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by Barry Hofstetter
May 26th, 2018, 11:25 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Theos?
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Theos?

Now, to answer your question directly, in general NT Greek prefers to use the article when referring to the one true God, but the article may be omitted in various context for syntactic reasons. It has to be looked at on a case by case basis.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 26th, 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Theos?
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Theos?

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by Barry Hofstetter
May 26th, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help on a text from St John Damascene
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Help on a text from St John Damascene

Hello, Thank you very much for your reply. This is what I have found in some translations, especially ones from the Jesuits. But i'm not sure about the translation of it. It appears to me that Saint John of Damascus is using this term not in a way of causation of the Spirit but more about its revel...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 25th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Perseus Scaife Viewer
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Perseus Scaife Viewer

Excellent. Playing a bit with it, but I don't see how to check morphology (parsing).
by Barry Hofstetter
May 22nd, 2018, 7:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: First time visit
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: First time visit

Welcome, good to have you here. To answer your question, there is no aorist of εἰμί. The aorist is supplied by other forms such as the aorist of γίνομαι (ἐγενόμην).
by Barry Hofstetter
May 22nd, 2018, 5:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long-Time Listener, First-Time Caller?
Replies: 2
Views: 243

Re: Long-Time Listener, First-Time Caller?

Adam, thanks for introducing yourself. Feel free to contribute any time.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 21st, 2018, 12:54 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can verbs have a case?
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Can verbs have a case?

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
May 19th, 2018, 8:29 am
Normally the article is not used when the infinitive is being used as the subject or object.
Having made that statement, I found this in my daily NT reading today:

Rom 14:21 καλὸν τὸ μὴ φαγεῖν κρέα μηδὲ πιεῖν οἶνον μηδὲ ἐν ᾧ ὁ ἀδελφός σου προσκόπτει.

"Normally" does not mean "never..." :o
by Barry Hofstetter
May 20th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Ancient Greek Literary Style: Bicolon, Tricolon, Isocolon
Replies: 4
Views: 763

Re: Ancient Greek Literary Style: Bicolon, Tricolon, Isocolon

Thanks fo the tip, always good to have another good commentary on Ephesians.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2018, 9:54 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana

Working through the Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana, mainly mining it for interesting sections to spring on my Latin students, found this in the Greek: ἑνεχυρον θέλεις; μὴ γένοιτο, οὐ χρείαν ἔχω... Lest you thought Paul was the only one ever to say μὴ γένοιτο! Lee Irons on Facebook po...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 19th, 2018, 8:29 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can verbs have a case?
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Can verbs have a case?

This is where it's helpful to be a bit more precise with our metalanguage. Just to expand a bit for clarity: Finite verbs do not have case, finite meaning that the verb is marked for person and number. Participle derives from the Latin particeps, which means "to have a share in, sharing." Participle...