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by Jonathan Robie
January 23rd, 2018, 7:24 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John's Use of Feminine Nouns
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: John's Use of Feminine Nouns

If you do not know a language like German or Greek, what Barry said may not be clear. Every noun has a grammatical gender, and the article for the noun reflects the gender. And σάρξ is always feminine - ἡ σάρξ - whether the flesh in question belongs to a man or a woman or an animal of either gender....
by Jonathan Robie
January 23rd, 2018, 6:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation

I don't see that big a difference, definitely not a huge one, but translating this with a 'but' feels a bit strong to me. In the Greek text you just cited, this is simple apposition with no word to indicate the 'but'. I just checked Alan's site to see if some of the translations were using a text wi...
by Jonathan Robie
January 23rd, 2018, 4:07 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?

Here's the last thing Pete gave me so far to argue for accenting the pronoun this way - the introduction to the text. (I am presenting the argument for their position and trying to be open minded, I am not yet convinced.) In matters of accentuation, we note that the study of accentuation actually at...
by Jonathan Robie
January 23rd, 2018, 2:39 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?

Peter Williams saw this thread and sent me this email with permission to post it. Dear Jonathan, I love the question. That’s the beauty of being involved in an edition which follows manuscripts rather than relatively recent artificial rules. We took screenshots of manuscripts, so I’m happy to share ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 23rd, 2018, 9:49 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?

I was reading Matthew 5:23 a few days ago and was surprised that it said this: κἀκεῖ μνησθῇς ὅτι ὁ ἀδελφός σου ἔχει τί κατὰ σοῦ. I've circled the word with the surprising accent: ti.png So I sent this to Dirk as a typo, and here is his response (shared with permission): The accent is intentional. Tu...
by Jonathan Robie
January 21st, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

I like the buddy up proposal. But I also think it would be good to post interesting / difficult cases or questions here for discussion.
by Jonathan Robie
January 20th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

EricSowell wrote:
January 19th, 2018, 8:57 pm
As late as you want, as long as it's Saturday!
Done. So ... how do we process the homework?
by Jonathan Robie
January 19th, 2018, 7:42 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: 1Thess 3:13

I think you are making an argument based on context, not grammar, so grammatical terms won't clarify what you mean. You are asking which sense of the word is intended here, "coming" or "presence". That's the most precise way you can phrase it. I suggest you lose the fancier terms 'durative' and 'pun...
by Jonathan Robie
January 19th, 2018, 5:55 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: 1Thess 3:13

I am going to ignore the theological argument and try to understand the grammatical question. Let me start by providing the text: εἰς τὸ στηρίξαι ὑμῶν τὰς καρδίας ἀμέμπτους ἐν ἁγιωσύνῃ ἔμπροσθεν τοῦ Θεοῦ καὶ πατρὸς ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ παρουσίᾳ τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ μετὰ πάντων τῶν ἁγίων αὐτοῦ. Here's the que...
by Jonathan Robie
January 19th, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?
Replies: 23
Views: 601

Re: Anyone want to work through Dickey's Greek Prose Composition book?

EricSowell wrote:
January 13th, 2018, 2:06 pm
Let's start next week. Lesson 1 due Saturday :)
What time Saturday? Later is better for me at this rate ;->