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by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Revelation 1:1 ἀποστείλας Nominative Verb?
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Revelation 1:1 ἀποστείλας Nominative Verb?

Thank you for all of the replies! I have read each of them and have begun looking at the online textbook provided by Shirley for reference. Apologies for not following proper protocol with putting the full verse in the original post. Back to the subject matter, when I took a class on the book of Re...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2019, 7:21 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: χωρὶς τοῦ + infinitive
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: χωρὶς τοῦ + infinitive

It's simply an articular infinitive as the object of the preposition χωρίς, nothing special or unusual about it.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 18th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Does an accusative 'mean' this much?
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Does an accusative 'mean' this much?

Actually, with all due respect to Dr. Boice, I don't think so. There are other examples in Greek literature where διψάω takes the accusative, and context does not indicate anything like what Dr. Boice suggests. It's simply a synonymous alternative construction.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 16th, 2019, 5:55 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek

I posted the link to this over at textkit.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 16th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Accentuation Tutorial
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Accentuation Tutorial

Nice, concise explanation of accents for polytonic Greek:

http://ucbclassics.dreamhosters.com/anc ... tionU.html
by Barry Hofstetter
May 13th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Does κόσμος in the NT connect with the OT usage?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Does κόσμος in the NT connect with the OT usage?

Wow, I had no idea you could do that in Logos. Cool. But to the point, this is simply an example of how words have semantic range, and we have to be sensitive to the context to know what part of the semantic range is in play. We do this automatically in our first languages -- we often have to think ...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 11th, 2019, 7:46 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: ὁ ἀληθινὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ Θεὸς Λόγος
Replies: 16
Views: 444

Re: ὁ ἀληθινὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ Θεὸς Λόγος

What's odd about this is that the other grammars simply don't comment on it. There is a time to read grammars and a time to forget grammars. Grammars get in the way of learning to read. You don't need to know what this thing your staring at was called by Victorian philologists. Just notice the patt...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 9th, 2019, 10:11 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Revelation 1:1 ἀποστείλας Nominative Verb?
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Revelation 1:1 ἀποστείλας Nominative Verb?

Shirley Rollinson wrote:
May 8th, 2019, 12:30 am

Also, everyone in B-Greek is always ready to help. We've all been beginners too :-)
Shirley Rollinson
Now that's a good reminder! Personally, I found beginning Greek not nearly as smooth going as Latin, but I felt the rewards outweighed the struggle, and stuck with it. I was right.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 9th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: ὁ ἀληθινὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ Θεὸς Λόγος
Replies: 16
Views: 444

Re: ὁ ἀληθινὸς τοῦ Θεοῦ Θεὸς Λόγος

The pair-form θεὸς λόγος often appears. I've seen it in Origen, Chrysostom, Orthodox liturgy, theological tract... Here is something else from the same context: § 46.3a Πότε δὲ ἡ δαιμόνων ἀπάτη καὶ μανία κατεφρονήθη, εἰ μὴ ὅτε ἡ τοῦ Θεοῦ Δύναμις ὁ Λόγος, ὁ πάντων καὶ τούτων Δεσπότης, διὰ τὴν τῶν ἀν...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 9th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: οἰκεῖος vs. συγγενής? οἰκία vs. συγγένεια
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: οἰκεῖος vs. συγγενής? οἰκία vs. συγγένεια

Yes, but remember that the distinction is a general one, and as I said above, there tends to be a lot of semantic overlap between the terms. Don't be surprised if somewhere you find the one term being used where you expect the other, as happens fairly often with vocabulary items with a similar sense.