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by Jonathan Robie
November 12th, 2018, 10:47 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Collation format

Secondly, will there never be cases where it is ambiguous as to which "Slot ID" a particular word should be allocated to? Not in any significant way. With a fragmentary text, for example, you might have a fragment where the last visible word is και and there could be a variant there with “και blah ...
by Jonathan Robie
November 10th, 2018, 7:32 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Is κατ’ ὄνομα in 3 John 1:14/15 an idiom?
Replies: 5
Views: 268

Re: Is κατ’ ὄνομα in 3 John 1:14/15 an idiom?

I think this is the distributive sense of κατά - each one, one at a time. In context, greet each one individually.

It's like κατὰ πόλιν, which is used to mean "from one town to another". There's a really interesting example of this in 1 Cor 14:27: εἴτε γλώσσῃ τις λαλεῖ, κατὰ δύο ἢ τὸ πλεῖστον τρεῖς.
by Jonathan Robie
November 10th, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Collation format
Replies: 10
Views: 577

Re: Collation format

Hi Alan,

Yes, something like this is definitely needed, and there has been a lot of discussion of the need for something like this in the Copenhagen Alliance. Let's talk about the best way to discuss this at the Copenhagen Alliance event at SBL.
by Jonathan Robie
November 9th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε

So there's a partial parallelism and it's a bit awkward in English. I think you understand what the Greek means, and questions of translations, where the various alternatives are more or less faithful to the sense, are more art than science, and in any case more of an English question than a Greek ...
by Jonathan Robie
November 9th, 2018, 8:26 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Re: 1 Tim 1:7 - μὴ... μήτε

For the construction μὴ ... μήτε ... μήτε, you can't translate literally to English. Looks like many translations choose one of these strategies: μὴ νοοῦντες μήτε ἃ λέγουσιν μήτε περὶ τίνων διαβεβαιοῦνται. neither ... nor : understanding neither what they are saying nor that about which they confide...
by Jonathan Robie
November 3rd, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων in Rom. 2:15
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων in Rom. 2:15

Rom. 2:15 οἵτινες ἐνδείκνυνται τὸ ἔργον τοῦ νόμου γραπτὸν ἐν ταῖς καρδίαις αὐτῶν, συμμαρτυρούσης αὐτῶν τῆς συνειδήσεως καὶ μεταξὺ ἀλλήλων τῶν λογισμῶν κατηγορούντων ἢ καὶ ἀπολογουμένων, What sense do you make of the underlined portion of this verse? I suspect it means their conflicting thoughts eit...
by Jonathan Robie
November 2nd, 2018, 6:44 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The meaning of εἰς in James 1:19
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: The meaning of εἰς in James 1:19

ταχὺς εἰς τὸ ἀκοῦσαι, βραδὺς εἰς τὸ λαλῆσαι, βραδὺς εἰς ὀργήν I would like to ask whether the meaning of εἰς in the above, well-known verse had to do with 1) relation or with 2) purpose. The second thing I would like to ask is if the use of εἰς here is typical for such phrases or if it is a Hebrais...
by Jonathan Robie
November 1st, 2018, 5:19 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Interpreting "ὑπερεντυγχάνει" and "ἐντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ" in Romans 8?
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Interpreting "ὑπερεντυγχάνει" and "ἐντυγχάνει ὑπὲρ" in Romans 8?

To me, ὑπερ-εντυγχάνω emphasizes that this is intercession on behalf of someone else. It is a rare word, used only once in the Greek New Testament and never used in the Septuagint. Why does the Spirit have to intercede on our behalf? Because we do not know how to do so ourselves: τὸ γὰρ τί προσευξώμ...
by Jonathan Robie
October 26th, 2018, 7:48 am
Forum: Policies
Topic: Policy: Let the moderators do the moderating
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Re: Policy: Let the moderators do the moderating

The moderators don't even follow their own policy. The policy becomes what the moderators say on any particular day of the week. Only the moderators are allowed to violate the topical focus guidelines that have been enforce since the 1990s. Literary criticism is off topic. Search the archives. Been...
by Jonathan Robie
October 25th, 2018, 9:00 pm
Forum: Policies
Topic: Policy: Let the moderators do the moderating
Replies: 2
Views: 327

Policy: Let the moderators do the moderating

Please let the moderators do the moderating. Please do not tell people what they are allowed to post on B-Greek unless you are a moderator. If policy needs to be clarified, please let us do that. Please be welcoming to newcomers. Please don't worry about what someone else might post until they actua...