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by RandallButh
May 23rd, 2018, 6:28 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Papias: Ματθαῖος μὲν οὖν Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ τὰ λόγια συνετάξατο
Replies: 8
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Re: Papias: Ματθαῖος μὲν οὖν Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ τὰ λόγια συνετάξατο

Jonathan, One of the problems is assuming that the tradition (that Papias mentioned) referred to our canonical Matthew. It is rather clear that our canonical Greek Matthew is not a translation but was originally written in Greek (howbeit with Semitic influences). (Yes, I have articles that refer to ...
by RandallButh
May 19th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

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

I am becoming inclined to believe that Randal's example "Πᾶν ὁ μεγας τεθνηκεν" would not be considered by Campbell to suggest process (dying). (Although I am not inclined just yet to disagree with Randall, he seems smarter and more experienced than me :D ) Reading his 2007 (Verbal Aspect...) public...
by RandallButh
May 19th, 2018, 3:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can verbs have a case?
Replies: 4
Views: 863

Re: Can verbs have a case?

In Basics of Biblical Greek, Dr. Mounce said "verbs do not have case or gender" However, wouldn't this be incorrect if the verb is articular? For instance in 1 Thessalonians 1:10 τὸν ῥυόμενον, wouldn't ῥυόμενον be considered being in the Accusative case based on τὸν? Thanks for the help! Technicall...
by RandallButh
May 12th, 2018, 3:33 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

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 RandallButh
May 12th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

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

You're welcome.

I wish that Zondervan would have the Basics of Verbal Aspect re-written by someone with a Greek verbal view.
The field is slow to correct itself when major publishers push a book that mis-represents the issues.
by RandallButh
May 12th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1623

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

Jacob, allow me to try to unpack your conundrum. 1. Randall (disclaimer: myself) does not teach that the imperfective aspect encodes aspect and tense. By definition, the imperfective aspect is an aspect . Please be careful with metalanguage. Many Greek students refer to the παρατατικὸς χρόνος as the...
by RandallButh
April 29th, 2018, 2:10 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 20 Ways to keep your Greek, or Hebrew, or Latin, or...
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Re: 20 Ways to keep your Greek, or Hebrew, or Latin, or...

21. talk to yourself in Greek/Hebrew.

22. talk with friends in the language.

23. pray in the language.

24. write in the language.
by RandallButh
March 27th, 2018, 7:35 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Acts 17:27 - infinitives
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Acts 17:27 - infinitives

Yes, they become appositional.

Incidentally, your spelling of ζητειν [ζειτειν] reflects a non-Koine pronunciation, 5c BCE. The first-century ει was not first-century η, but ι. First century phonetics were IPA: [zetin].
by RandallButh
March 27th, 2018, 5:46 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Acts 17:27 - infinitives
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Acts 17:27 - infinitives

Yes, Culy and Parsons are correct. Why? Because the ᾽times and boundaries' don't do the seeking, people do the seeking, which implicitly links back to the first infinitive phrase of 17.26 κατοικεῖν. In a fully punctuated text a comma could be used to separate the ορισας ... αυτῶν phrase from ζητεῖν....
by RandallButh
March 22nd, 2018, 5:25 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 21
Views: 2010

Re: Are adverbial participles only nominative?

ὁ ἄνθρωπος περιεπάτει ἐγὼ εἶδον ὅτι ὁ ἄνθρωπος περιεπάτει ἐγὼ εἶδον τὸν ἄνθρωπον περιπατοῦντα In the third line the adjective περιπατοῦντα is part of an embedded object phrase/clause and "in the predicate position," but it is not at adverb to εἶδον or adverbial. I find "adverbial participle" to be ...