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by Charlie Johnson
July 18th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Difficult sentence in Chrysostom
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Re: Difficult sentence in Chrysostom

Thanks, both of you. My general sense so far is that outside the NT, infinitives have a much broader range of usage. I never thought to connect the τῳ to the infinitive, but once pointed out, it seems perfectly natural. Let me see if I'm getting the last part (#3) right. The whole phrase τὸν λόγον τ...
by Charlie Johnson
July 17th, 2011, 8:04 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Difficult sentence in Chrysostom
Replies: 7
Views: 1755

Difficult sentence in Chrysostom

The following is from PG 61:615. Chrysostom is commenting on Paul's use of prepositions in the introduction (προοιμιον) to Galatians. In particular, he's carrying on an anti-Arian polemic. Εἰ μὲν γὰρ καθ᾿ ἑαυτὸ τοῦ Πατρὸς μνημονεύσας εἶπε τὸ, Δι᾿ οὗ, ἴσως ἂν καὶ ἐσοφίσαντο, λέγοντες ἁρμόζειν τῷ Πατρ...
by Charlie Johnson
June 30th, 2011, 4:49 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Books on Greek Idioms
Replies: 8
Views: 8407

Re: Books on Greek Idioms

Theory of Advanced Greek Prose Composition by John Donovan, Volume 1, includes a digest of Greek idioms. I believe it's available online. I have a PDF file of it.
by Charlie Johnson
June 29th, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: κατεγνωσμένος in Gal. 2:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

Re: κατεγνωσμένος in Gal. 2:11

Jason, I meant "Paul makes no sense" as the implied agent of condemnation. At least, it makes very little sense to me to say, "I opposed him, because I condemned he (or he was condemned by me)." Sorry for the lack of clarity. Carl, thanks for the answers. I've read Galatians a number of times and am...
by Charlie Johnson
June 29th, 2011, 4:26 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: κατεγνωσμένος in Gal. 2:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1441

κατεγνωσμένος in Gal. 2:11

I have a few questions about κατεγνωσμένος in Gal. 2:11. First, is the participle periphrastic or adjectival? Or, is the meaning so similar either way that the question is unhelpful? Second, what voice is κατεγνωσμένος? If passive, we would have to supply an agent. Paul makes no sense. God seems lik...
by Charlie Johnson
June 29th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Moods in Gal. 2:2
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Moods in Gal. 2:2

I wouldn't mind some more feedback on this issue. Is Lightfoot's, Robertson's, or another solution preferable?
by Charlie Johnson
June 27th, 2011, 1:03 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Moods in Gal. 2:2
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: Moods in Gal. 2:2

I looked in Robertson's grammar, and finding it somewhat opaque, followed a citation to Goodwin's Syntax of the Moods and Tenses . There I found this: http://books.google.com/books?id=BExv_MTYrZkC&pg=PA333&img=1&zoom=3&hl=en&sig=ACfU3U3YcF9jB3Pp5cjFBintFVt3hxUvNA&ci=69%2C580%2C788%2C539&edge=0 If wh...
by Charlie Johnson
June 26th, 2011, 9:26 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Moods in Gal. 2:2
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Moods in Gal. 2:2

ἀνέβην δὲ κατὰ ἀποκάλυψιν• καὶ ἀνεθέμην αὐτοῖς τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ὃ κηρύσσω ἐν τοῖς ἔθνεσιν, κατ᾽ ἰδίαν δὲ τοῖς δοκοῦσιν, μή πως εἰς κενὸν τρέχω ἢ ἔδραμον . I understand the shift in tense, but I'm wondering why Paul would shift from a subjunctive (τρέχω) to an indicative (ἔδραμον). Also, since the indic...
by Charlie Johnson
June 22nd, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: κατα in Gal. 1:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1291

κατα in Gal. 1:13

Galatians 1:13 Ἠκούσατε γὰρ τὴν ἐμὴν ἀναστροφήν ποτε ἐν τῷ Ἰουδαϊσμῷ, ὅτι καθ᾽ ὑπερβολὴν ἐδίωκον τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ θεοῦ καὶ ἐπόρθουν αὐτήν, The meaning is pretty clear, but I'm interested to know how to explain how κατα is functioning in this construction. I looked up BAGD, and Gal 1:13 isn't listed...
by Charlie Johnson
June 21st, 2011, 9:36 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Preparing for Patristic Greek
Replies: 15
Views: 5820

Re: Preparing for Patristic Greek

Well, to give an update, I've procured Lampe's Patristric Greek Lexicon and Whitacre's Reader. So far, they've both been very helpful.

However, since I'm leading a study of Galatians in Greek on Thursday mornings, for now Chrysostom's commentary in Greek and Augustine's in Latin are my main foci.

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