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by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
May 8th, 2017, 12:03 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: give us this day our daily bread
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

Re: give us this day our daily bread

Nice: "the superessential bread" so Maximos wrote in English. :) Everybody knows that, and that the first Bibles were written in 1611 KJV! :) So are you familiar with the Orthodox New Testament vol 1 and 2 out of Buena Vista Colorado? The translator, Mother Mary, has included Patristic commentary a...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
May 7th, 2017, 11:51 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: give us this day our daily bread
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

Re: give us this day our daily bread

Arsenios wrote: ↑ I do not think denominational stance should determine one's understanding of the Bible, but the fact is that the early Church originated and transmitted it, and gave us a thousand years of undivided commentary on its meaning, so that such a witness can hardly be discarded out of h...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 24th, 2017, 11:19 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7
Replies: 9
Views: 3546

Re: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7

Your right that there is a quite interesting question about ἐρχόμενον. I've not decided how I would translate that one yet. Strecker (Hermeneia), p233 suggests that a present tense reading is "improbable" , and that a future tense reading is "grammatically permissible" which his how he translates i...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 15th, 2017, 12:53 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Preposition with verb infinitive
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Re: Preposition with verb infinitive

While you did not ask for a cognitive expication, but rather a translational one, we might help the latter by means of the former. (Keyword=might) Greek is often packed tight, and a simple εν τω πιστευειν carries some density that English seldom affords... The infinitive is acting as a noun, carryin...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 8th, 2017, 8:51 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: John 17:3 ινα + subjunctive = to an infinitive?
Replies: 11
Views: 4825

Re: John 17:3 ινα + subjunctive = to an infinitive?

17:2-3 is a continuous sentence structure, and the two "ina"s are linked in parallel, such that the second further explicates the first and refers the second to the first, I should think... In order that He should give them Life Eternal, [which is] in order that they should KNOW the One True etc... ...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 8th, 2017, 8:29 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Ephesians 2:6
Replies: 2
Views: 2022

Re: Ephesians 2:6

Eph. 2:6 καὶ συνήγειρεν καὶ συνεκάθισεν ἐν τοῖς ἐπουρανίοις ἐν Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ, Is it possible that the two aorist verbs in Ephesians 2:6 are future referring? If he is describing their current condition as opposed to their prior condition outside of Christ, why would you want to make them futures? Ar...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 8th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7
Replies: 9
Views: 3546

Re: The role of οὗτός in 2 John 7

BYZ –
οτι πολλοι πλανοι εισηλθον εις τον κοσμον
οι μη ομολογουντες ιησουν χριστον ερχομενον εν σαρκι
ουτος
εστιν ο πλανος και ο αντιχριστος

Why cannot ουτος refer to the whole of the sentence leading up to it?
eg πολλοι πλανοι... οι...

Arsenios
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 8th, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 20:21 -- ἀποστέλλω vs πέμπω
Replies: 22
Views: 6612

Re: John 20:21 -- ἀποστέλλω vs πέμπω

The inclusion of so much more of the mission and purpose of sending in ἀποστελεῖν and the ability for it to stretch out over time, as compared to the limited scope of πέμπειν... Yes - 'To apostle' includes necessarily 'to send'... 'To send' does not necessarily include 'to apostle'... And by καθως ...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 4th, 2017, 11:25 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 20:21 -- ἀποστέλλω vs πέμπω
Replies: 22
Views: 6612

Re: John 20:21 -- ἀποστέλλω vs πέμπω

We see Jesus here among us (if we are empathising / identifying with the disciples) or among the disciples (if we read the story of Jesus and the disciples), during the carrying-out-of-the-commission stage of ἀποστεῖλαι verb, and he is telling us or the disciples about that stage of the process tha...
by Arsenios (George) Blaisdell
April 4th, 2017, 12:07 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: give us this day our daily bread
Replies: 27
Views: 8872

Re: give us this day our daily bread

I love the spirit in which you phrased this ;=> Thank-you - It is a fun spirit... Here's how I see it: "In God we trust. All others bring data." So I did, and you have so far neither asked for more not responded to what I provided... So I am at a loss on how to assess the efficacy of my provision t...

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