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by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 12th, 2012, 10:16 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 6:12 - odd genitive
Replies: 5
Views: 1246

Re: Luke 6:12 - odd genitive

Would you consider Mark 11:22 similar?

ο ιησους λεγει αυτοις εχετε πιστιν θεου
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 6th, 2012, 1:08 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: The Apostolic Creed
Replies: 9
Views: 3623

Re: The Apostolic Creed

Does the ἐπὶ in παθόντα ἐπὶ Ποντίου Πιλάτου mean something like 'at the hands of'?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 2nd, 2012, 7:22 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: επὶ [τῷ] παροργισμῷ Eph. 4:26
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: επὶ [τῳ] παροργισμῳ Eph. 4:26

Really? Yes, really. The article is but one factor in the meaning of any phrase, and there are so many motivations for it that attempting to base one's interpretation of a text on its presence or absence is ill-advised. 2) It's the use of the preposition with the dative that gives either the locati...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 2nd, 2012, 5:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: επὶ [τῷ] παροργισμῷ Eph. 4:26
Replies: 5
Views: 840

Re: επὶ [τῳ] παροργισμῳ Eph. 4:26

1) The presence or absence of an article rarely is decisive for the sense

2) How could 'anger' be a location? If it's 'locative' that would have to be figurative

3) The sense of the command is pretty transparent, so does it really matter which 'function of the dative' this is?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
December 17th, 2011, 1:43 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Middle Voice Categories
Replies: 3
Views: 2405

Re: Middle Voice Categories

cwconrad wrote:Allan's book as published by Brill is frightfully priced
Every book published by Brill is frightfully priced!
by timothy_p_mcmahon
December 17th, 2011, 1:41 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 17:3 ο θεος verses τον μονον αληθινον θεον
Replies: 9
Views: 1949

Re: John 17:3 ο θεος verses τον μονον αληθινον θεον

It's true that the Father is the only true God (τον μονον αληθινον θεον) or transliterated, " that only true God". First, transliteration refers to writing the phonetic equivalent of one language in the alphabet of another. The transliteration of τον μονον αληθινον θεον would be ton monon alhqinon ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
November 17th, 2011, 7:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 3.5
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: 1 Cor 3.5

The sense seems to be something like "ministers through whom you believed, to each of whom the Lord gave a ministry." Paul's Greek appears a bit elliptical here.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
October 15th, 2011, 10:58 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 1 Reigns 1:3 ἐξ ἡμερῶν εἰς ἡμέρας
Replies: 5
Views: 1609

Re: 1 Reigns 1:3 ἐξ ἡμερῶν εἰς ἡμέρας

From its use elsewhere (Exodus 13:10; Judges 11:40 & 21:19; 1 Samuel 2:19), it can be deduced that Hebrew מימים ימימה is an idiom meaning 'annual(ly)'. The LXX consistently renders it by ‏εξ ημερων εις ημερας or αφ ημερων εις ημερας‪,‬ apparently indicating that the translator‪(‬s‪)‬ didn‪'‬t compre...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
October 13th, 2011, 12:01 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Help with odd rendering in LXX (Prov. 3:12)
Replies: 3
Views: 1666

Re: Help with odd rendering in LXX (Prov. 3:12)

LXX Proverbs can sometimes be pretty loose... might it not be that the translator didn't understand the second colon (or that his manuscript was damaged) and he simply invented a parallelism for the first colon?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
September 26th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: meaning of γράφω
Replies: 1
Views: 627

meaning of γράφω

Is γράφω ever used to describe doodling, drawing, or making other unintelligible marks, or does it consistently describe writing intelligible words or figures?

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