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by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 9:05 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 21
Views: 959

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

Possibly another argument against the inceptive imperfect would be that when writers wanted to emphasize the beginning of the action, they had other more obvious ways to do so. Mark 2:23. καὶ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἤρξαντο ὁδὸν ποιεῖν τίλλοντες τοὺς στάχυας. ἤρξαντο plus an infinitive is a common phrase ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 942

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

What's wrong with the SBL Greek text? ETA: From your webpage: The SBLGNT was originally designed to enable open scholarship but has significant licensing issues of its own - the license does not even address noncommercial use or creation of derivative works, the official route for permissions and l...
by Jonathan Robie
July 27th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 21
Views: 959

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

OK. Having looked at the all the example, I'm satisfied that the so-called inceptive imperfect is not a category of its own (i.e. does not have a distinct sense), but a use case where the context resists a translation with the English past progressive. It's more of a quirk in the English aspectual ...
by Jonathan Robie
July 26th, 2018, 5:45 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 942

Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

How can we get a freely-licensed critical edition for the Greek New Testament that is accepted for scholarly work? Without that, we can't have open scholarship for the Greek New Testament. Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text The Bible is at the heart of digital biblical humanities, and...
by Jonathan Robie
July 26th, 2018, 11:55 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Perseus Scaife Viewer
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Perseus Scaife Viewer

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
July 26th, 2018, 11:49 am
No, I didn't see that, but I was right. It's something obvious that I was missing... :? :o
πάνυ γε.
by Jonathan Robie
July 26th, 2018, 11:42 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Perseus Scaife Viewer
Replies: 20
Views: 1288

Re: Perseus Scaife Viewer

With old Perseus, you can bring up English translations (if available) and do a create your own Loeb edition thing. I wanted to do that with a text of Plato but couldn't see how. Probably something obvious that I'm missing? Did you see the "add parallel version" control in the upper left-hand corne...
by Jonathan Robie
July 26th, 2018, 11:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Garrett Tyson intro
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Garrett Tyson intro

I'm a graduate of Bethel Seminary, where I learned just enough Greek for it to be almost useful. My story is a complicated one, but the end result is this: I drive for UPS, and I teach Sunday school and do occasional pulpit supply. Louis Sorenson is also a UPS driver and a very solid Greek geek. Ma...
by Jonathan Robie
July 25th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of an Excerpt From a Greek Text
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Translation of an Excerpt From a Greek Text

How about:
But Stephen, reasoning with them, says, "which one of the prophets who foretold the coming of Christ did your forefathers not kill?"
It doesn't try to preserve the Greek word order, but I think it conveys the sense.
by Jonathan Robie
July 25th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Jordan Peterson: cognative apporaches to perception
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Jordan Peterson: cognative apporaches to perception

I'm having a hard time seeing a connection to Greek here.
by Jonathan Robie
July 25th, 2018, 6:20 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 21
Views: 959

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

That's helpful, but I'm wondering if Einsetzen has a different nuance from Anfangspunkt or if they are meant synonymously. He's clearly trying to distinguish two things, and the "punkt" (point) part of Anfangspunkt (starting point) emphasizes a non-linear way of looking at it. In this context, I th...