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by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 20th, 2011, 8:50 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

Therefore the first task here is to make clear what a writer means with the term "hiding the agent". Maybe Joan can help here, if she has the original text at hand. I just realized I don't even know who's talking about hiding the agent, Joan or Payne. I just assumed it was Payne based on Joan's que...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 20th, 2011, 8:39 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

I continue to wonder if there are studies where the hiding of the agent in Greek is discussed, so that Joan might set this text against a broader context? Googling "divine passive" and "hiding the agent" give some hits for the English language. They both describe something like clever obfuscation o...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 20th, 2011, 7:07 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

Hiding the agent, also known as cryptopoiesis, is a feature of many languages besides Greek. The most famous example is President Reagan's 1986 admission: Mistakes were made. You could argue that cryptopoiesis is found in Acts 26:1 Ἁγρίππας δὲ πρὸς τὸν Παῦλον ἔφη ἐπιτρέπεταί σοι περὶ σεαυτοῦ λέγειν...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 19th, 2011, 11:33 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 2697

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

I am looking for a good source which discusses and/or defines nuance in the passive voice The first step is to get to know the recent trend in studies on voice. See http://artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/GrkVc.html. Not all will agree with that, at least for now, but it has too much knowledge and common...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 8th, 2011, 6:47 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: verbal aspect
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: verbal aspect

Wallace writes clearly, is easy and light to read Are you serious? It took everyone in my class 10 minutes just to understand the first page. We all ended up skimming through our weekly reading because none of us had the time to stop and actually try to figure out what Wallace was talking about. I'...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 8th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: verbal aspect
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Re: verbal aspect

Although not everyone likes Daniel Wallace's Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics , I'd say it's the best you can spend your money on, if you want to buy something. Rijksbaron is more difficult (technical and academic) and will probably gather dust in your shelf. I own both. Wallace writes clearly, is ea...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 8th, 2011, 5:56 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Semantics of σημαίνω
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Re: Semantics of σημαίνω

In John 12:33, e.g., we find τοῦτο δὲ ἔλεγεν σημαίνων ποίῳ θανάτῳ ἤμελλεν ἀποθνῄσκειν which clearly indicates that the detailing of the matter of Jesus' death was communicated by speech. Maybe the distinction between symbol and speech is an artificial (modern) one. From LSJ I get an impression that...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 4th, 2011, 12:09 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Hebrew OT vs LXX
Replies: 11
Views: 1439

Re: Hebrew OT vs LXX

I have to disagree with refe. I don't think a computer program is necessary for such work, although it could be helpful in some respects. Actually the "right" method would be to read through academic commentaries, and of course being thoroughly familiar with both Testaments. Such work has already be...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 2nd, 2011, 5:15 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Bill Mounce on the subjunctive
Replies: 3
Views: 1764

(Offtopic) Re: Bill Mounce on the subjunctive

(Offtopic - About replying to Mounce's blog) Just use the Add new comment link. ...but be prepared to wait some time. At least my last comment (on http://www.billmounce.com/blog/10-24-2011/adverbial-participles-and-finite-verbs) took about 5 days or so to appear. I'm not in a hurry, just impatient :...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
October 3rd, 2011, 6:23 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy

Hello all, 1. Holy, holy, holy! Lord God Almighty! Early in the morning our song shall rise to thee. Holy, holy, holy! Merciful and mighty, God in three persons, blessed Trinity! 1 ἅγιος, ἅγιος, ἅγιος, 2 Κύριος θεὸς παντοκράτωρ 3 ὄρθρου βαθέος 4 ἡ ᾠδὴ ἡμῶν ἀρεῖται εἰς σέ. Too many syllables! 2: Dro...