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by dougknighton
June 24th, 2017, 6:43 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 12:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1820

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: 695

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: 774

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: 774

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: 765

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: 765

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: 3583

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: 3583

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 ...
by dougknighton
May 7th, 2014, 7:11 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Is this coordinating? οὐδὲ in Romans 4.15
Replies: 20
Views: 3583

Re: Is this coordinating? οὐδὲ in Romans 4.15

Andrew, I was always taught that locative clauses are subordinate by nature/definition, supporting by distinct statement the main clause. So the adverbial connector in this case should not be taken be taken as a coordinating conjunction; coordinating conjunctions always indicate connections between ...
by dougknighton
October 11th, 2013, 5:53 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Greek according to Luke
Replies: 12
Views: 4812

Re: Greek according to Luke

LaSor's material (Handbook of New Testament Greek: An Inductive Approach Based on the Greek Text of Acts -- in 2 volumes) was published by Eerdmans in 1973. Copies are still available at various book-reseller sites. I did my first "year" of Greek in a class that worked through this text four hours a...