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by Stephen Carlson
May 22nd, 2018, 6:30 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Papias: Ματθαῖος μὲν οὖν Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ τὰ λόγια συνετάξατο
Replies: 5
Views: 85

Re: Papias: Ματθαῖος μὲν οὖν Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ τὰ λόγια συνετάξατο

My old translation went with "Hebrew manner of speech" to preserve the vagueness of the original, but my sense now of the weight of the evidence (διάλεκτος with a geographical designation, plus interest elsewhere in Papias about translation or at least interpretation) is that it is on the side of th...
by Stephen Carlson
May 22nd, 2018, 2:07 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Articles that don't match adjacent word
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Articles that don't match ajacent word

These examples exhibit the substantivizing power of the article, where it can turn almost any modifying expression into a substantive. In particular, an article followed by a genitive can mean "the thing/which belongs to [or 'of']". This kind of article can also work with adjectives, prepositional p...
by Stephen Carlson
May 19th, 2018, 1:45 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can verbs have a case?
Replies: 4
Views: 849

Re: Can verbs have a case?

The example you gave is a participle, and yes, participles have case and other nominal inflections, with or without an article..

Also articular infinitives have case in the sense that their article has case which would ordinarily agree with its head.
by Stephen Carlson
May 15th, 2018, 4:16 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Finding English Translation of De cruce et latrone homilia 1
Replies: 2
Views: 856

Re: Finding English Translation of De cruce et latrone homilia 1

The fourth century website should have information about modern editions and translations here: http://www.fourthcentury.com/1st-homily-on-the-cross-and-the-thief/ As you can see, there is no modern language translation known to the editor of the website. Indeed, much of Chrysostom's massive oeuvre ...
by Stephen Carlson
May 15th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

I don't have Campbell at hand nor have I read your (Randall's) article, but I can't help wondering if you misrepresent Campbell's argument. It's a common traditional view that the perfect has a complete action and present relevance, and the present relevance is a state. Some have argued that the pe...
by Stephen Carlson
May 15th, 2018, 3:58 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1618

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

Can anyone tell me what "the spatial value of heightened proximity " is supposed to mean? I think it just means "more prominent" or emphatic, yet not really spatial in the physically spatial sense. For example, if we look at John 11:11 Λάζαρος ὁ φίλος ἡμῶν κεκοίμηται· ἀλλὰ πορεύομαι ἵνα ἐξυπνίσω αὐτ...
by Stephen Carlson
May 7th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: indeclinable names
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: indeclinable names

Barry's answer is correct. I'd like to add that with indeclinable names, there's a tendency to add the article if the name is in the accusative or dative and omit the article in the nominative or genitive.
by Stephen Carlson
May 7th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

I'm not sure I agree, which is why I cited BDAG above to demonstrate the normal usage of ἐτοιμάζω with the dative. I think knowing the first century background is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Thanks for your comments. THe BDAG cite is helpful, but what's really needed is a study of this v...
by Stephen Carlson
May 4th, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: indeclinable names
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: indeclinable names

Do you have a specific example?
by Stephen Carlson
May 4th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

In my opinion the dative of agent is indeed a nonentity, except when used with a perfect passive, which is what we happen to have here. I'm assuming your (on-topic) question amounts to: Is it grammatically possible for τῷ διαβόλῳ καὶ τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ to signify persons responsible for the action ...