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by Jonathan Robie
September 1st, 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The imperfect of Romans 9:3
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: The imperfect of Romans 9:3

"Nor does he describe the wish as ever actually formed; Henry Alford https://biblehub.com/commentaries/alford/romans/9.htm This hypothetical wish is impossible in light of Paul's theological argument found in Rom 9-11. Focusing on details like the imperfect will not lead you to a viable answer. Rat...
by Jonathan Robie
September 1st, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Legitimate word forms?
Replies: 28
Views: 1240

Re: Legitimate word forms?

RandallButh wrote:
September 1st, 2018, 4:01 am
Perspective of the wider language and the history of the language is needed to make good judgement calls.
I think that's why he is posting here. I like your responses.

It's an interesting question, isn't it?
by Jonathan Robie
August 28th, 2018, 6:15 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)
Replies: 39
Views: 5471

Re: syntax of disjunctive phrase (Matt. 5:36)

I just ran across this nice example in Acts 1:2:

ἄχρι ἧς ἡμέρας ἐντειλάμενος τοῖς ἀποστόλοις διὰ πνεύματος ἁγίου οὓς ἐξελέξατο ἀνελήμφθη

The constituent τοῖς ἀποστόλοις οὓς ἐξελέξατο is interrupted by διὰ πνεύματος ἁγίου. That is surrounded by ἐντειλάμενος ... ἀνελήμφθη.
by Jonathan Robie
August 27th, 2018, 10:59 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 38
Views: 2818

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

But suppose we go the other route and create a text. What would it take to get street cred so that it can be used in academic publications and translations? We can re-interpret my question "why wouldn't that work today" to mean "if it produced a work with credibility then, why wouldn't it work in s...
by Jonathan Robie
August 27th, 2018, 10:54 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 38
Views: 2818

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

Perseus has an open text, based on Westcott-Hort, but I don't see any consideration of it in the OP. Is this worthwhile to the open source folks? http://ctsstage.dh.uni-leipzig.de/collections/urn:cts:greekLit:tlg0031/ancient-greek-new-testament Are there reasons to prefer WH to Nestle 1904? I think...
by Jonathan Robie
August 27th, 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Similar work to Andrason and Locatell - Perfect Wave
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Similar work to Andrason and Locatell - Perfect Wave

Do you think that cognitive approaches will make the aspect debates we used to have obsolete? It feels like a lot of people I respect just aren't talking about these things that way anymore.
by Jonathan Robie
August 26th, 2018, 2:28 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Correct Translation of παρουσία
Replies: 26
Views: 5459

Re: Correct Translation of παρουσία

And now years later this is an attempt to exhume the dead horse . I wasn't trying to dig up that part, but there is good lexical discussion in this thread. I didn't want to have to repeat all that for Bernd. The notion that all one needs is a keyword into a lexicon to do lexical semantics is taken ...
by Jonathan Robie
August 25th, 2018, 8:33 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: The Word Συντελεία in a Commentary on the Book of Isaiah
Replies: 7
Views: 677

Re: The Word Συντελεία in a Commentary on the Book of Isaiah

I just started one thread and revived another two discuss your two central issues.
by Jonathan Robie
August 25th, 2018, 8:14 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Louw & Nida 67.66 - συντέλεια, τέλος
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Louw & Nida 67.66 - συντέλεια, τέλος

Similarly, to show that the word συντελεία does not only mean “conclusion” (as a long concluding period) but also has the simple meaning “end” in some contexts, it is helpful to consider contexts in ancient Greek writings where it is used interchangeably with the word τέλος. Louw & Nida 67.66 cover...
by Jonathan Robie
August 25th, 2018, 6:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Correct Translation of παρουσία
Replies: 26
Views: 5459

Re: Correct Translation of παρουσία

From another thread. I am gathering linguistic evidence which proves that the word παρουσία does not mean “presence” only but can also mean “coming” in certain contexts. Therefore, I am collecting instances from ancient Greek writings where the word is used in parallel with such words as ἔλευσις, ἔρ...