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by Jean-Michel Colin
July 20th, 2015, 3:52 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning
Replies: 10
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stylistic device : when the end leads to the beginning

I was wondering if there is a name for this specific stylistic feature : the end leading back to the beginning. What I have in mind is Mark 16:7 heading back toward Mark 1 ; especially if you consider Mark original text finishing at 16:8, there is here a "literary trick" that has been used by many a...
by Jean-Michel Colin
August 21st, 2013, 3:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...

ἔσεσθε οὖν ὑμεῖς τέλειοι ὡς ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος τέλειός ἐστιν. There are two uses of the adjective τέλειος here one is with the indicative and the other is a future indicative with the sense of an imperative. BTW, can the indicative future ἔσεσθε be milder than the imperative ἔστε ? What would ...
by Jean-Michel Colin
August 17th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...

I think that what you consider to be your fundamental question is what many members on this forum think that they are coming here to find in simply expressed terms. Happy to know that I'm not totally at the wrong place ! ;) The Greek doesn't tell you to pursue " not from any other τελειότης". It se...
by Jean-Michel Colin
August 17th, 2013, 12:54 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...

Well, three points : 1. You will be familiar with the constant tension between science and language. We speak of the sun rising, when in fact it is not rising, the earth is rotating and the sun comes into view. We speak of the evening getting cooler, when in fact heat is being lost. Water is said to...
by Jean-Michel Colin
August 17th, 2013, 6:31 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Re: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...

OK. As I understand it, your explanation supports the view of a process with arguments that I had not seen, founded on grammar considerations : (...) expects that there will be a change. (...) be achieved (...)there is a change involved (...) because the future is often different from what the prese...
by Jean-Michel Colin
August 15th, 2013, 5:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...
Replies: 8
Views: 2922

Matthew 5:48 - τέλειοι = perfect or ...

Hello, my first message here. It's about Mt 5:48 ἔσεσθε οὖν ὑμεῖς τέλειοι ὡς ὁ πατὴρ ὑμῶν ὁ οὐράνιος τέλειός ἐστιν. I'm quite surprised that in several language, τέλειός is translated bu "perfect". It's the case in most common translations in French, English, Spanish, Italian, and a long time ago in...
by Jean-Michel Colin
August 15th, 2013, 5:08 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Jean-Michel
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Jean-Michel

Hello, Obviously, I'm new here. I'm a french catholic, speaking french, English, German as well, some Italian. A long time ago, I learned Latine and forgot almost everything, and some Greek. Happy to find an active forum around the text of the Bible, focused primarily on the text. Willing to invest ...

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