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by Robert Emil Berge
July 24th, 2018, 9:18 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of an Excerpt From a Greek Text
Replies: 8
Views: 1332

Re: Translation of an Excerpt From a Greek Text

As the text stands, your translation is fairly accurate. I would translate "πρὸς αὐτοὺς διαλεγόμενος" as "while arguing his point with them" instead of "told them". And I agree with the editor's punctuation which makes Stephen answer his own question. It isn't plausible that the end is a continuatio...
by Robert Emil Berge
July 12th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???
Replies: 8
Views: 1459

Re: "We have no such custom" as being contentious???

This is not written by someone who knows Greek. It is not completely clear what "such custom" points back to, but it has nothing to do with the case or gender here. It is a matter of interpretation. In isolation this could very well point back to "being contentious" or "seeming to be contentious", b...
by Robert Emil Berge
June 23rd, 2018, 2:38 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6
Replies: 4
Views: 2251

Re: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6

I agree with Stirling about the confusing designations of different types of genitives. If there is a doubt about how to understand a genitive, the categories usually just obsucre the matter. I find your main question quite simple to answer, though: I would translate it like this: "He has made us of...
by Robert Emil Berge
June 3rd, 2018, 9:31 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Understanding names in Koine Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: Understanding names in Koine Greek

No. For most people it would be meaningless to talk about the ending as grammatical, and the idea of a noun without its ending wouldn't make much sense, I think. I don't know where the shortened forms of the names in English come from, but I'm guessing it comes from French, where the case endings of...
by Robert Emil Berge
April 17th, 2018, 3:34 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Word Telos
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: Translation of the Word Telos

You have connected it correctly for the first part of the sentence, but in the last part τέλει goes with τῇ ἑκάστου, so the end of each. The other two instances of "end" in the translation have to be understood from the context. You might be interested that the expression used about "the limit of ea...
by Robert Emil Berge
April 17th, 2018, 8:10 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Word Telos
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: Translation of the Word Telos

Look at this, I found by goolging: http://heml.mta.ca/lace/sidebysideview2/237562 In this edition there is a τῷ before καθόλου which makes it a little clearer. You have to understand τέλει with the article, which perhaps isn't too far fetched. For Barry's meaning of the end of the sentence, it would...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 11th, 2018, 7:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 4311

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

Interpretation is always subjective since there is no way of being certain where there is ambiguity, and there is always ambiguity. I often find that such technical terms can be useful for analysing how the language itself works, but that they become obstacles when trying to understand an actual tex...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 9th, 2018, 6:29 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: help with prayer text, please

It's probably supposed to be a crasis of καί + ἄν or καί + ἐν, but then it should have been written κἂν or κἀν, so the last option is most likely I guess, since then you just have an accent instead of a breathing mark, which is a likely error. But it seems very strange there, I think. I googled your...
by Robert Emil Berge
January 23rd, 2018, 6:00 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 2433

Re: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation

Reading it together with 1:16, which says one grace is exchanged for another (most of the translations says grace upon grace, which I can't really see), it seems clear that the law given by Moses is what is exchanged for the grace and truth of Christ. None of them are bad, since they are graces, but...
by Robert Emil Berge
January 22nd, 2018, 5:56 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: David Bentley Hart NT: 1 Peter 1:13
Replies: 1
Views: 813

Re: David Bentley Hart NT: 1 Peter 1:13

There is no explicit future sense in ἐπὶ τὴν φερομένην ὑμῖν χάριν. I would say "put all your hope towards the grace brought by...", but of course we can understand that this is a future event from the context. When translating there is always a choice about how much interpretation to do for the read...

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