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by Stephen Carlson
December 13th, 2017, 8:47 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Jonathan Robie wrote:
December 13th, 2017, 8:20 pm
The least confusing thing might be to follow BDAG here.
I think what he'll end up doing -- unless one of his workbook examples needs the gloss.
by Stephen Carlson
December 13th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Mounce is first and foremost a pedagogue, not a linguist, not a grammarian, not a lexicographer. The main thing he's interested in is not confusing his students. His problem here is a mismatch between his glossary and BDAG, a mismatch that could confuse students.
by Stephen Carlson
December 12th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Laudator Temporis Acti has a big quotation from Jeffrey B. Gibson on Ancient Unease with Lead Us Not Into Temptation.
by Stephen Carlson
December 7th, 2017, 4:55 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

I don't understand the appeal of construing animates as "instruments," especially in regard to Christ. With regard to animates, how about 'he ploughed with oxen'? Could not the oxen be considered instruments in the hand of the ploughman? Good point. I'll have to amend to something like "persons" to...
by Stephen Carlson
December 6th, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

I agree with Stirling. I don't understand the appeal of construing animates as "instruments," especially in regard to Christ.
by Stephen Carlson
December 6th, 2017, 6:27 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: σεσωσμενοι
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: σεσωσμενοι

No. The source of the participial ending -μενος was already present in the language ancestral to Greek (Proto-Indo-European) and it had a different phonetic shape than the PIE source for μένω (i.e., the former has a laryngeal and the latter does not).
by Stephen Carlson
December 6th, 2017, 6:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 694

Re: Expertise in Greek

At this point, maybe one should post directions for the B-Hebrew forum (assuming it's still active).
by Stephen Carlson
December 6th, 2017, 6:17 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts

Yes, metaphorical extension of spatial concepts is extremely common throughout the world languages, but each language does it (somewhat) differently. That's what makes learning languages fun.
by Stephen Carlson
December 6th, 2017, 6:14 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Verb transitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Verb transitivity

In traditional grammars, this αὐτόν in Mark 12:34 has been analyzed as an instance of prolepsis; see e.g. A. M. Buscemi, "La prolessi nel NT," LA 35 (1985): 37-68 at 51. In prolepsis, a constituent of an embedded clause is raised (or whatever your theory calls it) into the matrix clause for some kin...
by Stephen Carlson
December 5th, 2017, 5:59 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 37
Views: 1215

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

It's quite possible that topic vs. focus is key here. I should be able to do queries involving information structure soonish, I'm in the process of setting up an environment to do various kinds of queries. When I can, I'll do those queries and post the results. I'm looking forward to it. Whose anal...