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by Barry Hofstetter
September 3rd, 2017, 10:45 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Psalm 75:11
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Psalm 75:11

ὅτι ἐνθύμιον ἀνθρώπου ἐξομολογήσεταί σοι, καὶ ἐνκατάλιμμα ἐνθυμίου ἑορτάσει σοι. This rendered by the LES: For the inward thought of a person will give thanks to you, and a remnant of inward thought will celebrate you. The NETS has a similar rendering. ἐνθύμιον translates the Hebrew חֵמָה, "anger." ...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 2nd, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.
Replies: 5
Views: 466

Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Some time ago (back in the mid-1980's, actually) I was listening to Christian radio in Minneapolis and heard the pastor bragging about a parishioner, who, at 95, decided to take Moody Bible school's correspondence course in Greek. She completed beginning and intermediate in 2 years, and then signed ...
by Barry Hofstetter
September 2nd, 2017, 7:02 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro: J. L. Hoffman
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: Intro: J. L. Hoffman

Welcome to B-Greek and feel to ask any questions or bring up any subject as you pursue your studies. We have people on this list who do or have taught the languages professionally and also autodidacts who have gone far in their studies.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 3rd, 2017, 11:56 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Using το to set off a quotation?
Replies: 16
Views: 1208

Re: Using το to set off a quotation?

Not just a quotation, as in a citation, but anything which the author wishes to discuss as as topic which is not grammatically part of the sentence. g. Any single word or clause: τὸ ῡ̔μεῖς ὅταν λέγω, τὴν πόλιν λέγω when I say You, I mean the State D. 18. 88, ὑπερβᾱ̀ς τὸ δίκᾱς ὑπεχέτω τοῦ φόνου omitt...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 1st, 2017, 10:59 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Theos in the NT, esp John 1
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Theos in the NT, esp John 1

If you have the time and energy, I recommend this article: Jan Van der Watt & Chrys Caragounis, «A Grammatical Analysis of John 1,1», Filología Neotestamentaria 21 (2008) 91-138 I made the time and found the energy today. Level-headed and accessible analysis. I am trying to find it in print, but th...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 31st, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Theos in the NT, esp John 1
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Theos in the NT, esp John 1

If you have the time and energy, I recommend this article: Jan Van der Watt & Chrys Caragounis, «A Grammatical Analysis of John 1,1», Filología Neotestamentaria 21 (2008) 91-138 The discussion of this verse starts on p. 110. This line alone makes the time worthwhile: "More often than not, grammatic...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 30th, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Theos in the NT, esp John 1
Replies: 12
Views: 729

Re: Theos in the NT, esp John 1

For John 1:1 Daniel B Wallace says that the predicate nominative "logos" should be qualitative rather than definite. Thus grammatically he would prefer "and the Word was divine", though he does not argue for a change from the definite approach for what sounds like pedagogical or pastoral reasons. O...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 16th, 2017, 8:52 am
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: You go first! After you!
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: You go first! After you!

BTW, the principal parts of ἅγω may be sung to the tune of "Good King Wenceslas." Try it: ἄγω, ἄξω, ἤγαγον, ἥχα, ἤγμαι, ἤχθην. :lol: In the neighborhood of 'B', Mi mi mi...: that is not how I would learn, - if I wanted fluency use each one in its own place, - then you have it nat'rally. (same tune)...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 15th, 2017, 11:42 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Theophilus of Antioch to Autolicus (2. 36. 17 "or 18")
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Theophilus of Antioch to Autolicus (2. 36. 17 "or 18")

Stephen Hughes wrote:
July 15th, 2017, 12:46 pm
Girgis Boshra wrote:
July 15th, 2017, 12:30 pm
"ἄνδρες ἐν ὀστήεσσι, φλέβες καὶ σάρκες ἐόντες."
Can anyone help me!
Allow me to try a paraphrase:
ἄνθρωποι ἐν ὀστέοις, φλέβες καὶ σάρκες ὄντες.
Yes, the forms are Ionic, and you've Atticized them (Koine'd them?) :D
by Barry Hofstetter
July 14th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Idiomatic Use of εστιν?
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Idiomatic Use of εστιν?

It's also possible to take ὑμῶν here as an objective genitive with διδάσκολος.