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by Robert Emil Berge
April 22nd, 2017, 3:13 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Which kind of Accusative ὑπηκόους γινομένους
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: Which kind of Accusative ὑπηκόους γινομένους

It's a bit strange. I'm uncertain about this, but I'll give it a try anyway, and maybe someone who sees more clearly how the grammar works here can comment: I see other editions put a comma before ὑπηκόους, which I think makes more sense. Then it's either an accusative of respect (seeing that we are...
by Robert Emil Berge
April 5th, 2017, 4:36 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: the imperatives in Matt. 6:11 and Luke 11:3b
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: the imperatives in Matt. 6:11 and Luke 11:3b

I'm sure Fanning, Porter and Stagg have very intelligent readings, and make a lot out of the difference in aspect in these two formulations of the prayer, but I haven't read them. In the end, however, this is very simple Greek (except for the meaning of ἐπιούσιος). Matthew's version is a prayer for ...
by Robert Emil Berge
March 17th, 2017, 4:25 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Questions or Statements: 1 Corinthians 11:13-14
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: Questions or Statements: 1 Corinthians 11:13-14

Well, the context makes it not viable. Both are rhetorical questions, the first understood from κρίνατε, the other from ἡ φύσις αὐτὴ (that's what the editions I have found online say, without the ἤ as first word in 14, but with that there is no way it wouldn't be a question). If it had not been a rh...
by Robert Emil Berge
March 10th, 2017, 8:04 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Lexical forms
Replies: 4
Views: 1701

Re: Lexical forms

I'm sorry, but you seem to have forgotten to include the link. I'm trying to think of a good reason for using an aorist infinitive (often there are several), but I can't. A not so good reason would be that you then would see what type of aorist the verb has, but you would lose a lot of information w...
by Robert Emil Berge
March 1st, 2017, 9:35 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Where does the quotation begin?
Replies: 2
Views: 914

Re: Where does the quotation begin?

I'm not at all an expert on NT qoutes from the OT, but a google search showed me that this passage is very difficult and much discussed. See this page here fore exaples of discussions: http://biblehub.com/commentaries/james/4-5.htm When reading the passage myself, I tend to agree with you, that it g...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 21st, 2017, 8:21 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Is μεγασ a determiner?
Replies: 4
Views: 1031

Re: Is μεγασ a determiner?

Some adjectives can be used in the predicative position like this. Some of them get another meaning than when they are placed in an attributive position. Here is an example from Dickey's Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose: ἐν τῇ μέσῃ ὁδῷ = in the middle road, ἐν μέσῃ τῇ ὁδῷ = in the middle of t...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 19th, 2017, 9:55 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 9:20 - Who's doing what
Replies: 10
Views: 2161

Re: Mark 9:20 - Who's doing what

First, I find it interesting to find masculine participles with neutral nouns, but after googling I found that this isn't unusual, and it makes sense, since it makes the spirit into a "him" rather than an "it". As for who is doing the seeing here, I think it must be the spirit (but through the boy's...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 18th, 2017, 6:28 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me
Replies: 4
Views: 1282

Re: present ind mp looks like present imperfect to me

Starting from a set of categories and then trying to make the Greek language fit into those is probably not a good way to understand Greek better. Greek, as any other real language, is not a coherent system, and the terminology used to describe how it works will always be imprecise and a simplificat...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 16th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer

I am thankful for the pointer to the LSJ which will likely forestall other questions. Let me see if I understand your comment and the thinking that goes with it. If I have this correct, then I am satisfied and offer my heartfelt thanks. In passing then.... Yes, you've got it right, and I would like...
by Robert Emil Berge
February 15th, 2017, 1:41 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer
Replies: 9
Views: 2040

Re: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer

For very many common verbs, like πάσχω, there is no way to deduce the other principle parts from the 1st. person sg. act. ind. form listed first in the dictionary. LSJ is a good source then, since it lists the other forms as well, if they occur. It's not always easy to know which forms would be used...

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