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by Jonathan Robie
May 20th, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?
Replies: 8
Views: 5792

Re: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

Stephen Carlson wrote:
May 20th, 2020, 12:24 am
Jonathan Robie wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
May 19th, 2020, 6:03 pm
Yeah but the American accent of Koine Greek, now that is positively barbaric!
You prefer the Australian accent of Koine Greek?
Actually yes: they get the omicron right. It’s still barbaric though.
To be fair, Ancient Greeks have always mangled American English.
by Jonathan Robie
May 20th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Subject and Predicate in 1 Cor 11:3 παντὸς ἀνδρὸς ἡ κεφαλὴ [ὁ] Χριστός ἐστιν
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: Subject and Predicate in 1 Cor 11:3 παντὸς ἀνδρὸς ἡ κεφαλὴ [ὁ] Χριστός ἐστιν

Well, the topic structure of the discourse for one. (See Wallace's implied questions.) There is also an interesting textual variant over whether Χριστός has the article, and it would be nice to know which one made more sense for Paul. This is guild-speak. The average NT student with seminary level ...
by Jonathan Robie
May 19th, 2020, 8:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?
Replies: 8
Views: 5792

Re: Might the Romans have spoken Greek with an "Italian accent"?

It's practically impossible for adult learners of a second language not to have an "accent." it's also a sure bet that there were regional differences in pronunciation. Yeah but the American accent of Koine Greek, now that is positively barbaric! You prefer the Australian accent of Koine Greek?
by Jonathan Robie
May 19th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of Phil. 3.16
Replies: 14
Views: 383

Re: Translation of Phil. 3.16

Peter Streitenberger wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 5:07 pm
I think everyone`s mind is set.
Probably. May be time to move on ...
by Jonathan Robie
May 16th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)

For the Hebrew, I think it is using this sense (taken from SDBH): הֶחֱזִיק חזק (ḥzq) 3 causative action whereby humans or deities cause humans and objects to be strong in a physical, political, or military sense. (73)Glosses: to strengthen; to give strength, to fortify; to repair; to let prevail Fo...
by Jonathan Robie
May 16th, 2020, 10:38 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: κατέχω ("repair") in LXX 2 Esdras 13:4-32 (Nehemiah 3)

For the Hebrew, I think it is using this sense (taken from SDBH): הֶחֱזִיק חזק (ḥzq) 3 causative action whereby humans or deities cause humans and objects to be strong in a physical, political, or military sense. (73)Glosses: to strengthen; to give strength, to fortify; to repair; to let prevail For...
by Jonathan Robie
May 14th, 2020, 4:23 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Acts 5:3, what is the function of σε?
Replies: 33
Views: 799

Re: In Acts 5:3, what is the function of σε?

Siebenthal is in German, but it is being translated, I hope the translation is good. The translation is finished. Here is the English version: https://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Greek-Grammar-Study-Testament/dp/1789975867 . According to the preface, it is basically a slightly-edited and slightly-expand...
by Jonathan Robie
May 14th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Pet 1:8 which verb does ἄρτι construe with?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: 1 Pet 1:8 which verb does ἄρτι construe with?

Have you considered the alternative interpretation of άγαλλιᾶσθε as a futural present, which was apparently popular in the past although not in the modern translations? According to this ἄρτι can be construed with the whole of μὴ ὁρῶντες πιστεύοντες, and in contrast with the ex hypothesi future tim...
by Jonathan Robie
May 14th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: In Acts 5:3, what is the function of σε?
Replies: 33
Views: 799

Re: In Acts 5:3, what is the function of σε?

I often find myself using the Cambridge Grammar of Classical Greek instead of Smyth these days. I often find myself using Siebenthal instead of A.T. Robertson these days. They are easier to read, with great examples. Siebenthal is in German, but it is being translated, I hope the translation is good...
by Jonathan Robie
May 13th, 2020, 2:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: In Acts 5:3, what is the function of σε?
Replies: 33
Views: 799

Re: In Acts 5:3, what is the function of σε?

Bill Ross wrote:
May 13th, 2020, 2:48 pm
As far as grammars go, I lost my entire library in a fire of sorts some years ago and now rely on the internet.
I think you will need a good grammar. Increasingly, I am using Kindle editions instead of or in addition to my paper books, which provide better insulation for the walls.

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