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by Barry Hofstetter
June 20th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Understanding names in Koine Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Understanding names in Koine Greek

Kind of looks like Smyth says otherwise. https://ibb.co/nFjsLJ Smyth is giving a grammatical explanation which analyzes the forms and makes sense to us. An ancient speaker of the language would not necessarily have thought of it in the same way. The ancient grammarians have some sense of this, but ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 19th, 2018, 8:23 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)

I am grateful for Textkit. But I am sorry for having stopped learning Crosby and Schaeffer textbook, even though it is helpful. Maybe it is mainly for Greek students, but not for biblical Greek students. I learned it because it was the first and only textbook I ever had. C&S was my beginning text m...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Textual variant in Jude 1:6 - αλυτοις
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Textual variant in Jude 1:6 - αλυτοις

The expression ἀλύτοις δεσμοῖς is found in Aeschylus Prometheus vinctus L.155 εἰ γάρ μ' ὑπὸ γῆν νέρθεν θ' Αἵδου τοῦ νεκροδέγμονος εἰς ἀπέραντον Τάρταρον ἧκεν, δεσμοῖς ἀλύτοις ἀγρίως πελάσας, ὡς μήτε θεὸς μήτε τις ἄλλος τοῖσδ' ἐγεγήθει. νῦν δ' αἰθέριον κίνυγμ' ὁ τάλας ἐχθροῖς ἐπίχαρτα πέπονθα. Maybe...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Textual variant in Jude 1:6 - αλυτοις
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Textual variant in Jude 1:6 - αλυτοις

ἄλῠτος, ον, poet. ἄλλυτος Phanocl.2.1, AP6.30 (Maced.), not to be loosed, ἀ. .. δεσμοῖς Aristid. Quint.1.3, Cod.Just.8.10.12.7 or broken, indissoluble, πέδαι, δεσμοί, Il.13.37, Od.8.275, A.Pr.55; ἀδάμας AP12.93 (Rhian.); Μοιράων νῆμα Phanocl. l.c., cf. Epigr.Gr.520 (Thessalonica); πτολέμοιο πεῖραρ I...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2018, 8:42 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)

Thank you, Barry. But I think the choice of the text matters. Maybe that is why the Greek Bible.com and the German Bible Society choose the uncontroversial texts. Yes, for the purposes of learning the language, it doesn't matter which text to use especially when we don't have many choices. I have b...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2018, 5:57 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)
Replies: 28
Views: 770

Re: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)

I have recognised some of their mistakes. Only because their reading speeds are slow and medium, I have been listening to them. Maybe this is why Marilyn Phemister has been introduced by Chinese Greek internet. I have been learning Mark verse by verse with the limited resources. This is how I have ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 11th, 2018, 5:23 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

And so part of the confusion (per the OP) is that BDAG says this: ἐξίστημι w. the Koine by-form ἐξιστάνω (B-D-F §93; Mlt-H. 241) Ac 8:9 (v.l. ἐξιστῶν fr. ἐξιστάω) fut. ἐκστησώ LXX; 1 aor. ἐξέστησα; 2 aor. ἐξέστην; pf. ἐξέστακα, ptc. [intr.] ἐξεστώς (Judg 4:21 B) and ἐξεστηκυῖα 1 Km 4:13; plpf. 2 sg....
by Barry Hofstetter
June 10th, 2018, 7:26 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: 1 Tim 2:1-4 - antecedent of τοῦτο in τοῦτο καλὸν

I would take it as the entire preceding clasue. The clause starting with ἵνα? The other possibility I saw was πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις κτλ. This is the antecedent: Παρακαλῶ οὖν πρῶτον πάντων ποιεῖσθαι δεήσεις, προσευχάς, ἐντεύξεις, εὐχαριστίας, ὑπὲρ πάντων ἀνθρώπων, ὑπὲρ βασιλέων καὶ πάντων τῶν ἐν ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 8th, 2018, 2:37 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 791

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

I have always read it as intransitive here, quite surprised to see the commentaries and several translations take it as transitive. αὐτούς. Accusative direct object of ἐξεστακέναι. Culy, M. M., & Parsons, M. C. (2003). Acts: A Handbook on the Greek Text (p. 154). Waco, TX: Baylor University Press. B...