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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: 1514

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: 3
Views: 510

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: 1514

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: 1514

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: 1514

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: 271

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: 584

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: 584

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: 1953

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 ...
by RandallButh
March 21st, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Are adverbial participles only nominative?
Replies: 21
Views: 1953

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 a...