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by Evan Blackmore
November 30th, 2012, 1:28 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Greek Grammars in Spanish, French, Italian
Replies: 2
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Re: Greek Grammars in Spanish, French, Italian

Thanks Thomas, that's an excellent list and very helpful (not only the grammars!). I greatly appreciate the work you've put into it.
by Evan Blackmore
November 24th, 2012, 11:56 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

It's not quite on point. In your example, Μωϋσέως names the person (in the genitive) and βίβλῳ designates the writing. True, though of course that doesn't mean that the differences are necessarily significant. Strictly speaking, the writing-designation is τῇ βίβλῳ Μωϋσέως, and Μωϋσέως is no more an...
by Evan Blackmore
November 24th, 2012, 7:38 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

Another indication that Ἠλίᾳ does not name a writing is that the word provides a personal subject for ὡς ἐντυγχάνει τῷ θεῷ κατὰ τοῦ Ἰσραήλ in Rom 11:2 and a personal antecedent for αὐτῷ in v.4 ἀλλὰ τί λέγει αὐτῷ ὁ χρηματισμός; I haven't looked in detail, but I suspect we'd find lots of instances in...
by Evan Blackmore
November 24th, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

It's interesting that "Gwendolen Harleth" (like "Anna Livia Plurabelle") has been published separately under that title, and yet we'd still always say "in the story of Gwendolen Harleth," never simply "in Gwendolen Harleth." My provisional suspicion is that modern English tolerates "in X" where X ha...
by Evan Blackmore
November 24th, 2012, 1:27 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

To make ἐν Ἠλίᾳ fit the sense, however, Danker has to reformulate it by supplying the words "in the passage of". I find it interesting that, as late as Middle English, no such reformulation was felt necessary: it was still possible to write "the scripture seith in Elie" (the Wycliffite versions of ...
by Evan Blackmore
November 24th, 2012, 6:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

And here’s another, Aristotle, Historia animalium 9.22.2 : Ἕτερον δὲ γένος ἀετοῦ ἐστὶν ὃ πλάγγος καλεῖται, δεύτερος μεγέθει καὶ ῥώμῃ· οἰκεῖ δὲ βήσσας καὶ ἄγκη καὶ λίμνας, ἐπικαλεῖται δὲ νηττοφόνος καὶ μορφνός· οὗ καὶ Ὅμηρος μέμνηται ἐν τῇ τοῦ Πριάμου ἐξόδῳ . Aristotle isn't saying anything about Pri...
by Evan Blackmore
November 24th, 2012, 5:43 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

It would be good if there was an example where the word used to reference a writing is not directly related to the passage quoted. I'm sure there are lots of better examples among the innumerable ancient Homeric citations, but Diodorus 4.85.6 , narrating the story of Orion, may help: περὶ οὗ καὶ ὁ ...
by Evan Blackmore
November 23rd, 2012, 11:37 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Romans 9:5
Replies: 5
Views: 1043

Re: Romans 9:5

Exactly what is θεὸς syntactical function here? Is it appositive? Or is it functioning as the predicate? The old 1885 RV offered no less than four alternate translations of this clause: "... flesh, who is over all, God blessed for ever." "... flesh. He who is God over all be/is blessed for ever." "...
by Evan Blackmore
November 23rd, 2012, 1:15 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: To or about?
Replies: 38
Views: 3344

Re: To or about?

And here's the passage from Justin (Dialogue 120:3): φησὶ γοῦν καὶ ἐν τῷ Ἰούδᾳ · Οὐκ ἐκλείψει ἄρχων ἐξ Ἰούδα καὶ ἡγούμενος ἐκ τῶν μηρῶν αὐτοῦ, ἕως ἂν ἔλθῃ ᾧ ἀπόκειται· καὶ αὐτὸς ἔσται προσδοκία ἐθνῶν Whatever the exact meaning of ἐν + designation-of-content, it's evident that it was a customary usag...
by Evan Blackmore
November 22nd, 2012, 10:39 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Greek Grammars in Spanish, French, Italian
Replies: 2
Views: 1162

Greek Grammars in Spanish, French, Italian

Some years ago I picked up a secondhand copy of Abel's Grammaire du grec biblique . I was doubtful about getting it, but rather to my surprise, I've occasionally found it quite helpful, as it contains some useful material not included in any of the big reference grammars in English and German. This ...

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