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by Jonathan Robie
October 23rd, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Spam intruder?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Spam intruder?

OK, it should have been obvious.

Mark Miller seems to be a spam account. He simply typed the text into his post, using a very small font that cannot be seen normally. His account has now been banned.

Thanks, Eeli!
by Jonathan Robie
October 23rd, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Spam intruder?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Spam intruder?

Someone pointed out that the text is in the original post, just very, very small.

It's gone now, I edited it out. I'm trying to figure out how the text got there in the first place.
by Jonathan Robie
October 23rd, 2018, 1:53 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Spam intruder?
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Spam intruder?

Bother. Someone has managed to insert text into the Atom feed (see http://ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/app.php/feed). You won't see it on the forum itself, only in an RSS/Atom feed. If you are just reading B-Greek in a browser, this problem probably won't affect you at all. I just raised this issue on t...
by Jonathan Robie
October 19th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Peters' Thesis: The Greek Article
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Peters' Thesis: The Greek Article

I read the old thread and was surprised to see that no one addressed or even posed my question about anarthrous nouns being 'abstract'. I'd really like to know how one can make sense of that notion. To follow his logic on this, you might want to start on page 265 and work through the examples caref...
by Jonathan Robie
October 19th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Levinsohn: The Greek Article and Exegesis
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Levinsohn: The Greek Article and Exegesis

I stumbled on this delightfully simple discussion on The Greek Article and Exegesis by Stephen Levinsohn. Levinsohn argues that the article is +identifiable . The absence of the article does not mean that the referent is not identifiable. He applies this model to 1 Peter and concludes: The Greek art...
by Jonathan Robie
October 18th, 2018, 4:57 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Peters' Thesis: The Greek Article
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Peters' Thesis: The Greek Article

Hi Sean, and welcome to B-Greek. First a little housekeeping - is it OK if I change your username to Sean Kasabuske? We prefer real names on B-Greek. I haven't read Peters' thesis, I glanced at parts of it, read a few sections on topics I know a little about, then read Wallace's response and Peter's...
by Jonathan Robie
October 16th, 2018, 2:13 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize
Replies: 7
Views: 297

Re: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize

And pick passages of the kind of Greek you want to read. If you want to read the New Testament, and don't particularly want to read Homer, then Homer is less helpful.
by Jonathan Robie
October 15th, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Open-access textbook: Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Open-access textbook: Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader

I have only browsed this, but it looks very promising to me: Intermediate Biblical Greek Reader Edited by Nijay K. Gupta and Jonah M. Sandford This intermediate graded reader is designed to move from simpler translation work (Galatians) towards more advanced readings from the book of James, the Sept...
by Jonathan Robie
October 5th, 2018, 9:22 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

By exploring multiple semantic/pragmatic categories for the NT Greek Imperative you are following the path most traveled by "traditional grammar" which is now obsolete. I hate the expression but what were talking about is a genuine "paradigm shift" it isn't trivial. I'm not sure this is true. I'm n...
by Jonathan Robie
October 4th, 2018, 3:24 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 17
Views: 508

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

Hi all, just a quick question on whether it is acceptable to read imperatives such as those in Philippians 4:4 (Χαίρετε ἐν κυρίῳ πάντοτε· πάλιν ἐρῶ, χαίρετε) and 1 Thess 5:16 (Πάντοτε χαίρετε)to rejoice as encouragements and not as commands. Let's ignore all the fancy grammatical vocabulary for a s...