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by Jonathan Robie
January 14th, 2019, 6:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Apocopic word forms
Replies: 4
Views: 116

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: 5808

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...
by Jonathan Robie
January 13th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Policies
Topic: Policy: Let the moderators do the moderating
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: Policy: Let the moderators do the moderating

B-Greek has always been low volume, and there has always been someone saying that it was dying, that it was too restrictive, etc. There are also more alternatives these days, including various Facebook groups. I think there are still things that work better in this kind of forum, and we continue to...
by Jonathan Robie
January 13th, 2019, 6:13 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: αθανασιαν
Replies: 5
Views: 102

Re: αθανασιαν

First off, I wouldn't put too much stock in a privative, I would look at how the entire word is used, in context, in various settings. What lexicons are you using? Here's Louw & Nida, which is often helpful for teasing out distinctions among related words. 23.124 θνητός, ή, όν: pertaining to being l...
by Jonathan Robie
January 12th, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament

Shirley Rollinson wrote:
January 11th, 2019, 4:32 pm
I tried the link for the EPE given above, and got "No text available for the selected Bible." I trolled to other sections of the GNT for the EPEdition, and also got "No text available for the selected Bible."
Shirley Rollinson
I think I fixed the link. Does it work for you now?
by Jonathan Robie
January 11th, 2019, 8:30 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: John 8:25

While I have the Exegetical Summary open ... I think this is helpful: LEXICON—a. ἀρχή (LN 67.65) ([BAGD 1.b, p. 112):, ‘at all’ [BAGD], ‘beginning’ [BAGD, LN]. The question Τὴν ἀρχὴν ὅ τι καὶ λαλῶ ὑμῖν; ‘Why do I speak to you at all? [NRSV] is also translated ‘How is it that I can speak to you at al...
by Jonathan Robie
January 11th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 8:25
Replies: 60
Views: 5808

Re: John 8:25

Textus Receptua and Nestle Aland both use ὅ τι Now the interesting thing to me is that the τι has no accent and therefore is an indefinite pronoun. So, how is ὅ τι to be translated? An Exegetical Summary of John 1-8[1] says this: TEXT—Some manuscripts read ὅ τι ‘that-which something’, others read ὅ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 10th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament

I am curious if anyone here has much experience with Modern Greek translations of the Bible/New Testament. Which ones are used mainstream in Greece among different churches (that aren't traditionally reading the original)? I don't really know the answer. The most widely used original text is the 19...
by Jonathan Robie
January 9th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

And, yes, again, persons who control German fluently will be better exegetes ["close readers", as called in the field of literature] than if they did not control German. (But beware of the false extrapolation: they are not necessarily better than someone else who does not control German fluently, t...
by Jonathan Robie
January 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I am not suggesting that exegesis and SLA must be an either/or decision. But the most vocal SLA promoters have been trashing exegesis without mercy until some of us have grown weary of it. Trashing bad exegesis, I think. Texts need to be read and interpreted. Linguistic metalanguage is of very limi...