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by Robert Emil Berge
September 8th, 2016, 7:18 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 17:8,9 Who did what to whom?
Replies: 5
Views: 900

Re: Acts 17:8,9 Who did what to whom?

The subject of ἑτάραξαν is "the jealous, unbelieving Jews" I think, since the "company of wretched common people" must be part of the ὄχλος. "τὸν ὄχλον καὶ τοὺς πολιτάρχας ἀκούοντας ταῦτα" is simply the direct object with a participle, which is tricky to translate, but quite clear in Greek. "They up...
by Robert Emil Berge
August 24th, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Rev.2:1 κρατῶ with two elements following?
Replies: 7
Views: 1142

Re: Rev.2:1 κρατῶ with two elements following?

Perhaps I've used the wrong word. What is the name of the second element in, "He painted the wall ¹ blue ²." I assume it is an attribute. (FWIW, actually that's a dative in Greek - ἤλειψε τὸν τοῖχον κυανῷ.) What you have here is not an attribute but a predicative of the object, I think it is called...
by Robert Emil Berge
August 24th, 2016, 1:42 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: What is the difference between these infinitives?
Replies: 5
Views: 1046

Re: What is the difference between these infinitives?

The difference has to do with aspect. To put it simply (and therefore a bit inaccurately) the aorist infinitive is used to describe the actual happening of the action, while the perfect is used to describe the effect of it. How to translate this depends on the context. Often it is difficult to expre...

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