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by Barry Hofstetter
June 14th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Significance of Aorist Following Present Tense
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Significance of Aorist Following Present Tense

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by Barry Hofstetter
June 12th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Classics at Duke
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Classics at Duke

We have a certain Duke University Ph.D. grad who might take note of this... :)

https://alumni.duke.edu/magazine/articl ... q9wuLKCltI
by Barry Hofstetter
June 10th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Does the Didache say αφες ημιν την οφειλην ημων (Forgive us Our Debts) or is the phrase missing?
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Does the Didache say αφες ημιν την οφειλην ημων (Forgive us Our Debts) or is the phrase missing?

Text criticism lives! Hey, as a moderator, I can sometimes break the the "silly post/amen post" rule, right? But seriously, if you think about it, you guys did actual text critical work, comparing texts, considering the internal meaning if the text were omitted, and so forth. Let me suggest that bef...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 10th, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: In Jeremiah 31:21 LXX what is the sense of τιμωρίαν?
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: In Jeremiah 31:21 LXX what is the sense of τιμωρίαν?

That's Jer 38 :21 LXX, BTW. Something like "take vengeance." LES has "make retaliation." Now it gets a bit strange with the NETS rendering: "Set up for yourself sionim; make timorim..." Westcott and Ralfs both read Στῆσον σεαυτήν, Σιων, ποίησον τιμωρίαν. The NETS instead takes the words as translite...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 10th, 2019, 7:36 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Ephesians 3:9
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Re: Ephesians 3:9

Any insight? Well, I came to realize this morning that our country is deeply politically divided...

Oh, you mean any insight about Eph 3:9? :)

It's simply an indirect question based on φωτίσαι, nominative because the verb, if expressed would be ἐστίν.
by Barry Hofstetter
June 8th, 2019, 9:27 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

Time for me to admit I am out of my depth, something I should do more regularly before typing. How are you classifying these as impersonal? Is it just the lack of specific identifiable subject performing the action? Impersonal constructions are third person in which no personal subject is actually ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 7th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

Thanks for the response all. The problem is not the Greek, but the English, in which "is believed" and "is professed" imply a perfective. If we paraphrase, though, say ἄνθρωπος γὰρ καρδίᾳ πιστεύει εἰς δικαιοσύνην, στόματι δὲ ὁμολογεῖ εἰς σωτηρίαν.. "For a person believes in his heart for righteousn...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 6th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: Romans 10:10 and impersonal "passives"

The glosses "is believed" and "is professed" would be fine renderings of a perfect medio-passive, but it isn't a very good translation of a present. The problem is not the Greek, but the English, in which "is believed" and "is professed" imply a perfective. If we paraphrase, though, say ἄνθρωπος γὰ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 6th, 2019, 9:59 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the Green Mountains
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Greetings from the Green Mountains

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by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: In 2 Corinthians 5:1 might αἰώνιον be about the location?

Sooo... ambiguous? Somewhat, but it doesn't make that much difference to the overall interpretation of the verse and its use in context. What about τὸ ἐξ οὐρανοῦ in the next verse? Does that imply that it comes "out of the heavens"?: 2 Cor 5:2 καὶ γὰρ ἐν τούτῳ στενάζομεν τὸ οἰκητήριον ἡμῶν τὸ ἐξ οὐ...