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by Stephen Carlson
February 14th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: New Testament Greek Manuscripts, by Reuben Swanson
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: New Testament Greek Manuscripts, by Reuben Swanson

João Luís wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 9:23 am
Is there any person willing to continuing the Swanson's Jobs?
There was a person willing to continue Swanson's work and he inherited all his materials (mainly microfilms), but there were so many intractable problems with the task that he abandoned it. As far as I am aware, there will be no more.
by Stephen Carlson
February 14th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

All of these can be rewritten to simpler form that says the same thing. Well, I think the entire of pragmatics is that they don't really say "the same thing." Am I right in guessing that it is a discourse function? It's not clear what 'it' is in your question. Is it what you're calling the "infinit...
by Stephen Carlson
February 14th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 15
Views: 348

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

Robert Emil Berge wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 4:27 pm
In most of these sentences I would consider the infinitive part of the direct object of γίγνομαι, not the subject.
(Complement, not direct object, right?) What, then, would be the subject? Is it impersonal?
by Stephen Carlson
February 8th, 2019, 10:09 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

But for what its worth, I've been on board for this for nearly a decade now. I switched my pronunciation to a historical one back in 09'. Historical phonology is a monumental task, it's just unfortunate that convincing professors and adjuncts is an equally monumental one. I like the historical pron...
by Stephen Carlson
February 5th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

The Galatians are being foolish by finishing in the flesh what they've started in the spirit. In the letter, it is clear that they are getting (or trying to get) circumcised. I can't see how it's a positive statement, and I don't understand your proposed alternative, particularly what getting "perfe...
by Stephen Carlson
February 3rd, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

Regardless of what Paul may say in other contexts, in the immediate context of Gal 3, the perfecting in the flesh refers to circumcision, and that is not so positive for Paul with regard to Gentiles.
by Stephen Carlson
January 31st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1263

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I read these articles and can only conclude that there's no royal read to learning a language. While good pedagogical technique may ensure that the time with the language isn't wasted, learning a language still takes time, a lot of time. The severe time constraints in most seminaries make it all but...
by Stephen Carlson
January 31st, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Greek text of Andreas on the Apocalypse
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Greek text of Andreas on the Apocalypse

This text looks like an epitome of or extracts from Andreas. There is a commentary on Revelation attributed to Oecumenius but the text is different.

I believe that Cramer is the editor of this text. You can probably find more information about it by looking up his edition.
by Stephen Carlson
January 25th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 328

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

This is actually a fascinating body of materials.
by Stephen Carlson
January 23rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις

Since this is a Loeb edition, one should be aware that the editorial guidelines for the translators are to make the translations as readable as possible, without regard to maintaining the syntactic structures of the original. The thinking is, those who care about what the Greek text is actually doin...