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by MAubrey
February 17th, 2018, 5:21 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 197

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: 375

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: 375

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: 375

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: 648

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: 233

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: 206

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: 105

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.
by MAubrey
January 11th, 2018, 7:34 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Heb 11:17 προσενήνοχεν - προσέφερεν

Mike — my apologies if I'm derailing the thread — I've always puzzled over the tense change in the two parallel clauses in Hebrews 11:17. Any suggestions on the difference in nuance between perfect and aorist in this verse? The second is actually an imperfect, not an aorist. But the difference simp...
by MAubrey
January 10th, 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 10:38 ἵνα γνῶτε καὶ γινώσκητε
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: John 10:38 ἵνα γνῶτε καὶ γινώσκητε

Given that all the rest of the coordinated instances of the same verb with a different tense always denotes a difference in meaning, it stands to reason that it is also the case here. Most such pairs involve something contrasted a future, but John 16:32 is a respectable example: ἰδοὺ ἔρχεται ὥρα καὶ...