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by Wes Wood
September 24th, 2013, 12:34 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: σπευδοντας 2 Pt 3:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

Re: σπευδοντας 2 Pt 3:12

I agree with you, Stephen. My personal opinion is that the statement is meant to contrast starkly the wish for the destruction of others with the need for the audience to prepare the world for it.
by Wes Wood
September 22nd, 2013, 1:34 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: σπευδοντας 2 Pt 3:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2413

Re: σπευδοντας 2 Pt 3:12

The net bible has a note saying that "hastening" is the prevalent meaning found in Jewish apocalyptic literature. I don't know if this is true or not. This word pairing puts me in mind of certain English ones that are often used together. My feeling is that the pair may indicate a larger meaning tha...
by Wes Wood
September 22nd, 2013, 1:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Textual Variants in B-Greek
Replies: 11
Views: 3302

Re: Textual Variants in B-Greek

This type of careful differentiation of meanings is one thing that led me to participate in this forum. I do not yet have enough faith in my understanding of greek to be confident of my conclusions, and, without some feedback and direction, I don't believe I will be able to move past this intermedia...
by Wes Wood
September 21st, 2013, 11:59 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Greek according to Luke
Replies: 12
Views: 8465

Re: Greek according to Luke

Thank you for your quick reply. You have more than answered my question. I am going to try to find the article you mentioned, but I fear I won't be able to make much sense of it. I cannot read Hebrew.
by Wes Wood
September 21st, 2013, 9:22 am
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Greek according to Luke
Replies: 12
Views: 8465

Re: Greek according to Luke

Louis egrapsen Luke's works have a more complex and technical vocabulary, more subordination, many genitive absolutes, more complex sentence order, etc. than the other gospels and Johannine works. Luke, in my opinion, still is not free from Semitic phraseology, but it is much more like secular Koin...
by Wes Wood
September 21st, 2013, 8:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wes Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Re: Wes Wood

Thank you, Barry. That makes me feel much better!
by Wes Wood
September 20th, 2013, 8:38 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Wes Wood
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

Wes Wood

Hello all. This is my first post on any forum, so please forgive any unintentional breaches of Internet etiquette. I finally worked up the courage to try something new after lurking on the site for about 2? years. I am a self-taught greek student probably at a beginning/intermediate stage of learnin...

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