinction analogous to "sit down" and "sit...
by Jonathan Robie
April 29th, 2019, 9:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: περιβόλαιον in 1 Corinthians 11:15
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: περιβόλαιον in 1 Corinthians 11:15

If there is some metaphor for testicle, one would expect something more apposite like ball, stone, nut, etc., basically anything that looks like a testicle or can be hidden away. I hope this doesn't get conflated with another recent thread . I know someone must be desperate for something to present...
by Jonathan Robie
April 29th, 2019, 9:05 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Are ἀνά-κειμαι and κατά-κειμαι synonyms?
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Are ἀνά-κειμαι and κατά-κειμαι synonyms?

Are ἀνά-κειμαι and κατά-κειμαι synonyms? Do the prefixes indicate any shade of difference in meaning? If they are synonyms in the Hellenistic period, was there a time that they had distinct meanings?
by Jonathan Robie
April 29th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: γλωσσόκομον - bag, box, or any container?
Replies: 2
Views: 160

γλωσσόκομον - bag, box, or any container?

τινὲς γὰρ ἐδόκουν, ἐπεὶ τὸ γλωσσόκομον εἶχεν Ἰούδας, ὅτι λέγει αὐτῷ [ὁ] Ἰησοῦς, Ἀγόρασον ὧν χρείαν ἔχομεν εἰς τὴν ἑορτήν, ἢ τοῖς πτωχοῖς ἵνα τι δῷ. Louw & Nida confidently tell me this is a box: γλωσσόκομον: a box in which money was kept The UBS Translator's Handbook tells me it is a bag: Money bag...