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by Stephen Carlson
January 11th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Online Latin / Using Greek to Learn Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Online Latin / Using Greek to Learn Latin

It wasn't too long ago that most people who learned Greek were already exposed to Latin. Now I guess we're seeing more of the other way round.
by Stephen Carlson
January 11th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Verb inside prep phrase: Acts 1:5
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Verb inside prep phrase: Acts 1:5

Kirk Lowery wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:48 pm
is this normal syntax in Koine?
Mike has given you the modern answer. In older works you can find discussion of this phenomenon under the term hyperbaton.
by Stephen Carlson
December 25th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Heb 1:3 & the SBLGNT text
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Heb 1:3 & the SBLGNT text

Kirk Lowery wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 9:19 am
So the SBLGNT omits the possessive pronoun. Given the way SBLGNT was constructed, is this an artifact of the editor's method, or is there a minority textual variant here?
Both. The editor of the SBLGNT has a noticeable tendency to prefer the shorter reading when it is attested in early witnesses.
by Stephen Carlson
December 25th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar
Replies: 21
Views: 700

Re: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar

Excellent! How on earth is someone supposed to make out those letters? That is, how would a person know how to translate this since (for me at least) the letters are so difficult to make out? Training. This is an example of minuscule handwriting, and as far as these things go, it is pretty straight...
by Stephen Carlson
December 15th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?
Replies: 8
Views: 2768

Re: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?

The other thing to realize is that the early modern English of the KJV employs a different tense-aspect system than contemporary modern English.
by Stephen Carlson
December 15th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

As a general rule, what isn't discussed in the reference grammars or technical commentaries is probably not perceived as difficult. Maybe. In my experience, the touchstone, at least among modern commentators, is whether it affects translation. Hort's a well-respected exegete. He's not always right ...
by Stephen Carlson
December 14th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

Stirling Bartholomew wrote:
December 14th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Probably doesn't directly address the original question.
Don't think so.
by Stephen Carlson
December 14th, 2018, 10:14 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

Acts 28:8 looks like a better example of the phenomenon:
Acts 28:8b wrote:..., πρὸς ὃν ὁ Παῦλος ἐισελθὼν καὶ και προσευξάμενος ἐπιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτῷ ἰάσατο αὐτόν.
Clearly the πρός must construe with ἐισελθών rather than ἰάσατο.
by Stephen Carlson
December 14th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

I suppose the issue is whether a relative pronoun, or more precisely a prepositional phrase with a relative pronoun object, can be governed by a participle rather than a finite verb. I can't find any discussion in the grammars on this. Of course it can, and there are plenty of examples throughout G...
by Stephen Carlson
December 14th, 2018, 2:50 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

I suppose the issue is whether a relative pronoun, or more precisely a prepositional phrase with a relative pronoun object, can be governed by a participle rather than a finite verb. I can't find any discussion in the grammars on this.