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by Barry Hofstetter
January 23rd, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John's Use of Feminine Nouns
Replies: 1
Views: 17

Re: John's Use of Feminine Nouns

Grammatical gender has nothing to do with this. There is no masculine or neuter form for the word. He simply uses the word to express the concept, that the word became flesh.
by Barry Hofstetter
January 22nd, 2018, 1:30 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: λογικὸν in 1 Peter 2:2
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: λογικὸν in 1 Peter 2:2

λογικός, ή, όν ([adv. λογικῶς Ath. 27, 2] a favorite expr. of philosphers since Aristot.; SIG 803, 5. Not LXX, but oft. Philo, Just., Tat., Ath.) pert. to being carefully thought through, thoughtful λογικὴ λατρεία a thoughtful service (in a dedicated spiritual sense) Ro 12:1 (the cognitive aspect an...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 19th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: 1Thess 3:13

παρουσία, ας, ἡ (πάρειμι; Trag., Thu.+) ① the state of being present at a place, presence (Aeschyl. et al.; Herm. Wr. 1, 22; OGI 640, 7, SIG 730, 14; Did.; cp. Hippol., Ref. 7, 32, 8 ‘existence’) 1 Cor 16:17; Phil 2:12 (opp. ἀπουσία). ἡ π. τοῦ σώματος ἀσθενής his bodily presence is weak i.e. when he...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 18th, 2018, 2:54 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18

εἰς of course is used with an extremely wide range of usage and careful attention has to be paid to the context. With verbs that imply hostility, such as attacking, insulting and so forth "against" is the sense. ἁμαρτάνω is considered one such verb. ⓒ of actions or feelings directed in someone’s dir...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 15th, 2018, 12:13 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Heb. 12:4
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Heb. 12:4

Οὔπω μέχρις αἵματος ἀντικατέστητε πρὸς τὴν ἁμαρτίαν ἀνταγωνιζόμενοι It is my understanding that this text is usually taken to be a statement that the readers of Hebrews have not yet experienced martyrdom (cf. how this is witnessed to respectively in the translations of it in the Holman Christian St...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 14th, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

[ Excellent! Incidentally, would y’all say that Robertson’s Grammar (Light from Ancient East) is still relative to biblical Greek in light of the Egyptian papyri? My Greek Proff. said yes since “we would all still be using Robertson if it weren’t for Dr. Wallace (& I would add Mounce, Carson, et al...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 10th, 2018, 10:52 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 887

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

You are partially correct in what you say. I came here with questions already formed and asking the specialists in a specialized forum like here if that what I say is grammatically incorrect. The answers I received were that grammatically speaking that v.22 must not be in a question format. It coul...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 10th, 2018, 6:45 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 10:38 ἵνα γνῶτε καὶ γινώσκητε
Replies: 1
Views: 104

John 10:38 ἵνα γνῶτε καὶ γινώσκητε

Assuming that καὶ γινώσκητε is the correct reading, what do we make of this? An aorist subjunctive followed by a present subjunctive? Any aspect mavens care to comment?
by Barry Hofstetter
January 10th, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

Interesting point about the substantival use of the participle. I tend to categorize participles in the sense of the participle of means (i.e., instrumental usage) - a beginners mistake no doubt :oops:. But, I am wondering if the instrumental force would mostly be applicable when coupled w. present...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 9th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

It's important to remember that in substantive uses of the participle, the idea of time or even aspect is rather in the background. Yes - but I suspect there's still a difference between τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμψαντός με (the will of the one who sent me) and τὸ θέλημα τοῦ πέμποντός με (the will of the one...