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by Jordan Day
May 26th, 2014, 1:29 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Homeric, Classical, Koine...whats the REAL difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 5913

Re: Homeric, Classical, Koine...whats the REAL difference?

What were you expectations 6 years ago in studying Greek and your failings now that leave you with the feelng of disappointment? First of all, I would like to thank ALL of you for your responses! They have all been very helpful. Perhaps I set the bar too high... As far as κοινή texts go, I expected...
by Jordan Day
May 25th, 2014, 10:38 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Homeric, Classical, Koine...whats the REAL difference?
Replies: 15
Views: 5913

Homeric, Classical, Koine...whats the REAL difference?

One difficulty encountered by αὐτοδίδακτοι like myself is seeing the big picture. I've read everything in the NT except Romans, 1&2 Corith, and Hebrews. I am still very disappointed in my abilities after these 6+ years of studying. I try to read Xenophon (which is supposed to be an "easy" author) an...
by Jordan Day
May 10th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 4:29 παραδῷ allow, or ripen
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Mark 4:29 παραδῷ allow, or ripen

Καὶ ἔλεγεν, Οὕτως ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τοῦ θεοῦ, ὡς ἐὰν ἄνθρωπος βάλῃ τὸν σπόρον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, καὶ καθεύδῃ καὶ ἐγείρηται νύκτα καὶ ἡμέραν, καὶ ὁ σπόρος βλαστάνῃ καὶ μηκύνηται ὡς οὐκ οἶδεν αὐτός. Αὐτομάτη γὰρ ἡ γῆ καρποφορεῖ, πρῶτον χόρτον, εἶτα στάχυν, εἶτα πλήρη σῖτον ἐν τῷ στάχυϊ. Ὅταν δὲ παραδῷ ὁ καρ...
by Jordan Day
November 3rd, 2013, 9:23 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: The meaning of Παῦλος
Replies: 2
Views: 3204

Re: The meaning of Παῦλος

Ahh, thank you Jonathan. That pretty much clears it up. Thats what I get for not knowing any Latin :)
When I clicked on the Lewis and Short link and clicked "previous entry" it showed the adjective "paulus = little/small"
by Jordan Day
November 2nd, 2013, 10:03 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: The meaning of Παῦλος
Replies: 2
Views: 3204

The meaning of Παῦλος

James F. McGrath told me (via Facebook IM) that παῦλος is an adjective meaning "small". I haven't been able to find it in LSJ or BDAG. Is this true? How popular was the name Παῦλος in the ancient world? Is it possible that Φ still had the hard P sound (Puh) in Paul's day (and location), and would ha...
by Jordan Day
October 4th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Greek Animation Narration
Replies: 4
Views: 4441

Greek Animation Narration

A short animation I narrated in Greek.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WleTVmtui5I
by Jordan Day
December 16th, 2012, 5:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: A useful tool for uneducated folks like me :)
Replies: 0
Views: 840

A useful tool for uneducated folks like me :)

http://www.odlt.org/ This is "The Online Dictionary of Language Terminology". I am forced to use it a lot in this forum to understand linguistic terminology (example: What the heck is "metalepsis"??!). It is very useful. It has easy to understand definitions, great examples, and often gives the Gree...
by Jordan Day
May 6th, 2012, 10:13 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 7:10-13 Anacoluthon?
Replies: 19
Views: 2502

Re: Mark 7:10-13 Anacoluthon?

That is, a prohibition "no longer allow" would require μηκέτι as its negative. That οὐκέτι is used here requires that ἀφίετε be understood as an indicative. See, eg, BDF 426, 427/4; Wallace p723-4, esp 724C. Hmmm, that is a good point... Can we be certain that ουκετι and μηκετι always follow the sa...
by Jordan Day
May 5th, 2012, 11:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 7:10-13 Anacoluthon?
Replies: 19
Views: 2502

Re: Mark 7:10-13 Anacoluthon?

Why is it that no translation of those I checked seems to have taken "αφιετε" as an imperative? It is most easily understood here as such, in which case the imperative clause is the apodosis. [Mark 7] [11] υμεις δε λεγετε εαν ειπη ανθρωπος τω πατρι η τη μητρι κορβαν ο εστιν δωρον ο εαν εξ εμου ωφελ...
by Jordan Day
May 5th, 2012, 3:25 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 7:10-13 Anacoluthon?
Replies: 19
Views: 2502

Re: Mark 7:10-13 Anacoluthon?

Thank you very much for your informative reply Alex. Perhaps this isn't an anacoluthon per se, but am I wrong that this still doesn't look right? I understand that an apodosis wouldn't necessarily have to agree with the protasis in "person". As you mentioned, it is something we do all the time in En...

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