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by Jonathan Robie
July 30th, 2018, 10:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4

As far as the historical present goes, I was under the impression that it's a common argument that it gives prominence to some feature of the text. I've been reading Rijksbaron's book, The Syntax and Semantics of the Verb, and he uses a similar argument about them. "Unlike the imperfect and aorist ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 29th, 2018, 7:32 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 942

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

On the substance of the proposal, what about an edited transcription of an ancient text like Vaticanus (B)? (I think Porter has suggested a similar solution). It would be open, as in long out-of-copyright. And it is a trusted text of the 4th century. Sure, historical critics might not be as enthuse...
by Jonathan Robie
July 29th, 2018, 7:30 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 942

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

The best way forward as I see it is support from granting agencies. Many of your examples, Dag Haug, Perseus, climate science, etc., all had government grant support. European grant agencies are beginning to insist that the results they fund be open. Unfortunately, this approach requires political ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 29th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 15
Views: 2043

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?

LEB has basically the same quirky problematic license as the SBLGNT which is assessed earlier in this thread. Including the restriction that you have to report your sales data to Logos. Yes. http://copenhagen-alliance.org/what-is-free.html A resource is freely licensed if the license permits free u...
by Jonathan Robie
July 29th, 2018, 7:10 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 299

Re: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4

in verse 4 Mark writes, " καὶ μὴ δυνάμενοι προσενέγκαι αὐτῷ διὰ τὸν ὄχλον ἀπεστέγασαν ...". My question is, how is the aorist infinitive following δυνάμενοι to be understood? Is this simply complementary? Yes. It describes what they were not able to do. The infinitive is a complement of δυνάμενοι. ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 5:29 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 942

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

First off, there's a third category - open scholarship. It is neither "hobbyist stuff" nor commercial. *** If we want to have open scholarship in our field, we need to free up these derivative works. That's really at the heart of the problem. Thanks for your considered and detailed response, too le...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 3:22 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 942

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

Is the text of OpenGNT basically the NA28 and therefore subject to the same licensing restrictions? OpenGNT is based on TANTT, which was produced from SBLGNT + diffs. I am not a lawyer, I suspect they might be regarded as derivative works of the SBLGNT, but the diffs are enough to reconstruct the o...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 2:22 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: 3Joh 4: AcP or Accusative of Reference - and another minor question on that verse.
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 3Joh 4: AcP or Accusative of Reference - and another minor question on that verse.

On the other hand, I have always read this as simply indirect statement. There are three ways to do this in Greek: a) ὅτι followed by a nominative subject and a finite verb, b) the accusative subject and the infinitive verb, and c) the accusative subject and supplementary participle. By far the mos...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 1:56 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: 3Joh 4: AcP or Accusative of Reference - and another minor question on that verse.
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: 3Joh 4: AcP or Accusative of Reference - and another minor question on that verse.

The use of ἵνα here is explained by Margaret Sim in her dissertation. A Relevance Theoretic approach to the particle ἵνα in Koine Greek Margaret Gavin Sim 2006. Which you can find here: A Relevance Theoretic approach to the particle ἵνα in Koine Greek Stirling, what part of this should we focus on?...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 1:35 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: We don't say "the" Jesus so why do we always say "the" Holy Spirit?
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: We don't say "the" Jesus so why do we always say "the" Holy Spirit?

This is more an artifact of English than of Greek. In English, we rarely use "the" with proper names, and it is very marked when we do so - "the Jonathan Michaels asked a question on B-Greek *". So "the Jesus" is pretty much out of the question. Similarly, a designation pretty much requires an artic...