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by RandallButh
November 11th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")

Are the definitions in Greek?
If so, plus keep me in the loop.

On spelling, you may want to check the Tyndale House GNT, as a cross-reference.
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Tyndale Mark is more consistent and wider in following mss spellings than WH. I dont know when the spelling normalization took place. For a while it was referred to as having "experts" in first century spelling edit the spelling. That was a sick joke, a euphemism for changing the spelling to fit Er...
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: Errors In Revelation?

it's taken time to approach agreement on facts.
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 5:52 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

This is a little distant from the issue, but still related: I recommend that linguists talk to themselves in Greek (personally and to each other), and then read texts (both original and edited publications) so that they activate the the spiraling self-correction that is inherent in open-eyed second-...
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 12:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Peter- your 50-50 comment is mthodologically misleading. Eg. If a word in unambiguous contexts is always feminine, then an occurrence with an underdifferentiated adjective does not suddenly become a 50-50 choice. I found a similar methodological problem with EBRAISTI a few years ago. NT scholars wou...
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 11:58 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"
Replies: 29
Views: 918

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Tyndale Mark is more consistent and wider in following mss spellings than WH. I dont know when the spelling normalization took place. For a while it was referred to as having "experts" in first century spelling edit the spelling. That was a sick joke, a euphemism for changing the spelling to fit Era...
by RandallButh
November 9th, 2017, 10:57 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Yes, phonemic length was lost in speech already by the first century BCE. However, we also know that scholastic circles preserved the knowledge and as late as the fifth century CE we have Nonnus writing Homeric verse based on length. From the singularities in Vaticanus, it appears that the ει markin...
by RandallButh
November 9th, 2017, 1:00 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Peter, You will need to check your Greek morphology paradigms rather than use Bibleworks, or another computer program, in order to accurately carry on the discussion. Computer programs often take shortcuts that do not reflect the real language. Cases in point: adjectives that end in -ης/-ες typicall...
by RandallButh
November 8th, 2017, 4:47 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: syntactic errors In Revelation?

1. nouns have an inherent gender classification based on agreed usage rather than form. (Gender is technically an adjective-noun class, of which Greek has three. Some languages have 1, some 2, some three, some like Bantu have several noun classes.) ὁδός is "feminine" although its shape belongs to th...
by RandallButh
November 8th, 2017, 12:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: Errors In Revelation?

On adjectives with -ος shaped nouns treated as feminine, the adjectives are regularly feminine. E.g. Josephus Antiq. 2:339 θείας ὁδοῦ "divine path" and Antiq 2:342 is rich in examples: Αἰγύπτιοι δ᾿ ἐλάνθανον, ἰδίαν ὁδὸν Ἑβραίοις γεγενημένην , ἀλλ᾿ οὐχὶ κοινὴν , ἐπεμβαίνοντες, καὶ μέχρι σωτηρίας τῶν ...