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by dougknighton
June 25th, 2018, 2:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

Re: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6

Thanks to all for your helpful comments.
by dougknighton
June 23rd, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6
Replies: 4
Views: 2833

Genitive construction in 2 Corinthians 3:6

2 Corinthians 3:6 ὃς καὶ ἱκάνωσεν ἡμᾶς διακόνους καινῆς διαθήκης, οὐ γράμματος ἀλλὰ πνεύματος, τὸ γὰρ γράμμαἀποκτείνει, τὸ δὲ πνεῦμα ζωοποιεῖ. In this text is it appropriate to construe διακόνους to govern not only καινῆς διαθήκης but also γράμματος and πνεύματος, so that the relationship of διακόνο...
by dougknighton
June 24th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 12:40
Replies: 6
Views: 2231

Re: Matthew 12:40

Jeffrey's translation doesn't seem to take ὥσπερ into account. It seems as though every other place ὥσπερ and οὕτως occur together in comparative clauses, the authors highlight the similarities between the ideas in each clause. In Matthew see 13:40; 24:27, 37-38.
by dougknighton
March 1st, 2017, 3:54 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Where does the quotation begin?
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Where does the quotation begin?

James 4:5–6 ἢ δοκεῖτε ὅτι κενῶς ἡ γραφὴ λέγει. Πρὸς φθόνον ἐπιποθεῖ τὸ πνεῦμα ὃ κατῴκισεν ἐν ἡμῖν; μείζονα δὲ δίδωσιν χάριν. Διὸ λέγει Ὁ θεὸς ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσιν χάριν. Is there any particular reason why the sentence beginning with Πρὸς φθόνον must be considered the beginni...
by dougknighton
January 26th, 2017, 7:52 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Which verb does this phrase modify?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Re: Which verb does this phrase modify?

Thanks, Tony, for the reference to the earlier discussion. It was helpful ... I find searching for those on this forum difficult because we seem to need the exact spelling of a word--including accents. Wish we could search for text references, such as "James 1:21" But the search engine won't allow t...
by dougknighton
January 24th, 2017, 9:19 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Which verb does this phrase modify?
Replies: 3
Views: 967

Which verb does this phrase modify?

James 1:21 διὸ ἀποθέμενοι πᾶσαν ῥυπαρίαν καὶ περισσείαν κακίας ἐν πραΰτητι δέξασθε τὸν ἔμφυτον λόγον τὸν δυνάμενον σῶσαι τὰς ψυχὰς ὑμῶν. In all the English translations I've seen, the phrase ἐν πραΰτητι is usually associated with the following imperative (δέξασθε). However, the Nestle-Aland 27h edit...
by dougknighton
February 18th, 2016, 9:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Hebrews 10:24 Who is being stimulated?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Re: Hebrews 10:24 Who is being stimulated?

Thanks for your responses. ... My friend was arguing that this verse commands us to be “cattle prods” in the lives of others. But I find it difficult to be eager to get together (vs. 25a) with others if I know they all will be trying to think of ways to prod me to do better. Pretty intimidating. I s...
by dougknighton
February 15th, 2016, 9:42 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Hebrews 10:24 Who is being stimulated?
Replies: 4
Views: 912

Hebrews 10:24 Who is being stimulated?

Hebrews 10:24 καὶ κατανοῶμεν ἀλλήλους εἰς παροξυσμὸν ἀγάπης καὶ καλῶν ἔργων, I was discussing this text recently with a friend and we disagreed about how to construe it. We saw two possibilities: 1) The exhortation aims to move one person to think about how to stimulate someone else to change (the r...
by dougknighton
May 13th, 2014, 1:37 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Is this coordinating? οὐδὲ in Romans 4.15
Replies: 20
Views: 3876

Re: Is this coordinating? οὐδὲ in Romans 4.15

Andrew wrote: I think it is γάρ which is the coordinating conjunction and οὐδέ is an adverb. Andrew, you're correct in seeing GAR as a conjunction and OUDE as an adverb, but GAR is not a coordinating conjunction, in that it never introduces another independent main clause. In your example of Acts 4:...
by dougknighton
May 9th, 2014, 2:21 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Is this coordinating? οὐδὲ in Romans 4.15
Replies: 20
Views: 3876

Re: Is this coordinating? οὐδὲ in Romans 4.15

Andrew, I think I would heed Carl's warning about applying a permanent label to some specific use of a word. When OUDE is combined so as to yield the idea of "neither ... nor" it functions to coordinate two ideas; but when, as in this case, it introduces the main clause in relation to a subordinate ...

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