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by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 7th, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ

... but if we keep reading, the very next δὲ introduces text which is analyzed by the editor[1] as parenthetical which means δὲ introduces subordination . On the other hand the next καὶ introduces text that moves the story forward but it doesn't introduce a new scene. Real text is often more comple...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
February 5th, 2018, 4:44 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ
Replies: 16
Views: 2311

Re: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ

serunge wrote:
February 5th, 2018, 3:04 pm
If I had to do it over again
Waiting for the second edition...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
January 15th, 2018, 4:12 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 3794

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

If I understood correctly, the passages in boldface font in your previous posts were someone else's and you want to know what we think about it. Right? Well, here's what I think about it: it's nonsense. Someone tries to prove his opinion by cleverly confusing us with verbose linguistically-sounding ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
January 11th, 2018, 5:14 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?
Replies: 32
Views: 3794

Re: πέμψαντός in J. 6.38?

On what textual basis are y'all asserting that the aorist participle πέμψαντός is modifying ποιῶ and not καταβέβηκα? That is, when I come to a specific text how would I tell if the participle is functioning substantivally or verbally? I think nobody said it is "modifying" ποιῶ. "τοῦ πέμψαντός με" w...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
January 9th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question on Mt. 7:22
Replies: 28
Views: 3607

Re: Question on Mt. 7:22

As a one who has for a long time followed this forum I believe that everyone here agrees with Jonathan and Barry. It's very difficult to answer to you because you don't believe those who know quite much Greek, here or elsewhere. You seem to have have faulty presuppositions and methodologies and it's...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 13th, 2017, 7:12 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Mike, from the same Epictetus example, wouldn't you also have to say the same about ζῷον? 'A man is an animal' or 'humanity are animals'; so 'ζῷον: animal, animals'; then do we need to add the collective/abstract to every word? 'καθέδρα: chair; chairkind', etc? It seems to me the word just means 'p...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 12th, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 1650

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Note that after each singular reference, everything else is plural: χωριζόμεθα implies that 'we' are 'ἄνθρωπος' and likewise, ἄνθρωπος is in contrast with Τῶν θηρίων and τίνων ἄλλων. But I don't think that's relevant. I think we could translate a similar passage to any language: "What is a man?... ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
December 5th, 2017, 7:11 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 39
Views: 4948

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

It seems counterintuitive that the two object complements in the phrase λευκὴν ἢ μέλαιναν 'white or black' would be separated like this. Hyperbaton is interesting indeed. I just wanted to comment on this little detail: the reason it seems counterintuitive in this case is because you cannot do that ...