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by Bill Ross 2
June 5th, 2011, 6:50 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: John 14:30

Might EKEI be related to TOU KOSMOU? IE: "it (the world) has no hold on me." ?
by Bill Ross 2
June 5th, 2011, 6:49 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: John 14:30

οὐκέτι πολλὰ λαλήσω μεθ’ ὑμῶν, ἔρχεται γὰρ ὁ τοῦ κόσμου ἄρχων· καὶ ἐν ἐμοὶ οὐκ ἔχει οὐδέν. Seems to me he's saying that he doesn't have much more to speak with his disciples, since his time is limited and the ruler of the world (that is, Satan) was coming — to bring worldly judgment on him. Althoug...
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 9:06 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: John 14:30

How about "no claim"? I think that's an excellent rendering--mainly because a "literal" translation like "has nothing on me" sounds way too informal for the context. I guess it wouldn't be unforgivable if we just said "Dunno!" ("I don't know")... It is obscure. The fact is that the text might just ...
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 7:24 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: John 14:30

Mike, "no claim" is not my suggestion (I thought I made that clear).

Do you have a suggestion on how to render the phrase?
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 6:46 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: John 14:30

The other problem/opportunity to understand this phrase is that it is providing a rationale for the first half of the sentence: οὐκέτι πολλὰ λαλήσω μεθ’ ὑμῶν, ἔρχεται **γὰρ** ὁ τοῦ κόσμου ἄρχων· καὶ ἐν ἐμοὶ οὐκ ἔχει οὐδέν, How does "no claim" give reason for not speaking much with the disciples anym...
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 8963

Re: Matthew 5:3a

Matthew 5:3a μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι. I still take this as a dative of reference. μακάριοι οἱ πτωχοί - blessed are the poor. Which poor? οἱ πτωχοὶ τῷ πνεύματι - those who are poor in the spirit, who are spiritually destitute, those who are in need of grace, who come to God as humble beggars....
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 2:15 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 8963

Re: Matthew 5:3a

About the Hebrew suggestion... I would not expect that unless it came by way of the a Greek text to Matthew.
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 2:14 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 8963

Re: Matthew 5:3a

Sorry, yes, as you said.

What it seems to be saying is "poor with regard to the THE πνεύμα"...

Doesn't that suggest "people are much better off without much πνεύμα"?
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 6:54 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Romans 5:5a
Replies: 2
Views: 746

Re: Romans 5:5a

Thank you for the links.

The helps seem to only offer "ashamed" but the translations all supply "disappoint":

http://bible.cc/romans/5-5.htm

That's why I asked.
by Bill Ross 2
June 4th, 2011, 6:44 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 4451

Re: John 14:30

Is the double negative οὐκ ἔχει οὐδέν functionally euqivalent to ἔχει οὐδέν?

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