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by cwconrad
June 3rd, 2011, 6:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
Replies: 10
Views: 1856

Re: Mt 1:19 AUTHN objcet or subject

Oun, have you ever worked all the way through a first-year Greek textbook? I ask because your questions have often given me the impression that you are working at understanding NT Greek texts with a parsing guide to tell you the grammatical forms and one or more translations and/or commentaries to h...
by cwconrad
June 3rd, 2011, 1:47 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style
Replies: 12
Views: 2059

Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style

John Hobbins maintains one of the most fascinating and provocative (in the best sense) "Biblioblogs"accessible on the web; it is called "Ancient Hebrew Poetry": http://ancienthebrewpoetry.typepad.com/ancient_hebrew_poetry/ . Although my Hebrew is inadequate to appreciate his analyses of specific Heb...
by cwconrad
June 2nd, 2011, 2:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Passive Imperative
Replies: 12
Views: 7037

Re: Passive Imperative

...However, you said that ALL the passive imperatives are middle. Perhaps my understanding of the middle is too narrow, but there are a few occurrences that still strike me as truly passive. I think that the second-person imperatives with "passive" forms all do involve voluntary submission to the p...
by cwconrad
June 2nd, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: The dwindling group of proficient ancient Greek readers
Replies: 5
Views: 4087

Re: The dwindling group of proficient ancient Greek readers

See Policies: "Policy: B-Greek does require Greek" where it is spelled out what we mean by "a working knowledge of Biblical Greek." I would think it involves being able to read with minimal help from grammars and lexica, without "decoding" texts and analyzing them into all their bits and pieces to k...
by cwconrad
June 2nd, 2011, 7:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ΖΗΤΩ B-GREEK!
Replies: 2
Views: 2188

ΖΗΤΩ B-GREEK!

If I may, I'd like to write a few heartfelt words to list-members on my own behalf. I am cautiously optimistic that B-Greek is on the verge of a renaissance. I'd like to think, moreover, that my diminished and altered role in the forum's administration will be one of many factors making such a renai...
by cwconrad
June 1st, 2011, 1:39 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Passive Imperative
Replies: 12
Views: 7037

Re: Passive Imperative

I'm looking for some direction on interpreting the Greek passive imperative, particularly in the NT. I have trouble conceiving of it as a true passive, in which Subject1 is acted upon by Subject2. And you are quite right. All these so-called "passive" imperatives are actually MIDDLE imperatives -- ...
by cwconrad
May 31st, 2011, 9:09 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: McMaster & B-Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 3514

Re: McMaster & B-Greek

"Barrius" scripsit:
Cum proprio in loco sit Latinam amamus... :D

N.E. "Barrius" Hofstetter
Si tibi placet, mihi quoque placet.
by cwconrad
May 31st, 2011, 4:44 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Justin Martyr, 1.1, and translating the aorist participle
Replies: 1
Views: 2205

Re: Justin Martyr, 1.1, and translating the aorist participl

Mike Baber: 1 Περιπατοῦντί μοι ἕωθεν ἐν τοῖς τοῦ ξυστοῦ περιπάτοις συναντήσας τις μετὰ καὶ ἄλλων· Φιλόσοφε, χαῖρε, ἔφη. καὶ ἅμα εἰπὼν τοῦτο ἐπιστραφεὶς συμπεριεπάτει μοι· συνεπέστρεφον δ' αὐτῷ καὶ οἱ φίλοι αὐτοῦ. κἀγὼ ἔμπαλιν προσαγορεύσας αὐτόν· Τί μάλιστα; ἔφην. My question involves aorist active ...
by cwconrad
May 31st, 2011, 10:27 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: McMaster & B-Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 3514

Re: McMaster & B-Greek

We have occasionally responded to questions about Latin, but there are two e-forums that are clearly appropriate venues for questions of that sort: -- B-Latin: Barry Hofstetter's forum created expressly for discussion of topics relating to the Vulgate, Old Latin MSS, Latin Fathers, and related matte...
by cwconrad
May 27th, 2011, 9:39 am
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: B-Greek Archives
Replies: 3
Views: 5478

Re: B-Greek Archives

The search options are indeed helpful. Nevertheless, I continue to think that a mechanism for producing a weekly digest of new posts would be helpful to many participants.