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by Barry Hofstetter
October 19th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8

In the context of the discourse, the you singular refers specifically to Nicodemus. In the broader context of John's literary purpose, Nicodemus represents any inquirer, and so the statement has general application to everyone.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 16th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Extended Greek Passage to Memorize

An extraordinarily helpful exercise that doesn't get enough press. Practically any passage from any ancient text of the length you are suggesting will be helpful. I think it might be good to do somewhat shorter passages from several authors. That way you get a broader range of styles...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 15th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hii all Am new here
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Hii all Am new here

Welcome, Mark. You could perhaps tell us a bit more about yourself and your interest in ancient Greek?
by Barry Hofstetter
October 13th, 2018, 9:24 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: The Lord's Prayer Mt 6:9-13
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: The Lord's Prayer Mt 6:9-13

The text: 9 Οὕτως οὖν προσεύχεσθε ὑμεῖς Πάτερ ἡμῶν ὁ ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς ἁγιασθήτω τὸ ὄνομά σου 10  ἐλθέτω ἡ βασιλεία σου γενηθήτω τὸ θέλημά σουa, ὡς ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἐπὶ γῆς 11  τὸν ἄρτον ἡμῶν τὸν ἐπιούσιον δὸς ἡμῖν σήμερον 12  καὶ ἄφες ἡμῖν τὰ ὀφειλήματα ἡμῶν, ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφήκαμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν ...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 13th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Attic Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Attic Greek?

Okay, the short answer is that it helps greatly. Pretty much the universal experience of those starting with Attic Greek and then later reading the NT is that NT Greek presents no challenges whatsoever. It was certainly my experience -- after a year and half of Attic Greek, including a semester of r...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 12th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Aorist participle in Eph. 1:9
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Aorist participle in Eph. 1:9

Ah, the problem with Eph 1:3-14, or "Who stole the main verb?" Taken as a whole, the sentence makes a great impact, but when you start trying to figure out how each part is related to the other parts, it becomes problematic, a sentence diagrammer's nightmare. Hoehner's commentary on Ephesians is mag...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 11th, 2018, 10:41 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Victor Gavino intro
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Victor Gavino intro

Welcome, Victor. We look forward to your contributions.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 10th, 2018, 10:31 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Day's of the week (John 20:1)
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: Day's of the week (John 20:1)

Both the singular and the plural are used to mean "week": ② a period of seven days, week ⓐ sing. δὶς τοῦ σαββάτου two days (in) a week Lk 18:12. πρώτῃ σαββάτου on the first day of the week (Sunday) Mk 16:9. κατὰ μίαν σαββάτου every Sunday 1 Cor 16:2. πρωὶ̈ μιᾶς σαββάτου early on Sunday morning Mk 16...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 10th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: γεγεγεννημενον in P66 (John 3:6)

Dittography of a sort, right? But I like the description of it as "slightly entertaining," like the little girl who knew how to spell "banana" but didn't know when to stop.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 10th, 2018, 6:16 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Introduction

Welcome, Jean, good to have you aboard.