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by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 4th, 2012, 1:52 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Possible parentheses (1 John 1:1)
Replies: 31
Views: 5550

Re: Possible parentheses

Verse 2 is parenthetical. I don't know how περι του λογου της ζωης could be included in that parenthesis or form another parenthesis of its own.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 2nd, 2012, 11:10 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: I need help with Philippians 2:6-8
Replies: 73
Views: 9780

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

The standard NT Greek dictionary is Bauer . It's quite expensive but indispensable if you want to pursue a serious study of the Greek NT. For Hebrew I'd recommend Koehler & Baumgartner . Equally pricey, unfortunately. My own intuitive take on your verse is that the anarthrous occurrences of θεός str...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 2nd, 2012, 12:38 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: I need help with Philippians 2:6-8
Replies: 73
Views: 9780

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

Eduardo: First thing you need to do is burn Strong's. The original language material in the back of Strong's concordance is garbage. If you use the concordance itself, just rip out those pages and flush them. The use of the article in Greek is very complex and no little one-liner will ever do it jus...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 1st, 2012, 2:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Constructio ad Sensum in the prologue of John
Replies: 41
Views: 12758

Re: Constructio ad Sensum in the prologue of John

Professor Conrad:

Is it impossible to construe ἐρχόμενον as modifying ἄνθρωπον and understanding to the effect of "He/It was the true light, which enlightens every person as he [the enlightened person] enters the world"?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
June 27th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 5:28
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Matthew 5:28

I don't think there's anything in the grammar that would answer your question on the interpretation of the verse. I don't know that there'd be much difference if it had used a prepositional phrase with the noun as opposed to the infinitive of purpose. I'm afraid you and your young'uns will have to w...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
May 27th, 2012, 12:30 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: σαμαρειτης - Noun / Adjective
Replies: 26
Views: 8032

Re: σαμαρειτης - Noun / Adjective

David, I'm wondering why this makes such a difference to you. It's obvious what the word means in the context. Whether it's a noun or an adjective doesn't affect the sense. Who cares how a dictionary parses it?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 18th, 2012, 3:54 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Ammonius on Βούλομαι and θέλω
Replies: 4
Views: 1180

Re: Ammonius on Βούλομαι and θέλω

David Lim wrote:
Stephen Carlson wrote:I noticed you corrected "επυ" to "επι" but isn't "τὸ δ' ἐθέλειν" supposed to be "το δε θελειν"?
θέλω and εθέλω are by-forms of the same verb.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 14th, 2012, 1:06 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Romans 4:18 - παρ’ ἐλπίδα ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι
Replies: 9
Views: 1753

Re: Romans 4:18 - παρ’ ἐλπίδα ἐπ’ ἐλπίδι

I notice that most translations "seem to omit" παρα and render επι as "against". How come? I think you're misreading the translations. Good ol' KJV, for example, renders "Who against hope believed in hope" — 'against hope' being their treatment of παρ’ ἐλπίδα and 'in hope' their rendition of ἐπ’ ἐλ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 3rd, 2012, 11:59 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Word-Study Fallacies
Replies: 5
Views: 2688

Re: Word-Study Fallacies

David Lim wrote:So I cannot believe the suggestion that two different meanings of "διαθηκη" are used in Hebrews, unless we think that the author of Hebrews was just making an empty argument.
One man's empty argument is another man's midrash.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 27th, 2012, 7:18 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Hebrews 6:1 φερωμεθα
Replies: 18
Views: 3360

Re: Hebrews 6:1 φερωμεθα

Professor Conrad: I like your dynamic rendering. I think it largely captures the sense. One question: I note you take τελειότητα as referring to the consummation of the λόγον rather than to the spiritual maturity of the readers. Does the presence of the article with τελειότητα influence this choice?...

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