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by Jonathan Robie
January 25th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

BDAG notes the usage: ⑤ marker of direct and indirect questions (without particle following) ⓐ (not in earlier Gk., B-D-F §440, 3; Rob. 916) w. direct questions (Gen 17:17; 44:19; Am 3:3–6; 6:12; TestAbr A 15 p.96, 8 [Stone p. 40]; 18 p. 100, 13 [St. p. 48]): εἰ ἔξεστιν; is it permitted, may one? M...
by Jonathan Robie
January 24th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Saying, if this is a question?

I was talking with Paul-Nitz about the syntax of questions in Koine Greek and we discussed a form of question that I have not paid enough attention to: questions using Εἰ. The pattern involves a verb of expression and a question appearing as reported speech. Here are a bunch of examples. I have not ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 22nd, 2019, 8:35 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "How do we know how Koine Greek was pronounced?"
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: "How do we know how Koine Greek was pronounced?"

How did you produce that video? The hand looks like it was automated somehow. How hard is this kind of presentation to do?

In a longer video, I assume you would admit that there are some areas of ambiguity in what we know ;->
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2019, 10:52 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity

That's pretty far off of what we do here on B-Greek, which is mostly about the biblical Greek language and biblical Greek texts.
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2019, 3:04 pm
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Who is getting the captcha screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Who is getting the captcha screen?

I am getting re-routed to this screen when I sign in:
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At least one other participant has the same problem. How many people is this affecting?
by Jonathan Robie
January 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Intro - reading the 1st to mid-2nd c. writings on Christianity

Hi Hal, I assume you will be citing the Greek and asking questions about the Greek text? If so, then Church Fathers and Early Patristic Greek Texts is probably the right place. We don't discuss English translations on B-Greek. So this, for instance, would not be appropriate here: For example, in 4 E...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Actually, BDAG does have "utterance". He has "word" but, as I read it, in apposition to "utterance" so if I'm right about that than BDAG isn't really even offering "word" in the sense of lexeme/verbum. But it seems to me that the apposition kind of got lost. This is where the word "word" appears in...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. You haven't convinced me that you have a better grasp of this than Danker (of BDAG). I don't really understand the methodology you use for lexicography here. How are ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. Here's one possible guess: in an oral culture, if you say "word", people generally think of an oral word. In a culture where we grow up thinking so much about written...
by Jonathan Robie
January 17th, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Acts 11:17 what is the nuance if any of the aorist participle?
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Re: In Acts 11:17 what is the nuance if any of the aorist participle?

Acts 11:17 17 εἰ οὖν τὴν ἴσην δωρεὰν ἔδωκεν αὐτοῖς ὁ θεὸς ὡς καὶ ἡμῖν **πιστεύσασιν** ἐπὶ τὸν κύριον Ἰησοῦν Χριστόν, ⸀ἐγὼ τίς ἤμην δυνατὸς κωλῦσαι τὸν θεόν; Is it acting sort of like a pluperfect? Hmmm, more like a perfect, no? In Greek, the aorist often does have a force much like the perfect, esp...