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by cwconrad
January 16th, 2017, 5:24 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word Order: Y2 Hyperbaton in Matthew 1:20
Replies: 41
Views: 8136

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

It seems to me that they are worth heeding in this matter of recognizing the difference between guesswork and propositions that can be argued for or against. Then I can safely say that my "temptation" escapes these charges. Πνεῦμα ἅγιον as being lexicalized as a proper noun over the centuries is a ...
by cwconrad
January 16th, 2017, 8:08 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἀγαπᾶν and φιλεῖν in John 21:15-17
Replies: 3
Views: 1575

Re: ἀγαπᾶν and φιλεῖν in John 21:15-17

The interchange of two verbs for love, ἀγαπᾶν and φιλεῖν, in John 21:15-17 has generated on the one hand a rash of bad exegeses proposing semantic differences between the terms (e.g., different kinds of love) and on the other hand claims that they are synonymous. In a recent article in Novum Testam...
by cwconrad
January 16th, 2017, 7:53 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word Order: Y2 Hyperbaton in Matthew 1:20
Replies: 41
Views: 8136

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

I'm tempted to suggest it could be that Bezae is treating πνεύματός ἁγίου as a more closely lexicalized construction than the non-Bezae variant. I'm tempted too. I'm amused by the proposition of scholarly temptation! I confess that in years past I have been subject to temptations that might have be...
by cwconrad
January 16th, 2017, 6:28 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Word Order: Y2 Hyperbaton in Matthew 1:20
Replies: 41
Views: 8136

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

I'm tempted to suggest it could be that Bezae is treating πνεύματός ἁγίου as a more closely lexicalized construction than the non-Bezae variant. I'm tempted too. I'm amused by the proposition of scholarly temptation! I confess that in years past I have been subject to temptations that might have be...
by cwconrad
January 13th, 2017, 8:22 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Blog Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 2055

Re: 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.
by cwconrad
January 12th, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: First and second aorists
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: First and second aorists

There are a few verbs that generate two distinct aorist forms. The one that comes immediately to mind is ιστημι, which has aorists εστην and εστησα. But for the most part you're safe in your assumption. On the "stem changes for the 2nd aorist" – there are patterns but no slam dunk. It's actually th...
by cwconrad
December 15th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Jn.20:25 ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ... οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Jn.20:25 ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ... οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω

What logic or syntactic knowledge could / should be applied here to determine whether οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω is aorist subjunctive or future? ἐὰν μὴ ἴδω ἐν ταῖς χερσὶν αὐτοῦ τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὸν δάκτυλόν μου εἰς τὸν τύπον τῶν ἥλων, καὶ βάλω τὴν χεῖρά μου εἰς τὴν πλευρὰν αὐτοῦ, οὐ μὴ πιστεύσω. I...
by cwconrad
December 13th, 2016, 12:45 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Answer Key to Machen
Replies: 8
Views: 7110

Re: Answer Key to Machen

I'm always astounded that Machen's old clunker is still circulating. Those exercises were composed with something akin to the notion that Biblical Greek is a curious dialect of Elizabethan English.
by cwconrad
December 3rd, 2016, 9:22 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 8:12 ἵνα μὴ
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Luke 8:12 ἵνα μὴ

Thank you for your reply. Is it safe to say that ἵνα μὴ only negates a main verb? I cannot think of a time when I have heard/seen 'lest' where it did not link to a main verb. What I am not sure of is whether Greek works the same way. I am trying to determine what a good English equivalent for this ...
by cwconrad
December 1st, 2016, 2:04 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 8:12 ἵνα μὴ
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Luke 8:12 ἵνα μὴ

οἱ δὲ παρὰ τὴν ὁδόν εἰσιν οἱ ἀκούσαντες, εἶτα ἔρχεται ὁ διάβολος καὶ αἴρει τὸν λόγον ἀπὸ τῆς καρδίας αὐτῶν, ἵνα μὴ πιστεύσαντες σωθῶσιν. My question is this: does the phrase ἵνα μὴ act as a single unit meaning something like 'lest' or must μὴ be read with πιστεύσαντες and/or σωθῶσιν? I'd say that ἵ...

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