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by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity

That's pretty far off of what we do here on B-Greek, which is mostly about the biblical Greek language and biblical Greek texts.
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Who is getting the captcha screen?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Who is getting the captcha screen?

I am getting re-routed to this screen when I sign in:
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At least one other participant has the same problem. How many people is this affecting?
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity

Hi Hal, I assume you will be citing the Greek and asking questions about the Greek text? If so, then Church Fathers and Early Patristic Greek Texts is probably the right place. We don't discuss English translations on B-Greek. So this, for instance, would not be appropriate here: For example, in 4 E...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Actually, BDAG does have "utterance". He has "word" but, as I read it, in apposition to "utterance" so if I'm right about that than BDAG isn't really even offering "word" in the sense of lexeme/verbum. But it seems to me that the apposition kind of got lost. This is where the word "word" appears in...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. You haven't convinced me that you have a better grasp of this than Danker (of BDAG). I don't really understand the methodology you use for lexicography here. How are ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 761

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. Here's one possible guess: in an oral culture, if you say "word", people generally think of an oral word. In a culture where we grow up thinking so much about written...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Acts 11:17 what is the nuance if any of the aorist participle?
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: In Acts 11:17 what is the nuance if any of the aorist participle?

Acts 11:17 17 εἰ οὖν τὴν ἴσην δωρεὰν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ὡς καὶ ἡμῖν **πιστεύσασιν** ἐπὶ τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, ⸀ἐγὼ τίς ἤμην δυνατὸς κωλῦσαι τὸν θεόν; Is it acting sort of like a pluperfect? Hmmm, more like a perfect, no? In Greek, the aorist often does have a force much like the perfect, esp...
by Jonathan Robie
January 14th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Apocopic word forms
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Apocopic word forms

I don't know what you are doing, but I should mention that for many applications it is very helpful to have both representations in your data. For instance, if you are using XML or HTML, you might have a representation like this: <w class="prep" osisId="Matt.12.45!5" n="400120450050010" lemma="μετά"...
by Jonathan Robie
January 14th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25
Replies: 60
Views: 5918

Re: John 8:25

The "to you" is dative and cannot be the direct object of this verb. The DO has to be accusative. But wait. We have an accusative word we have not used it is "τὴν ἀρχὴν", the Beginning. It needs to be placed here. λαλῶ is a verb of expression, the content of what he said is not the direct object of...