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by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 21st, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

I get the concept of the epexegetical infinitive. But I'm not seeing how the subject of γενέσθαι is not identical with the subject of ελαβον earlier in the verse, and τέκνα the predicate of the embedded sentence. I don't see how the accusative case of ἐξουσίαν has anything to do with τέκνα being acc...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 21st, 2018, 3:18 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

Robert Crowe wrote:
March 20th, 2018, 2:55 pm
No. τέκνα θεοῦ γενέσθαι qualifies ἐξουσίαν. Both τέκνα and γενέσθαι are in accusative agreement with ἐξουσίαν.
This is a different perspective than I've ever encountered. Can you elucidate?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 20th, 2018, 1:55 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 1:12 case of τέκνα
Replies: 9
Views: 3470

Re: John 1:12 case of τέκνα

Wouldn't the subject of the infinitive be them (with αὐτοῖς its antecedent) and τέκνα be the subject complement?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 18th, 2018, 12:11 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: The Negative particles: ου and μη
Replies: 1
Views: 1517

Re: The Negative particles: ου and μη

Since the referenced article is unavailable to non-subscribers, I don't know how the two examples in John 7 don't jibe with the author's thesis.

What's your specific concern about these examples?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
March 16th, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Relative pronoun
Replies: 1
Views: 1409

Re: Relative pronoun

The antecedent of ᾗ is ἡμέρα; ᾗ refers back to ἡμέρα. Since ἡμέρα denotes a period of time, I think it's safe to say that the action described by οἱ οὐρανοὶ ῥοιζηδὸν παρελεύσονται will occur during that time period.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 12th, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?
Replies: 13
Views: 4286

Re: How to Identify a Permissive/Causative Middle Voice Verb?

Generally, when people start talking like this, there is an underlying theological point they either want to justify or destroy. Barry has hit the nail on the head. It's possible that in a particular instance the middle voice carries the idea of the subject interacting with another agent in a way t...
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 10th, 2018, 3:32 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

Re: help with prayer text, please

Thanks so much for the helpful responses.

I had dismissed the possibility of crasis due to the absence of the breathing mark. The position still puzzles me, but overall it seems to make sense.
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 8th, 2018, 11:36 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: help with prayer text, please
Replies: 5
Views: 1782

help with prayer text, please

Am reading a Byzantine-era prayer sent to me recently and am stumped over a little word in the text:

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Couldn't find anything that made sense in BDAG or LSJ. Can anyone decode this for me?
by timothy_p_mcmahon
February 8th, 2018, 11:30 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Attaching Images
Replies: 1
Views: 3702

Re: Attaching Images

Thanks, Jonathan!
by timothy_p_mcmahon
January 24th, 2018, 1:58 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 2426

Re: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation

According to BDAG, και sometimes (albeit rarely), can carry a contrastive sense. So also, connecting what is unexpected or otherw. noteworthy with an attempt of some kind: but ζητεῖ κ. οὐχ εὑρίσκει but he does not find Mt 12:43. ἐπεθύμησαν ἰδεῖν κ. οὐχ εἶδαν but did not see (it) 13:17; cf. 26:60; Lk...

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