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by Barry Hofstetter
November 20th, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 12:8 the dragon not welcome in Philadelphia
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Rev 12:8 the dragon not welcome in Philadelphia

However, as one living near (and for a long time before in) the great city of brotherly love, I can tell you the dragon is not welcome here (except during Chinese New Year -- we like that dragon). Fun fact: the motto of Philadelphia is "Philadelphia Maneto" (I first noticed it when I was taking the ...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 20th, 2017, 12:25 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Which is the best tablet for reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Which is the best tablet for reading?

Sounds like 6 and 1/2 dozen of the other, then... :lol:
by Barry Hofstetter
November 20th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Fun with Papyri
Replies: 0
Views: 37

Fun with Papyri

Here is something I ran across while researching something else: [1]κυρίῳ μου ἀδελφῷ Ἀμμινέῳ [2]Σαμβᾶς. [3]ἐπειδὴ ὁ κύριός μου ὁ δεσποτικὸς [4]νοτάριος εὐτυχῶς σήμερον [5]ἐπιδημεῖν ἡμῖν μέλλει τῆς [6]τῶν τιρώνων συλλογῆς [7]ἕνεκεν καλῶς ποιήσεις κύρι[έ] [8][μο]υ ἄδελφε̣, ἐκδέξασθαι τὰς P.Abinn.: The...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 20th, 2017, 10:23 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Which is the best tablet for reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Which is the best tablet for reading?

iPads seem to have the best support for Greek fonts, and of course you can get them with a very hi-res display.
by Barry Hofstetter
November 17th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

I'll makes this my last response. Bottom line, I don't see it. For one thing, I see nothing wrong with fronting the direct object before an adjective which modifies it, and note that ἡμέρας is the direct object of διατρίψας. A negative adverb would normally precede what it modifies, and we have that...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 17th, 2017, 12:05 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

>Now, it's becoming clear to me that you are defending the Byz/TR reading, ἡμέρας πλείους ἢ δέκα, but the >syntactical reasons you are advancing to do so seem spurious to me. We could easily leave out the TC issue here and need not discuss the byz text. I am more interested in the grammatical corre...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2017, 7:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1062

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Peter, I have to concur with Jason on this. You are literally a minority of one if you hold to this position, as anyone who has studied the language knows. You have already been corrected and had it explained to you. I would expect any beginning student now to have grasped what his error is and to h...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2017, 10:34 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

To the NA reading: P74 has a quite obvious error and singular reading here (checked the Picture of it by my own): plionas , Vaticanus has a false singular reading as well: hmeras ou pleionas, Sinaiticus has a  wrong singular reading as well: ou pleious hmeras, so NA took hmeras ou pleious oktw h de...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 16th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

Dear Barry, I hope I dont get nervous comments writing on TC, but if it is not according to the rules here, I delete or quit doing so: TC issues are permitted as long as they are primarily related to understanding the Greek in a particular text, as the discussion here. What is not permitted are dis...
by Barry Hofstetter
November 15th, 2017, 10:40 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6
Replies: 9
Views: 331

Re: Grammatical Problems with the NA reading in Acts 25,6

Well, οὐ would simply be an adverb modifying πλείους. Cf Xen. C. 2.1.5: Κροῖσος μὲν ὁ Λυδὸς ἄγειν λέγεται μυρίους μὲν ἱππέας, πελταστὰς δὲ καὶ τοξότας πλείους ἢ τετρακισμυρίους Xenophon. (1910). Xenophontis opera omnia, vol. 4. Medford, MA: Oxford, Clarendon Press. How would you negate πλείους in th...