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by Jonathan Robie
March 7th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Default display of topics
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Default display of topics

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by Jonathan Robie
March 7th, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Email subscriptions for specific forums
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Re: Email subscriptions for specific forums

Reminder: you can subscribe to specific forums or topics on B-Greek. See the first post in this thread.
by Jonathan Robie
March 7th, 2019, 9:12 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: B-Greek Forum: Also available as a mailing list
Replies: 3
Views: 3919

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Reminder: B-Greek is also available as a mailing list. See the first post in this thread for details.
by Jonathan Robie
March 7th, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Default display of topics
Replies: 4
Views: 739

Re: Default display of topics

You could bookmark the link for that kind of display.
by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2019, 7:36 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3400

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

@Jonathan Robie One more question before I wander off to ponder this a little more. What type of discourse function do you see the infinitive subjects playing ? I note your post originally was about this in particular. It often seems to introduce a setting and a new step in the action. I would gues...
by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2019, 9:14 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3400

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

To clarify: he at no point claims that ἐγένετο is classical, just that both it and συνέβη function as "unpersönlichen Verben." There is no circular reasoning. Right. He just doesn't say, one way or another, whether ἐγένετο is classical, and he does say that Luke's usage with an infinitive subject i...
by Jonathan Robie
February 21st, 2019, 9:13 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3400

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

I can't easily search the corpus (at least not as easily as I would like) but I never remember seeing ἐγένετο + inf. anywhere except in the LXX and the NT. One instead tends to see genitive absolutes, other types of participial constructions, or relative circumstantial clauses. I'm not saying that ...
by Jonathan Robie
February 18th, 2019, 6:26 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3400

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

He then cites NT texts for ἐγένετο and Herodotus for συνέβη. Good quote showing a hilarious/classic example of circular reasoning: "If "A" is a standard structure in Greek outside the NT, we would prove this by quoting NT examples." Can anyone easily search the classical corpus - especially the Hel...
by Jonathan Robie
February 16th, 2019, 10:37 am
Forum: Books
Topic: New Testament Greek Manuscripts, by Reuben Swanson
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: New Testament Greek Manuscripts, by Reuben Swanson

Transcriptions for manuscripts are becoming available from the German Bible Society and from Alan Bunning, my guess is that we will see more of this online and in PDFs, generated from data that is now much more widely available than it was when Swanson did his work. And that also has the advantage t...
by Jonathan Robie
February 15th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3400

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

At any rate, I think the place to look for discourse markers is generally on the left edge, and so I would consider καὶ ἐγένετο (Mark) or έγένετο δέ (Luke) to be a kind of discourse marker signaling a later unit in the narrative. Is the function of the infinitive subject distinct from the overall d...