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by Stephen Carlson
July 2nd, 2020, 5:51 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 2:3 - could missing antecedent be intentional?
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Mark 2:3 - could missing antecedent be intentional?

This is usually thought of as an impersonal use of the third-person plural. You're right that it is not anaphoric. It seems to be a feature of Mark's style. Is there a good write-up somewhere? I'm not aware of one, beyond comments in commentaries with that term ("impersonal"), and I thank John Kend...
by Stephen Carlson
July 1st, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 2:3 - could missing antecedent be intentional?
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Mark 2:3 - could missing antecedent be intentional?

This is usually thought of as an impersonal use of the third-person plural. You're right that it is not anaphoric. It seems to be a feature of Mark's style.
by Stephen Carlson
June 22nd, 2020, 11:13 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Grammar on Verbs
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Grammar on Verbs

mmorris wrote:
June 21st, 2020, 12:16 pm
What is the best book that goes in depth on verbs and tenses outside the indicative and also the significance.

I have found most books don’t go to far in depth.
It depends on what level and what you've already read, but Mike's suggestions are a good start.
by Stephen Carlson
June 19th, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Albuquerque on Mark 2:10
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Albuquerque on Mark 2:10

ἵνα δὲ εἰδῆτε ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ ἀνθρώπου ⸂ἀφιέναι ἁμαρτίας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς⸃ — λέγει τῷ παραλυτικῷ· 11 σοὶ λέγω, ἔγειρε ἆρον τὸν κράβαττόν σου καὶ ὕπαγε εἰς τὸν οἶκόν σου. Mark 2:10-11 (NA28) ... I would just read this as a complementary infinitive to indicate the content of "εἰδῆτε" and am n...
by Stephen Carlson
June 18th, 2020, 8:04 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Soon Ki Hong on the perfect tense
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Soon Ki Hong on the perfect tense

Though it's the most common perfect in the NT, I would just special case οἶδα and maybe some other really old perfects. They're basically linguistic fossils, and not really a good guide to the productive use of the perfect. In the colloquia, οἶδα is always rendered by a present tense in the Latin. ...
by Stephen Carlson
June 18th, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: ἐν (τῷ) κόσμῳ
Replies: 20
Views: 647

Re: ἐν (τῷ) κόσμῳ

Might Colossians 2:20 be because Paul was trying to indicate it was not previous reference, similar to John 1:1 with καὶ Θεὸς ἦν ὁ Λόγος. 1:6 τῷ κόσμῳ I would understand as earth. 2:8 τοῦ κόσμου I would understand as universe. 2:20 τοῦ κόσμου I would understand as universe. 2:20 ἐν κόσμῳ I would un...
by Stephen Carlson
June 18th, 2020, 1:07 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Soon Ki Hong on the perfect tense
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Soon Ki Hong on the perfect tense

Though it's the most common perfect in the NT, I would just special case οἶδα and maybe some other really old perfects. They're basically linguistic fossils, and not really a good guide to the productive use of the perfect.
by Stephen Carlson
June 17th, 2020, 12:00 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources
Replies: 5
Views: 7047

Re: Relevance Theory and the Bible - a Few Resources

It has been a while since I have found much new in this area, here is a new one from Sarah Casson continuing her work on gar. Unfortunately it is a relatively short chapter in a rather expensive book Casson, Sarah (2020) - The Greek connective gar - Different genres, different effects? https://book...
by Stephen Carlson
June 15th, 2020, 7:52 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Zachariou - Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Zachariou - Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek

Part of me is curious about what he argues, but Caragounis already did a thorough (and heavily critiqued) case. There's a lot of scholarship (for example, on Greek aspect) that just rearranges the same deck chairs.
by Stephen Carlson
June 15th, 2020, 9:13 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Zachariou - Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Zachariou - Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek

Not to defend Erasmian (I don’t), but a modern Greek arguing that Koine sounds like modern Greek isn’t exactly news.

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