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by Barry Hofstetter
August 21st, 2018, 10:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Books to help reading Hebrews
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Books to help reading Hebrews

F.F. Bruce's commentary deals with a lot of the language issues.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 21st, 2018, 9:44 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of a Greek Sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Translation of a Greek Sentence

The author discusses two possible implications for the verb συντελέω, and then cites as support the usage of the derivative noun. The writer's logic is a bit obscure (maybe context would clarify it a bit), but concerning your question, the main verb is ἐστί. The subject of the verb is the substantiv...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 20th, 2018, 8:38 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

Seanmcguire wrote: I am fascinated by the approach of those with a background in classics. I would love some advice on achieving greater reading proficiency. I know the key to this is reading lots of Greek, but I have some questions about that. You’ve received some good advice here. I wonder what i...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 17th, 2018, 10:22 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: What is the difference between ἐδύνατο and ἠδύνατο?
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: What is the difference between ἐδύνατο and ἠδύνατο?

Both augments are attested for both the imperfect and the aorist. This is simply a formal difference, nothing else. Variations like this are not uncommon in Hellenistic Greek.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 16th, 2018, 1:27 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script

Fun stuff! Let me add, the more familiar with the language, the easier it becomes to read odd but beautiful scripts.
by Barry Hofstetter
August 15th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: NT Word Study

First, apologies to Barry and others, if I upset them. It was not intended. Maybe I should be asking where on this site, forum members might share incites/examples of the greek way of life, revealed through some of the many ancient sources which are read by members here. Education and schooling, oc...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 13th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 20
Views: 548

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

What I find works for me is to read a passage straight through, aloud, even if I don't understand it completely. Then I go back and read it aloud again, but slowly, and make notes of words or grammar that I need to check out. Then I check the words etc - and write them out in a notebook keyed to Bo...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 12th, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: NT Word Study

Yesterday and this morning I was doing something remotely similar to your study. I was looking at how προφανῶς is used in Greek Patristic authors particularly John of Damascus. I don't have a concordance so I had to search on the word and read each context. It is time consuming but you learn someth...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 12th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 379

Re: NT Word Study

This is where I normally launch into my "interlinears are the spawn of Satan diatribe" but I'll save that for later. As it is, whatever your perception, this is not the best way to go about learning the language. You are far better off using a standard primer for basic grammar and syntax, a reader e...
by Barry Hofstetter
August 9th, 2018, 1:37 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons
Replies: 11
Views: 338

Re: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons

I don't know whether Ryan has included Latin, but the best online source for ancient lexica is Ryan Baumann's: https://dcthree.github.io/ancient-greek-lexica/ The lexical works on the page are in the Greek language, and search results refer to TLG, which contains only Greek texts. Very old Greek-La...