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by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 7th, 2011, 2:13 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Tense
Replies: 9
Views: 1460

Re: Prepositions and Personal Pronouns

Are there any examples of a periphrastic present in the NT? I can't think of any.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 6th, 2011, 7:00 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek?
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: How to translate "My commandment is righteous." to Greek

Sounds like an old Machen made-up sentence I recall from my long-ago youth.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 6th, 2011, 6:58 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal 2:19 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι
Replies: 10
Views: 2109

Re: Gal 2:19 Χριστῷ συνεσταύρωμαι

Since they are talking about the same thing/event, we know that συνεσταύρωμαι is used in passive sense.
Not to venture too much into theology here, but you're assuming way more than what's in evidence in this assertion.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
August 3rd, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rom 8:7 - εχθρα εις θεον
Replies: 3
Views: 999

Re: Rom 8:7 - εχθρα εις θεον

Is it possible that the sense of εχθρα εις θεον is 'enmity towards God' but because of the meaning of the word εχθρα/enmity it's more natural to English it as 'enmity against God'?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 31st, 2011, 1:32 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Rom 16:19 - χαιρω το εφ υμιν
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Re: Rom 16:19 - χαιρω το εφ υμιν

Could το εφ υμιν refer to the news of their obedience reaching the wider Christian community and Paul is rejoicing with respect to the spread of that news and its potential effects?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 28th, 2011, 2:28 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Questions about Mark 2:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1347

Re: Questions about Mark 2:23

David: I'm not sure I see any real difference between sabbath singular and sabbath plural, even in the context you cited. One might propose that the singular form means the sabbath in concept or a particular sabbath and the plural denotes numerous sabbath days. But that wouldn't make sense in verse ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 20th, 2011, 11:41 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Heb. 2:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1252

Re: Heb. 2:17

I don't have the text of Clement in front of me (could you provide a citation?) but wouldn't the snippet you quoted mean 'we ought to give thanks to him in every respect' rather than 'we ought in every respect to give thanks to him' and thus correspond to the standard rendering of Hebrews 2:17 rathe...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 10th, 2011, 1:55 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mark 1:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2536

Re: Mark 1:27

Here, the present infinitive is relative to the main verb, the present tense showing that the action is contemporaneous with that of the main verb. Tense in the infinitive is relative to the main verb? I know that's true of participles, but infinitives? I've always been led to believe that 'tense' ...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
July 9th, 2011, 12:05 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Colossians 2:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1237

Re: Colossians 2:12

Wary of crossing the line from Greek to theology, I would understand τῆς πίστεως τῆς ἐνεργείας τοῦ θεοῦ as 'the faithfulness of God's working'.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
June 4th, 2011, 10:13 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How do I change my UserName?
Replies: 3
Views: 2817

How do I change my UserName?

Just now noticed the real name policy and need to change my username.

Would have sent a PM to administrator but cannot locate a PM button on any posts or in administrator's profile.

Please advise.

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