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by Barry Hofstetter
January 19th, 2018, 6:08 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1Thess 3:13
Replies: 6
Views: 160

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: 122

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: 1056

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: 886

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: 102

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: 1056

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: 1056

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...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 9th, 2018, 2:10 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 886

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

I was going to write something quite similar to Jonathan's last post, but he said it better than I would have, and maybe a bit nicer (I'm getting a bit curmudgeonly these days). Essentially you appear to be pontificating and doing so from a weak understanding of the Greek and a weak understanding of...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 9th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 1056

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. The emphasis is on describing the referent in terms of the action of the verb, "the one having sent" or "the one who sent." If you think about it, though, logically, th...