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- June 3rd, 2011, 6:33 pm
- Forum: What does this text mean?
- Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
- Replies: 10
- Views: 1805
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...
- June 3rd, 2011, 1:47 pm
- Forum: Seen on the Web
- Topic: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style
- Replies: 12
- Views: 1999
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...
...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...
- June 2nd, 2011, 1:00 pm
- Forum: Other
- Topic: The dwindling group of proficient ancient Greek readers
- Replies: 5
- Views: 3867
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...
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...
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 -- ...
- 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: 2178
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 ...
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...
- May 27th, 2011, 9:39 am
- Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
- Topic: B-Greek Archives
- Replies: 3
- Views: 5264
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.