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by Alex Hopkins
November 21st, 2011, 5:08 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: James 5:7 οὖν
Replies: 13
Views: 2395

Re: James 5:7 οὖν

Μακροθυμήσατε οὖν, ἀδελφοί, ἕως τῆς παρουσίας τοῦ κυρίου. I'm trying to understand what thought is continued with οὖν in James 5:7. Robertson suggests: Be patient therefore (μακροθυμησατε ουν). A direct corollary (ουν, therefore) from the coming judgment on the wicked rich (5:1-6). But that seems u...
by Alex Hopkins
November 20th, 2011, 7:54 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

Mark wrote, re cryptopoiesis, I invented the term about 20 hours ago. I'm hoping that Joan will make it famous. I did wonder! 8-) And Joan, who was too modest in her post to the introduction forum to mention her second book, is just the right person to achieve your goal. Personally, I appreciate the...
by Alex Hopkins
November 20th, 2011, 6:33 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

I agree with Eeli and Carl that Acts 26:1 is not a case of hiding the agent. But I continue to wonder if there are studies where the hiding of the agent in Greek is discussed, so that Joan might set this text against a broader context?

Alex Hopkins
Melbourne, Australia
by Alex Hopkins
November 20th, 2011, 4:36 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

Joan Holmes wrote asking about the use of the passive to hide the agent. Another article that might be worth checking out is The Our Father and 3rd Person Imperatives , by Mark A. Matson of Milligan College: But a central issue ... is the use of the passive to hide the agent – a common use of the pa...
by Alex Hopkins
November 19th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Nuance in the passive voice
Replies: 14
Views: 3330

Re: Nuance in the passive voice

I am presently writing a critique of P.B.Payne's recent Man and Woman, One in Christ . The author appears unaware of either aspect or possible nuance in the Greek verb, e.g. at Acts 26:1 epitrepetai. I am looking for a good source which discusses and/or defines nuance in the passive voice, specific...
by Alex Hopkins
November 19th, 2011, 9:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Joan Holmes
Replies: 1
Views: 1210

Re: Joan Holmes

Joan Holmes wrote, "My Hellenistic Greek teachers were Dr Alex Hopkins (privately) 1st yr ... "

What was that ... twenty-five years ago? It's great to see you on B-Greek, Joan. Welcome!

Alex Hopkins
Melbourne, Australia
by Alex Hopkins
November 12th, 2011, 9:33 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 13084

Re: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)

Randall: "I threw the future comment in because in Hebrew vayyiqtol and x-qatal are never used with maHar, nor in greek are epoiei or epoihsen used with ayrion." It's interesting. ἐποίει and ἐποίησεν cannot be used with αὔριον because αὔριον has a specific, inflexible meaning that is incompatible w...
by Alex Hopkins
November 10th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 13084

Re: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)

On waking up in Australia and looking at what's been posted on BGreek overnight, I see the discussion has moved on considerably. I'd like to go back for a moment to a comment of Carl's, I am not at all convinced that verbal aspect is a matter that beginners will really profit from an exploration of....
by Alex Hopkins
November 10th, 2011, 5:11 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 13084

Re: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)

David Lim wrote It seems to me that time is part of participles, relative to the main clause or viewpoint in focus, just as time is part of verbs in the indicative, relative to the viewpoint in focus. and has given an answer to my referring to Matthew 2:20b: πορεύου εἰς γῆν Ἰσραήλ τεθνήκασιν γὰρ οἱ ...
by Alex Hopkins
November 9th, 2011, 3:52 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
Replies: 44
Views: 13084

Re: verbal aspect

In response to David Sim, who wrote, It seems to me that time is part of participles, relative to the main clause or viewpoint in focus, just as time is part of verbs in the indicative, relative to the viewpoint in focus. and provided various examples, I would note that all of the examples that Davi...

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