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by Eeli Kaikkonen
November 8th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: verbal aspect
Replies: 17
Views: 9147

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: 1192

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: 2434

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: 2064

(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: 3195

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...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 30th, 2011, 7:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 1:11 ἐν σοὶ *εὐδόκησα*
Replies: 9
Views: 1598

Re: Mark 1:11 ἐν σοὶ *εὐδόκησα*

Con Campbell handles this in Basics of Verbal Aspect, pp. 36-38. He says: "remoteness offers the key to understanding the aorist εὐδόκησα. [...] remoteness functions together with perfective aspect to provide a bird's-eye view of the scene. As the Father speaks from heaven, he gives his assessment o...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
September 16th, 2011, 7:57 am
Forum: Books
Topic: On Conditionals in the Greek Pentateuch
Replies: 4
Views: 3970

Re: On Conditionals in the Greek Pentateuch

The Masoratic text IS NOT the original Hebrew, but a reconstruction. New Testament quotes from the Greek Text of the Old Testament, not from the Hebrew text. Are the parts of the OT that are given in NT in Greek essentially the same or there are variations due to the translation problems. For examp...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 18th, 2011, 7:18 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: δε and ἀλλα
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: δε and ἀλλα

You can read the relevant sections (at least δε and ἀλλα) in http://www.ntdiscourse.org/docs/Discourse%20grammar%20sample.pdf. Better yet, buy the whole book and read it :) To answer your question: the textbook is misleading, if you represent it correctly. ἀλλα is quite much an "explicit" 'but', lik...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 5th, 2011, 4:49 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal 2:19 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι
Replies: 10
Views: 2250

Re: Gal 2:19 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι

But when I explain to them, I want to use both the context and the Greek, hence the original question of whether using BDAG's "in our literature, only pass" is sufficient to prove that it is passive. The best you could do with Greek would be to use the TLG corpus, find all occurrences of συσταυρόω ...
by Eeli Kaikkonen
August 4th, 2011, 5:06 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal 2:19 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι
Replies: 10
Views: 2250

Re: Gal 2:19 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι

Since the morphology for perfect passive and that for perfect middle are the same, can I argue for the passive voice from Greek only? Maybe not from morphology, but how about the verb itself? Crucifying was very concrete act for Jesus and others who lived under Roman dominion. Paul uses it "figurat...

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