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by Barry Hofstetter
August 18th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises
Replies: 8
Views: 410

Re: Dickey, Composition: Ch 2, Preliminary Exercises

Daniel Semler wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 11:36 pm
EricSowell wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 10:51 pm
Cambridge Grammar by Boas/Rijksbaron/Huitink/Bakker (do we have a good acronym for this yet?),
Is CGCG starting to stick ? I think I've seen it used.

Thx
D
Try CGG, Cambridge Greek Grammar.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 16th, 2019, 11:16 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 73
Views: 5967

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

That's fascinating. I can't say I relate. But then, maybe you think I'm a Cubist, so who knows! I've always imagined you more as a dodecahedron -- oh, you said cubist, not cube. I have also seen a number of comments from people writing in the field about lack of consistent terminology. As for argum...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 14th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 92
Views: 31735

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

As for modern Greek within a broader Greek education, πρέπει εἰς τὸ ἐπισκέψασθαι, εἰς τὸ ᾆσαι, καὶ εἰς τὰ καπηλεία. 8-) And we wouldn't be having endless English discussions about whether or not time exists in the Greek indicative. You've got to acknowledge this one, at least. :-) Triple amen to th...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 14th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 92
Views: 31735

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

I've also talked with Greeks in Greece on this issue and noticed how easily they handle ancient texts. Granted, the high-school teachers have done at least a BA in Greek lit. But they would not trade in their modern fluency and they do see it as a major help . The question becomes efficiency . When...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 12th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 92
Views: 31735

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

I was going to give a point by point response, but simply will summarize here that I don't believe engagement with modern Greek prior to learning ancient will improve efficiency. I'm not nearly convinced that ancient Greek and modern are close enough for that purpose (and I know more than one native...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2019, 9:32 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6

From LSJ: παρεῖναι εἰς . . to have arrived at, ἐς κοῖτον Hdt.1.9; ἐς τὸν Ἰσθμὸν π. τινί Id.8.60. γ ; ἐς τὴν Λακεδαίμονα Th.6.88 ; εἰς τὴν ἐξέτασιν X.An.7.1.11 ; Ὀλυμπίαζε Th.3.8 : c. acc. loci, πάρεισι . . Αἰτναῖον πάγον E. Cyc.95, cf. 106, Ba.5 ; π. τινὶ ἐπὶ δεῖπνον Hdt. 1.118, cf. Ar.Av. 131 ; π....
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: τοῦ παρόντος είς ὑμᾶς Col 1:6

Please remember to contact a moderator to have your screen name changed to your real name, per B-Greek policy. The pres. ‘be here’ can take on the perf. sense have come (B-D-F §322; Rob. 881; cp. 1 Macc 12:42 v.l., 45; 2 Macc 3:9; Jos., Ant. 3, 84 πάρεστι εἰς, Vi. 115; SIG 814, 4f [I A.D.]) τίς ἡ αἰ...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 7th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 73
Views: 5967

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

an understatement, to be sure: In Classics, which is the broader Greek field that usually requires more Greek reading and Greek study than NT practitioners, they may define something closer to a zero stream. One might add that in the Dutch-authored Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek [2017] time i...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 5th, 2019, 10:46 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Participles in Ephesians 3:17
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Participles in Ephesians 3:17

Thank for the reply. I did not mean to indicate that the "in love" phrase was circumstantial, but rather the participles. As far as any other NT passage, there is nothing like this one I can find. The few places where participles precede a HINA clause are pretty straightforward. Mk. 15:15 Jn. 12:20...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 2nd, 2019, 1:04 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In 1 John 4:8 what is the role of ἐστίν?
Replies: 2
Views: 417

Re: In 1 John 4:8 what is the role of ἐστίν?

It's simply the man verb in the ὅτι clause. The use is copulative, equating θεός with ἀγάπη.

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