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by Jonathan Robie
November 14th, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

I think this is one of those times where each interpretation makes good theological sense, but these are two different interpretations of the same sentence, with different grammatical roles.
by Jonathan Robie
November 13th, 2018, 12:35 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

Hmmmm, so the possibilities would be: The things that Christ taught The things that were taught about Christ Both? If I understand correctly, the original post asks if it can mean both the things that Christ taught and the things that were taught about Christ. The teachings that belong to Christ (Ba...
by Jonathan Robie
November 12th, 2018, 9:50 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Collation format

Alan Bunning wrote:
November 12th, 2018, 8:59 pm
... because people will probably want the OT to be covered as well.
I'm a person, and I think this is true.
by Jonathan Robie
November 12th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Collation format

Eventually, someone finds a new manuscript that requires a new slot, which needs a new identifier. Using GUIDs means you can always create a new one. Using a short GUID probably requires some thinking to make sure that a new GUID is unique. Or perhaps you simply discard it if it is not unique. Usin...
by Jonathan Robie
November 12th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Is κατ’ ὄνομα in 3 John 1:14/15 an idiom?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Is κατ’ ὄνομα in 3 John 1:14/15 an idiom?

"individually" brings that scenario to mind which seems very nice but sort of over the top for a greeting: "Joel, the elder sends his greetings" "Abe, the elder sends his greetings" "Micah, ..." I don't know how large the group was or what the custom was. I had pictured this not as a formal announc...
by Jonathan Robie
November 12th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Collation format

Secondly, will there never be cases where it is ambiguous as to which "Slot ID" a particular word should be allocated to? Not in any significant way. With a fragmentary text, for example, you might have a fragment where the last visible word is και and there could be a variant there with “και blah ...
by Jonathan Robie
November 10th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Is κατ’ ὄνομα in 3 John 1:14/15 an idiom?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Is κατ’ ὄνομα in 3 John 1:14/15 an idiom?

I think this is the distributive sense of κατά - each one, one at a time. In context, greet each one individually.

It's like κατὰ πόλιν, which is used to mean "from one town to another". There's a really interesting example of this in 1 Cor 14:27: εἴτε γλώσσῃ τις λαλεῖ, κατὰ δύο ἢ τὸ πλεῖστον τρεῖς.
by Jonathan Robie
November 10th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Collation format

Hi Alan,

Yes, something like this is definitely needed, and there has been a lot of discussion of the need for something like this in the Copenhagen Alliance. Let's talk about the best way to discuss this at the Copenhagen Alliance event at SBL.
by Jonathan Robie
November 9th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε

So there's a partial parallelism and it's a bit awkward in English. I think you understand what the Greek means, and questions of translations, where the various alternatives are more or less faithful to the sense, are more art than science, and in any case more of an English question than a Greek ...
by Jonathan Robie
November 9th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε

For the construction μὴ ... μήτε ... μήτε, you can't translate literally to English. Looks like many translations choose one of these strategies: μὴ νοοῦντες μήτε ἃ λέγουσιν μήτε περὶ τίνων διαβεβαιοῦνται. neither ... nor : understanding neither what they are saying nor that about which they confide...