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by James Ernest
February 17th, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1657

Re: help with prayer text, please

I keep wanting to read καν as German keine. :D Seems it should say ου μόνον ου δια λόγου προσέφερον (pardon the random diacritics).
by James Ernest
February 17th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Athanasius
Replies: 13
Views: 5258

Re: Translating Athanasius

Hi, I just happened to drop in here. Seems to me you weren’t picking up that ἐξ αὐτῆς refers to the Theotokos—a neuter form, but the feminine form is used ad sensum.

(And regarding the subject line—you know you’re reading a later work, not Athanasios? at least according to scholars in general.)
by James Ernest
June 9th, 2014, 9:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: tributes to Rod Decker
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

tributes to Rod Decker

Rod Decker's denomination's online magazine has posted an obituary:
http://baptistbulletin.org/?p=34191

and several tributes:
http://baptistbulletin.org/?p=34195
by James Ernest
May 27th, 2014, 12:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Rodney Decker
Replies: 5
Views: 2549

Re: Rodney Decker

I am thankful for this forum, which first brought me into contact with Rod. We met in person a number of times to establish the collaboration that will result later this year in the publication of Reading Koine Greek, mostly recently at Baltimore last November (with his wife, Linda). For me the fina...
by James Ernest
December 27th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: χαιρε· σημρον γαρ ὁ θεος ἐγενετο ὁ ἀνθροπος
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: χαιρε· σημρον γαρ ὁ θεος ἐγενετο ὁ ἀνθροπος

Another little comment: I wondered whether maybe the present tense would be better in the proposed greeting than the aorist. Patristic biblical exposition is I think normally a matter of appropriation and actualization rather than archaeology. But the aorist is used with "today." E.g., again in Chry...
by James Ernest
December 27th, 2012, 2:24 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: χαιρε· σημρον γαρ ὁ θεος ἐγενετο ὁ ἀνθροπος
Replies: 5
Views: 3042

Re: χαιρε· σημρον γαρ ὁ θεος ἐγενετο ὁ ἀνθροπος

Regarding the use of "today": it seemed to me that this usage must surely be common in homilies on the nativity (and on any feast day, really), so I took a look. A homily ΕΙΣ ΤΗΝ ΓΕΝΝΗΣΙΝ ΤΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ in the pseudo-Athanasian corpus (MPG 28:906) opens thus: Μυστήριον ξένον βλέπω, ἀντὶ ἡλίου τὸν ἥλιον...
by James Ernest
May 29th, 2012, 11:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dave Black on What Greek Teachers Won’t Tell You
Replies: 21
Views: 7665

Re: Dave Black on What Greek Teachers Won’t Tell You

I vote for "Greek Old Testament"
by James Ernest
January 20th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 2:4, the article with the/a holy spirit
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

Re: Acts 2:4, the article with the/a holy spirit

If you have the time and are interested, you might check out some earlier B-greekers on this question: Athenasius of Alexandria, Epistulae ad Serapionem de Spiritu Sancto; Basil of Caesarea, De Spiritu Sancto. Sorry I don't have time to locate for you specific passages where the discuss the use of t...
by James Ernest
January 13th, 2012, 12:38 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: The Apostolic Creed
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: The Apostolic Creed

τῇ τρίτῃ ἡμέρα
Missing an iota subscript?

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