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by Barry Hofstetter
June 28th, 2019, 8:15 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In John 17:26 what does "ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς" mean?
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: In John 17:26 what does "ᾖ κἀγὼ ἐν αὐτοῖς" mean?

I don't see how the Greek can answer your prior question. As the for the latter, the NIV translators apparently see ἐγώ as sufficiently emphatic in the context to justify the "myself" rendering. Other translations do not do so, e.g., ESV, NAS. I think it is sufficiently emphatic from context without...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 25th, 2019, 10:21 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Jonly Joihin - Thesis on δε

From the thesis, page 70 (pdf 82): From the survey of Classical and Koine Greek grammars and lexica, there are two opposing views of δέ due to the different approaches: traditional (historicalcomparative) and discourse linguistic grammar. The traditional grammars and lexica of both Classical and Ko...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 24th, 2019, 10:27 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Verbless clauses
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Verbless clauses

What is οὗ εἵνεκεν pointing to? There's an almost pictorial effect to this passage, like The cup poised over me (ready) And it poured (action) To... (cascade) To... To... A quotation from Isaiah 61:1-2, so it mimics to a certain extent the structure of the Hebrew. οὗ εἵνεκεν translates here the Heb...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 23rd, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Verbless clauses
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: Verbless clauses

First of all, terminology: elision is the omission of sounds from a word. Ellipsis is the omission of words due to understanding them from context. You can elide a sound; you can't ellipse a word, however, the verb of choice is "omit." Remember, never a verbless clause in English! :) Having said tha...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 23rd, 2019, 8:05 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Hebrews 4:15
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: Hebrews 4:15

In many cases, the perfect m/p participle is practically an adjective which describes a particular state or quality resulting from or characterized by the verbal action of the word. Tempted or tested, but the process is over.
by Barry Hofstetter
June 20th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Elision in Life

Thanx for this Barry. I think this is a genitive absolute, lit. ἔφην δʼ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων... "With those who carried (them) giving them willingly, I told the crowd that I received the letters..." If you mean by "with" that the letter carriers are p...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 19th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Elision in Life
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: Elision in Life

I think this is a genitive absolute, lit. ἔφην δʼ ἐγὼ πρὸς τὸ πλῆθος τὰ γράμματα λαβεῖν δόντων ἑκουσίως τῶν κομιζόντων... "With those who carried (them) giving them willingly, I told the crowd that I received the letters..." Or it could be a genitive of separation of sorts, "I told the crowd that I ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Right. I can't be bothered to use my hard copies of LSJ and Lampe and I was trying to read Contra Gentes w/o using a computer. That may be a lost cause. My study of On The Incarnation was done entirely on my Mac. Don't like to spend hours a day facing the glowing screen. But w/o access to hyperlink...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

it still bothers me to have all the arguments stacked in front waiting for a verb to show up Or having a relative pronoun that sends you back, and back to find its antecedent, like the οὗ in Ephesians 3:7. Does "μόνον οὐχὶ... καὶ" seem to you "not just... [but] also"? That was my first thought, but...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

Having recently completed a year long study of Athanasius De Incarnatione I spent a few days constructing a section by section (1.1 ... 47.4) diglot of Contra Gentes . My first pass at section 1 last week wasn't too bad. Something changed and now I am having difficulty with it. This morning the ver...