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by Jonathan Robie
July 19th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

I have been looking at the examples Mounce gives in the NET translation, and none of the ones I have looked at so far compels an inceptive interpretation apart from a clear aorist in the near context. Here are the first few. The English in each example is his proposed inceptive interpretation, but I...
by Jonathan Robie
July 19th, 2018, 2:51 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Just to confirm your definition: So this is telling us about the "body" of that which is to come, and saying that it is τοῦ Χριστοῦ Putting your words into the scripture reads: do not let someone judge you in food or in drink or in participating in a feast ἢ νεομηνίας ἢ σαββάτων or a new moon or Sa...
by Jonathan Robie
July 18th, 2018, 3:59 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Greek Pangrams
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Greek Pangrams

A pangram is a word or a sentence that contains every letter of the alphabet at least once. For English, this one is famous: The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. I needed pangrams for Greek for something I am doing and thought someone else might be interested. Here are some for modern and cl...
by Jonathan Robie
July 18th, 2018, 10:50 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Yes I know this is not easy greek and well above me, thus my reason for coming onto this forum. Yes I agree with you on really needing to translate entire sentences to get any feel at all, and the syntax of the sentence is essential. One important thing to keep in mind: in the beginner's forum, the...
by Jonathan Robie
July 17th, 2018, 9:31 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17
Replies: 6
Views: 186

Re: τὸ δὲ σῶμα τοῦ Χριστοῦ at Colossians 2:17

Hi Brendon, First off, you really need to translate entire sentences to get any feel at all, and the syntax of the sentence is essential. Google Translate does not understand New Testament Greek and will give you silly answers. So let's start with a complete sentence: Μὴ οὖν τις ὑμᾶς κρινέτω ἐν βρώσ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 16th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

Some grammars talk about different types of imperfects (conative, inceptive, etc.), but as I've been working through Mark, I'm finding Rodney Decker's approach (Temporal Deixis) to be working beautifully. Imperfects are background information to help us understand the story line better. Rijksbaron'...
by Jonathan Robie
July 15th, 2018, 1:31 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

Excuse this administrative interruption. The_Greek_Geek - B-Greek has a username policy: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=90 . Please follow the instructions so we can change your name to a real name and continue to post. Once you have done that, I will delete this post.
by Jonathan Robie
July 12th, 2018, 3:53 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
July 12th, 2018, 3:26 pm
This is a good example of someone trying to use Greek grammar who doesn't know Greek.
Yup. And on B-Greek, ἡμεῖς τοιαύτην συνήθειαν οὐκ ἔχομεν.
by Jonathan Robie
July 12th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???

Hi Greg, Note the Forum Rules at the top of the page: Forum rules Please quote the Greek text you are discussing directly in your post if it is reasonably short - do not ask people to look it up. This is not a beginner's forum, competence in Greek is assumed. We don't discuss English here. Could you...