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by Jonathan Robie
April 7th, 2018, 10:20 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In that Day
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: In that Day

For instance, Luke 10:12 NASB has "in that day" for the phrase “ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ” Some translations like the HCSB translate it as "on that day." But it seems like translations are inconsistent on how it is translated. For instance in 2 Thessalonians 1:10 the exact same phrase “ἐν τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκείνῃ”...
by Jonathan Robie
April 5th, 2018, 6:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ancient scribal habits by modern standards
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Ancient scribal habits by modern standards

When we look at letters in the bible such as the Pauline corpus is there reason to be careful in overanalysing based on these modern standards? When writing these letters originally would revisions have been easily made, was papyrus easily obtainable and therefore starting a new version easy enough...
by Jonathan Robie
April 5th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Ancient scribal habits by modern standards
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Ancient scribal habits by modern standards

Early writers often used wax tablets for writing and editing texts before committing them to parchment or papyrus. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/11/Table_with_was_and_stylus_Roman_times.jpg So this may look like an ancient laptop with a stylus, but it is actually a wax tablet: htt...
by Jonathan Robie
March 13th, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: προείρηκα in 2 Corinthians 7:3
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: προείρηκα in 2 Corinthians 7:3

Let me separate two questions. (1) What is this verb? προ·ειρη·κα (perfect) is the same verb as προ·λεγ·ω (present) and προ·ειπ·ον (aorist). Each one starts with the prefix προ, meaning "beforehand" in this case. English has some verbs that have different roots - e.g. is, was, to be - and Greek has ...
by Jonathan Robie
March 10th, 2018, 12:31 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: λαλεῖν in I Cor. 14.34, 35?
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: λαλεῖν in I Cor. 14.34, 35?

R. Perkins wrote:
March 10th, 2018, 4:12 am
But, yea', it really frustrates me to hear & read preachers appeal to "Strong's" :x. And, it seems no matter how many times I point out the dangers of these resources - they will still appeal to the same :roll:.
I think 1 Cor 12:10 has this right:
For when it is Strong's, then I am weak.
by Jonathan Robie
February 27th, 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Discourse Analysis: the 80/20 cut
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Discourse Analysis: the 80/20 cut

So Steve, assuming that your reading of the text is valid in all its particulars, what difference does it make? Should we draw different conclusions from the more traditional grammatical and syntactical reading of the text? If so, what? I'd like to jump off from this question in a different directi...
by Jonathan Robie
February 27th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Complete paradigms for all GNT verbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Complete paradigms for all GNT verbs?

For someone who wants to internalize the language (and to do that one must use the language for communication), they will need a book like "Greek Morphology, Verbs and Nouns for Koine Greek" at biblicallanguagecenter.com. It has an English to Greek index and lists some common verbs that are not in ...
by Jonathan Robie
February 26th, 2018, 10:39 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Books by gramatical category
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Books by gramatical category

I assume you have already worked through resources like Funk, Rydberg-Cox, and Smyth? Are there particular passages or uses of the subjunctive you want to understand better?
by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2018, 4:30 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Books by gramatical category
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: Books by gramatical category

Micheal Palmer's Comprehensive Bibliography of Hellenistic Greek Linguistics is pretty helpful for this kind of thing. So is Mark Goodacre's ntgateway.

I'm sure other people here have bibliographies, these are two I have used.
by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2018, 1:42 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 6:4
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: 1 Cor 6:4

What about the first part of this?

What do you think the difference is between βιωτικὰ μὲν οὖν κριτήρια ἐὰν ἔχητε and, say, ἐὰν βιωτικὰ κριτήρια ἔχητε?