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by MAubrey
February 22nd, 2018, 8:59 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Are adverbial participles only nominative?

Well, the question is how well this stands up under investigation, and it's a claim I've always found somewhat suspect. Matt 17:25, καὶ ἐλθόντα εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν προέφθασεν αὐτὸν ὁ Ἰησοῦς λέγων... Does anyone want to argue that the accusative ἐλθόντα here is not being used adverbially? Not only that, ...
by MAubrey
February 22nd, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Are adverbial participles only nominative?

To the extent that Decker qualifies his statement, he is correct. Rarely is there need for an adverbial participle to cross-reference with someone other than a subject. But it does happen, albeit only on occasion. But when those occur, the participle takes the case of the participant it's referring ...
by MAubrey
February 17th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

Even if it is original with the LXX, once a Greek speaker uses it in a non-translation text, it becomes Greek. Loan constructions happen just like loan words do.
by MAubrey
February 3rd, 2018, 5:08 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 2:16 καὶ τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν εἶπεν·
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: John 2:16 καὶ τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν εἶπεν·

A good start would be to read the Steven Runge's Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament . Part 3, chapters 9-14 can take you 90% of the way in terms of how word order works in Greek. I've started reading Runge's book and I have to say, this is one of the best recommendations i've gotten. So f...
by MAubrey
February 1st, 2018, 3:43 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 2:16 καὶ τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν εἶπεν·
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: John 2:16 καὶ τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν εἶπεν·

What exactly are the different nuances? In context, τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν is preferred because in 2:14 John has introduced a list βόας καὶ πρόβατα καὶ περιστερὰς καὶ τοὺς κερματιστὰς καθημένους, in 2:15 he deals with all of them except for the doves, to which he turns in 2:16. Fronting somet...
by MAubrey
January 31st, 2018, 3:28 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 2:16 καὶ τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν εἶπεν·
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: John 2:16 καὶ τοῖς τὰς περιστερὰς πωλοῦσιν εἶπεν·

It's number 1. The πωλοῦσιν is the dative participle in this case. Hello. Thanks for your reply Jason. So τοῖς goes with πωλοῦσιν because they are of the same case number and gender, and the noun sandwich construction is just something that is possible in the language? It's because participles func...
by MAubrey
January 24th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 14
Views: 651

Re: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?

Picking up on Randal's point, there does seem to be a question of what the edition seeks to do. From the view of documentation of papyri, it's quite believable that this instances of τις would appear with an accent in papyri. On the other hand, the idea of a pronoun that has enclitic forms appearing...
by MAubrey
January 18th, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: "Against" in 1 Cor 6:18

Dear experts, Now Mike Aubrey needs to weigh in too ;-> I'd say Barry has a solid handle on it. ;) I'd add to this... 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...
by MAubrey
January 12th, 2018, 10:43 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
January 12th, 2018, 5:29 am
Thanks for the perspective and the gentle correction of my obvious error!
I'm famous for mis-parsing things very publicly on my website to my own embarrassment! We're all just trying to help each other out!
by MAubrey
January 12th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Schwandt - An Introduction to Biblical Greek: A Grammar with Exercises
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Schwandt - An Introduction to Biblical Greek: A Grammar with Exercises

Not yet. I just started looking at it.

John's a great guy though.