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by MAubrey
June 19th, 2018, 3:29 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

The idea is not implausible, I can say that. The 19th century grammarians did not have the advantage of the documentary papyri. I wonder if the claim holds up if those are taken into account? Thackeray cites Mayser for the papyri, but he doesn't provide much data for the question: https://archive.o...
by MAubrey
June 17th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

And neither does LSJ give any indication that different spellings of the perfect have different transitivities. Were you looking at the entry for ἐξίστημι? At least under ἵστημι different forms are given, including ἕστακα in the Causal section, together with indication of occurrences of some of its...
by MAubrey
June 9th, 2018, 6:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

Then I looked more carefully at what is said in the quote. I checked Winer-Schmiedel and discovered there a footnote referring to transitive examples in LXX. See the latter part of footnote 4 in https://archive.org/stream/grammatikdesneu00schmgoog#page/n138/mode/2up On checking 1 Sam 15.12 in Rahlf...
by MAubrey
June 8th, 2018, 3:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

Often this kind of thing traces back to one influential person who originally made the claim, but I'm not about to ferret that one out. In this case, I think it's being done without thought or awareness of the issue. The SIL Exegetical Summary on Acts 1-14 doesn't even make mention of it. And they'...
by MAubrey
June 8th, 2018, 2:02 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: ἐξίστημι in Acts 8:11

It's intransitive. ἱστήμι and its derivatives are causative in the present and anticausative in the perfect. So: ἵστημι <> ἕστηκα make stand <> am standing ὑφίστημι <> ὑφέστηκα make formed <> am formed ἀφίστημι <> ἀφέστηκα make go away <> am away Likewise: ἐξίστημι <> ἐξέστηκα make amazed <> am amaz...
by MAubrey
June 1st, 2018, 7:11 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

Not going to lie, I winced at that pun. Yeah. It was initially accidental, but when I realized it was there, I doubled down. So it doesn’t mean that it is a choice that is made in order to bring about one rather than another effect? Hayes is in effect stating that in Koine they would be able to pro...
by MAubrey
June 1st, 2018, 2:53 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause
Replies: 22
Views: 638

Re: Hayes - Analysis of Attributive Participle and Relative Clause

'Strategy' is essentially a typological term, a means for describing how one language works relative (heh.) to other languages.
by MAubrey
May 8th, 2018, 4:26 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: definite article
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Re: definite article

Jonathan Robie wrote:
May 8th, 2018, 11:13 am
The article is never indefinite. We don't call it a 'definite article' simply because there is no indefinite article
Well...you don't...

:D
by MAubrey
April 28th, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Contract Verbs
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Contract Verbs

There are books that deal with the history of the Greek verb generally. Curtius' very old volume the Greek Verb is still worth reading, but some of his discussion is out of date. https://amzn.to/2r2Flim Most recently is Willi's new book (2018): The Origin of the Greek Verb: https://amzn.to/2HAmMx9 V...
by MAubrey
April 17th, 2018, 3:23 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Where does ἀγάπη come from?
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Re: Where does ἀγάπη come from?

Moulton & Milligan have your answer there. It's a back formation from the verb ἀγαπάω. At the point of the LXX it was a recent coinage--if you look at LSJ, you'll see the LXX is the first entry. LSJ orders citations by date, so you know that everything that comes after the first citation is equal in...