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by Barry Hofstetter
November 17th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

I'll makes this my last response. Bottom line, I don't see it. For one thing, I see nothing wrong with fronting the direct object before an adjective which modifies it, and note that ἡμέρας is the direct object of διατρίψας. A negative adverb would normally precede what it modifies, and we have that...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 17th, 2017, 12:05 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

>Now, it's becoming clear to me that you are defending the Byz/TR reading, ἡμέρας πλείους ἢ δέκα, but the >syntactical reasons you are advancing to do so seem spurious to me. We could easily leave out the TC issue here and need not discuss the byz text. I am more interested in the grammatical corre...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2017, 7:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1020

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Peter, I have to concur with Jason on this. You are literally a minority of one if you hold to this position, as anyone who has studied the language knows. You have already been corrected and had it explained to you. I would expect any beginning student now to have grasped what his error is and to h...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

To the NA reading: P74 has a quite obvious error and singular reading here (checked the Picture of it by my own): plionas , Vaticanus has a false singular reading as well: hmeras ou pleionas, Sinaiticus has a  wrong singular reading as well: ou pleious hmeras, so NA took hmeras ou pleious oktw h de...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

Dear Barry, I hope I dont get nervous comments writing on TC, but if it is not according to the rules here, I delete or quit doing so: TC issues are permitted as long as they are primarily related to understanding the Greek in a particular text, as the discussion here. What is not permitted are dis...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 15th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

Well, οὐ would simply be an adverb modifying πλείους. Cf Xen. C. 2.1.5: Κροῖσος μὲν ὁ Λυδὸς ἄγειν λέγεται μυρίους μὲν ἱππέας, πελταστὰς δὲ καὶ τοξότας πλείους ἢ τετρακισμυρίους Xenophon. (1910). Xenophontis opera omnia, vol. 4. Medford, MA: Oxford, Clarendon Press. How would you negate πλείους in th...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 15th, 2017, 10:24 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1020

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Good to see you back, Barry! >Then look the word up in any lexicon I did, but I found in the LS, that it is a two ender (do not know how you English speaking folks name it), that means: the feminine and the masculine form is one and the same. So not to determine. If I am wrong, what is correct? Err...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 13th, 2017, 2:31 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Τί οὖν βαπτίζεις
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Τί οὖν βαπτίζεις

Oops. I read my lexicon wrong, that's the problem. I see now that it was trying to tell me that τί is neuter and τίνα is masculine/feminine. It seems that, in my yearning to discover deeper meaning in the New Testament, I invented it for myself! Thank you. :lol: But look, through the exercise and g...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 13th, 2017, 1:00 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Modal Verbs
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Modal Verbs

But also be aware of this conclusion: As a result, we have shown that the modal meaning of these predicates is truly a constructional meaning; the meaning of these predicates cannot be semantically derived from the meaning of the lexical items involved, but rather derives from the construction in w...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 13th, 2017, 6:47 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Τί οὖν βαπτίζεις
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: Τί οὖν βαπτίζεις

Actually, Nathan, note that τί is neuter here, "what," but the neuter accusative is often used adverbially to mean "why." "Whom" would have to be masculine/feminine accusative, τίνα, singular, τίνας, plural.