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by timothy_p_mcmahon
October 3rd, 2012, 11:57 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Hebrews 10:29
Replies: 1
Views: 614

Re: Hebrews 10:29

I believe the answer to your question is a matter of exegesis rather than syntax, although it seems most natural to take the subject of ἡγιάσθη as being identical to the subject of the main verb.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 15th, 2012, 1:58 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ANGELO of Rev 2:1
Replies: 29
Views: 7423

Re: ANGELO of Rev 2:1

I submit that the indirect object of GRAPSON in Rev 2:1 is simply the words... No, that's the direct object — what John writes. The indirect object (if that's even the appropriate term here) is the recipient of the writing, which, as David points out immediately above, is the αγγελω. The addressee ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 13th, 2012, 11:24 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: verbless conditional Gal. 3:18 what mood?
Replies: 13
Views: 3540

Re: verbless conditional Gal. 3:18 what mood?

Aren't most CTFs indicative?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 13th, 2012, 12:49 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: ANASTASIS in Acts 17:18
Replies: 4
Views: 7601

Re: ANASTASIS in Acts 17:18

A lot of Greek minor deities are personifications of abstract nouns (Dike, Cratus). It seems reasonable that Paul's interpreters might have taken τον ιησουν και την αναστασιν as two deities.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 26th, 2012, 11:48 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Ephesians 1:22…the feet as head over all things
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Ephesians 1:22…the feet as head over all things

What could it possibly mean that God gave Jesus to the assembly? The answer to that question strays more into theology than is appropriate for this board, but it seems that God giving Christ to the church is a readily comprehensible idea. It's also possible that Paul's thought is betraying its Hebr...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 24th, 2012, 12:04 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Ephesians 1:22…the feet as head over all things
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Ephesians 1:22…the feet as head over all things

αὐτὸν is masculine. ἐκκλησίᾳ is feminine. Same issue.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 23rd, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Ephesians 1:22…the feet as head over all things
Replies: 8
Views: 1155

Re: Ephesians 1:22…the feet as head over all things

αὐτὸν is singular. πόδας is plural. Your idea fails a simple test of grammatical concord.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 11th, 2012, 12:32 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 13.18 antecedent question
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Rev 13.18 antecedent question

David Lim wrote:"αριθμος ανθρωπου" is without the article, so "ο αριθμος αυτου" must be the subject of "εστιν".
Why does the absence of the article render αριθμος in the phrase αριθμος ανθρωπου ineligible to be the subject of εστιν?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 9th, 2012, 7:12 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: I need help with Philippians 2:6-8
Replies: 73
Views: 9779

Re: I need help with Philippians 2:6-8

I think the rendering of δοῦλος in English touches upon cross-cultural issues in translation. For Americans, at least, the word 'slave' conjures up the imagery of the racially-based chattel slavery that mars our history, an image that would not have inhered in the minds of NT authors and readers. Wh...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 4th, 2012, 8:53 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Possible parentheses (1 John 1:1)
Replies: 31
Views: 5550

Re: Possible parentheses (1 John 1:1)

John, Your approach doesn't make sense to me. It seems straightforward to me that John is recounting his previous experiences - visual, auditory and tactile - with Jesus (the word of life). When he gets to the phrase "word of life" that prompts him to go off on a tangent about that word of life (v.2...

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