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by Barry Hofstetter
February 5th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deuteronomy 5:30
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Deuteronomy 5:30

All our current scripture are not the originals, they are products translation layers and copyist so my purpose is to somehow reconstruct the original intended text and to prove the possibility that the original composition was in a form of Doric Greek I use the doric words ἔρασ δε & οἴκα δε since ...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 4th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deuteronomy 5:30
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Deuteronomy 5:30

There is one other instance of ἀποστράφητε in Ruth 1:8 a translation of שבנה in the Latin it is fecistis Ruth 1:8 : ἀποστράφητε - שבנה No,Jerome renders עֲשִׂיתֶ֛ם with fēcistis. Remember also that there are other issues than simply translation, and that includes the text critical. There is no guar...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 3rd, 2019, 11:50 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deuteronomy 5:30
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Deuteronomy 5:30

I don't understand why the Septuagint would translate in such a way and ἀποστράφητε[שבנה] also mistranslated and since שובו follows לכם, it should be read as a single verb in the middle passive voice. שובולכם > ἀποστρέφεσθε אמרלהם > εἰρέοντο I am not sure if that is correct, since שובו can also tra...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 3rd, 2019, 12:59 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deuteronomy 5:30
Replies: 15
Views: 438

Re: Deuteronomy 5:30

I'm not sure exactly what your point is, but both βάδισον and εἰπόν are second person singular aorist imperatives, offering a rather literal translation of the qual imperatives לֵ֖ךְ אֱמֹ֣ר. Of course, εἰπόν is a bit funky in that it uses a first aorist ending on a second aorist stem, but that's not...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 2nd, 2019, 9:29 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: 2 Clement 10:3
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: 2 Clement 10:3

Actually, that's not so much of a problem. ἔστιν so used (and so accented) can mean "it is possible..." ⑦ to exist as possibility ἔστιν w. inf. foll. it is possible, one can (Περὶ ὕψους 6; Diog. L. 1, 110 ἔστιν εὑρεῖν=one can find; Just., A I, 59, 10 ἔστι ταῦτα ἀκοῦσαι καὶ μαθεῖν; D. 42, 3 ἰδεῖν al....
by Barry Hofstetter
February 1st, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1243

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

The severe time constraints in most seminaries make it all but impossible to properly learn a language with the little time they allocate to the Biblical languages. Actually, it is impossible to properly learn a biblical language or any languagge at a seminary. Full stop. There is insufficient time...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 28th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 9:15 ἐνώπιον ἐθνῶν τε καὶ βασιλέων υἱῶν τε Ἰσραήλ
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Acts 9:15 ἐνώπιον ἐθνῶν τε καὶ βασιλέων υἱῶν τε Ἰσραήλ

Thanks, Barry - I can now see how I misread this τε καί, which still messes me up sometimes. I obviously need to spend a little time mastering this construction (blush) ... So I should read it like this? ἐνώπιον τε ἐθνῶν καὶ βασιλέων τε υἱῶν Ἰσραήλ Can I just think of each word in τε καί individual...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 27th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 9:15 ἐνώπιον ἐθνῶν τε καὶ βασιλέων υἱῶν τε Ἰσραήλ
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Acts 9:15 ἐνώπιον ἐθνῶν τε καὶ βασιλέων υἱῶν τε Ἰσραήλ

Remember that in τε καί, the enclitic τε functions as the connector/coordinator for the preceding noun, lit. "both nations and kings. The addition τε functions as a simple connector, "and," so "both nations and kings and the sons of Israel." Now that sounds a bit odd in English since we don't really...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 25th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1243

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

All I can say is that Greek and Latin prose composition helped me. Writing may be a different skill than speaking, but it still helps the student to process the language.
by Barry Hofstetter
January 25th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

BDAG notes the usage: ⑤ marker of direct and indirect questions (without particle following) ⓐ (not in earlier Gk., B-D-F §440, 3; Rob. 916) w. direct questions (Gen 17:17; 44:19; Am 3:3–6; 6:12; TestAbr A 15 p.96, 8 [Stone p. 40]; 18 p. 100, 13 [St. p. 48]): εἰ ἔξεστιν; is it permitted, may one? Mt...