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by cwconrad
March 21st, 2017, 6:15 am
Forum: Teaching Greek Composition
Topic: Aorist after κωλύω or after the negative?
Replies: 2
Views: 1892

Re: Aorist after κωλύω or after the negative?

In the phrasing Ἄφετε τὰ παιδία, καὶ μὴ κωλύετε αὐτὰ ἐλθεῖν πρός με· (Matthew 19:14), is the aorist used after the negative statement μὴ κωλύετε, because the κωλύειν itself takes the aorist, or for some other reason? Cf. Ἄφετε τὰ παιδία ἔρχεσθαι πρός με· μὴ κωλύετε αὐτά· (Mark 10:14). I think this ...
by cwconrad
March 18th, 2017, 8:44 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Phil.4:10 Why is ἠκαιρεῖσθε middle here?
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Phil.4:10 Why is ἠκαιρεῖσθε middle here?

Ἐχάρην δὲ ἐν κυρίῳ μεγάλως, ὅτι ἤδη ποτὲ ἀνεθάλετε τὸ ὑπὲρ ἐμοῦ φρονεῖν· ἐφ’ ᾧ καὶ ἐφρονεῖτε, ἠκαιρεῖσθε δέ. What explanation can be put forward to describe why ἠκαιρεῖσθε is in the middle voice here? [The antonym‎ εὐκαιρεῖν is used in the active voice, both absolutely ἐλεύσεται δὲ ὅταν εὐκαιρήσῃ. ...
by cwconrad
March 9th, 2017, 6:06 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:1-5 punctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: John 1:1-5 punctuation

Well, I guess I shouldn't have used that term (lectio difficilior) in this instance; what I intended to say was simply that the phrasing is as awkward and less than fully satisfactory no matter which of the alternative punctuations one chooses
by cwconrad
March 5th, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: John 1:1-5 punctuation
Replies: 8
Views: 1310

Re: John 1:1-5 punctuation

I'm not sure whether this question can be resolved without involving issues of theological implications and doctrinal history -- Metzger's note points to that; Raymond Brown's Community of the Beloved Disciple is speculative, but notably suggests three generations of growth of the gospel of John and...
by cwconrad
February 27th, 2017, 11:35 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back after many years
Replies: 2
Views: 800

Re: Back after many years

This is, I believe, the Ellen Adams from whom I last heard some time in November of 1999! There's been one heck of a lot of water under the bridge since those days; there are a few of us from that time who're still around, but not many. It's good to "see" you back here.
by cwconrad
February 16th, 2017, 9:59 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer
Replies: 9
Views: 1568

Re: past imperfect indicative of pascho, to suffer

When I posted my last response I had not seen Jonathan's answer and his reference to Decker, for which I am again grateful. I am quickly realizing that the simple rules I am absorbing from Black's "Learn to Read New Testament Greek" are guidelines rather than rules. The plot thickens and I am lovin...
by cwconrad
January 27th, 2017, 8:59 am
Forum: Teaching Greek Composition
Topic: Limitations on the use of recursive relative phrases.
Replies: 2
Views: 1406

Re: Limitations on the use of recursive relative phrases.

A syntactic structure like, "The man ate the fish, which he caught in the stream, which flows into the lake, which many people visit on weekends.", doesn't occur in Koine Greek in the way it does in English. That seems to be because of the variation in contextualising strategies between the languag...
by cwconrad
January 25th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Listing the Hellenistic Corpus
Replies: 7
Views: 2641

Re: Listing the Hellenistic Corpus

I was thinking that Stephen H had initiated this ahead, but I see it's Jonathan R. I'm one who has felt uncomfortable about using the GNT or even the Greek Bible in the fullest sense as a corpus for vocabulary and usage. I'm inclined to think that for Hellenistic vocabulary and usage one ought to de...
by cwconrad
January 18th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Blog Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 2023

Re: Comprehensive Koine Grammar (was "Blog Moving")

Congratulations, Mike, both on finally making the changeover and on your prudent deferment of hasty action on such a move. Σπεῦδε βραδεως, says the ancient wisdom, or festina lente. I'm one who'll follow you to your new hangout and check out your latest oracles. I'm a strong advocate of Ent-like be...
by cwconrad
January 17th, 2017, 6:02 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word Order: Y2 Hyperbaton in Matthew 1:20
Replies: 41
Views: 7989

Re: Word Order: Y2 Hyperbaton in Matthew 1:20

Well, to be perfectly honest, Mike, I'd have to call that a quibble... At this point, the pot is calling the kettle black. If you were to look up "quibble" in your dictionary, you might just find your own post cited as an example! We're talking about "I'm tempted to say ...", which I am more or les...