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by Barry Hofstetter
December 15th, 2017, 4:06 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

Hart is spewing flamboyant "literary" nonsense in a desperate attempt to promote sales. Ignore him. The simplicity of the Johannine books makes them a work of art. Comparing them to classical texts is a category error. Communicating profound truth in language understandable by everyone is a difficu...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 14th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Dustin Trampe
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Dustin Trampe

Glad to have you here, Dustin. Yes, clever. We are judging you... :shock: (not).
by Barry Hofstetter
December 14th, 2017, 12:31 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Dative case as the direct object?
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Dative case as the direct object?

For Matthew 6:15, quite a few manuscripts add τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτῶν. As it is, they should be supplied by way of elipsis from vs. 14.

It's better to use somewhat different metalanguage to describe how the dative is used, such as dative complement.
by Barry Hofstetter
December 13th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Gregory of Nyssa's Apology of the Hexaemeron
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: Gregory of Nyssa's Apology of the Hexaemeron

I'm having trouble tranlating this text (can be found in PG vol.44 pg. 64.C): Οἶμαι γὰρ ἐγὼ μὴ καλῶς τινας τὸν σκοπὸν τῶν εἰς τὴν Ἡξαήμερον αὐτῷ πεπονημένων ἐπεγνωκέναι, οὖ χάριν αἰτιῶνται τὸ μήτε περὶ τοῦ ἡλίου σαφῆ παραδεδόσθαι τὴν γνῶσιν αὐτοῖς, πῶς μετὰ τρεῖς ἡμέρας ὁ φωστὴρ, οὔτ' ἂν μετὰ τῶν ἄ...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 12th, 2017, 10:55 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

The pope is unhappy with the Lord's prayer, and wants it to be read something to the effect of "Let us not fall into temptation."

Everybody happy with that? Here's the text:

καὶ μὴ εἰσενέγκῃς ἡμᾶς εἰς πειρασμόν,
ἀλλὰ ῥῦσαι ἡμᾶς ἀπὸ τοῦ πονηροῦ.

Comments?
by Barry Hofstetter
December 8th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro: chaslaw
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Intro: chaslaw

Hey, Charlie, welcome. The important thing is that you have stayed engaged with the language. Daily reading is the best activity by far. We look forward to your contributions.
by Barry Hofstetter
December 7th, 2017, 6:48 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

I've been hoping someone else would answer this. It's tempting to say "Who cares why? Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...(unless you happen to be a Trojan at the end of a long war with the Greeks)." By comparison, why do intermediate Latin students often read as their first author Caesar's De Be...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 11:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: Expertise in Greek

Stephen Carlson wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 6:18 pm
At this point, maybe one should post directions for the B-Hebrew forum (assuming it's still active).
http://bhebrew.biblicalhumanities.org
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: Expertise in Greek

RandallButh wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm
συλλυπουμένου μου ἐπὶ τῇ σου δυστυχίᾳ οὐκ οίδας ὅτι ἡ ἀριθμητικὴ ἡ γλῶσσά έστιν τοῦ θεοῦ;
οὐδαμῶς! Ῥωμαῖα δὲ τοῦ οὐρναοῦ ἐστι γλῶσσα. ἡ μὲν ἀριθμητικὴ τοῖς κυσίν ἐστι. εἰρωνικόν δέ ἐστι ὅτι Ἑλληνιστὶ τοῦτο ἔγραψα...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

Col 1:15 ​ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, 16 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα διʼ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται 17 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων καὶ τὰ πάντ...