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by Barry Hofstetter
February 17th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

I think the parallel with Herodotus, and I remember seeing a few similar examples from time to time, though I can't at this point remember specifics, proves that it is not particularly a Semitic expression.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 14th, 2018, 11:02 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

Correct. And your analogy with human and beastly passives is gold, definitely worth stealing. I'm curious why certain possible semantic features are privileged over others in our history of research. Why was Christology a big deal in the 4th and 5th centuries CE, but not soteriology? Why did soteri...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 13th, 2018, 3:03 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Mark 14.22 - Minor punctuation matter
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Mark 14.22 - Minor punctuation matter

More than likely, "take this" would have been λάβετε τοῦτον since ἄρτος is masculine.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 13th, 2018, 6:24 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Bob Vorick
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Introducing Bob Vorick

Or, to state it more directly, interlinears are the spawn of Satan and using them unravels the fabric of the universe and causes mind shattering paradoxes. Did I mention they create the illusion of knowing the language without actually knowing the language and hinder the acquisition process for stud...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 12th, 2018, 9:57 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature

And the point of my question is this, that "relevance" is relative to the literary genre and intended purpose of the writer. Think of the parables, whose purpose was as much to obscure as to enlighten.
by Barry Hofstetter
February 12th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Relevance theory and apocalyptic literature

For that matter, how does relevance theory relate to James Joyce's Ulysses? Or Vergil's Aeneid?
by Barry Hofstetter
February 12th, 2018, 6:39 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introducing Bob Vorick
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Introducing Bob Vorick

Well, I do note that you have introduced your product, and not yourself. I would put information on this in either the "cool stuff" or "projects" forum. Please note that B-Greek is for people who are actually students of the language (at all levels, from beginning to expert), and that the purpose is...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 11th, 2018, 9:43 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

Well, with all due respect to the Greek student, there is no such thing as a "permissive/causative middle voice verb." One could argue that a particular usage might be permissive or causative from context, but nothing in the form of the verb tells you that. Similarly, to use your example, nothing is...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 9th, 2018, 12:55 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: help with prayer text, please

I think most likely it's simply printer's error for: κἂν (καὶ ἄν), at least, even, but. Marc. 5:28; 6:56; Luc. Act. 5:15. Just. Apol. 1, 26. 2, 8.—Κἂν εἷς, κἂν μία, κἂν ἕν, even one, at least one. Philon II, 29, 13 Κἂν ἕν τι τῶν πάντων. Lucian. I, 618. II, 72 Κἂν ἓν γὰρ δὴ τοῦτο ἀληθεύων λέγω, this ...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 7th, 2018, 8:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Lucian of Samosata’s A True History
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Lucian of Samosata’s A True History

What are the best versions of this text available in Greek online? Christophe Ricco used this during last summer's class, are there teaching resources for it? I think the text I cited above is available as a PDF, courtesy of the authors. Nothing wrong with the Perseus text either. Don't know about ...