Search found 1409 matches

by Barry Hofstetter
April 25th, 2012, 5:28 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Can a pl verb (ἐθαύμαζον) take a sg subject (ὁ λαὸς)?
Replies: 11
Views: 2377

Re: Can a pl verb (ἐθαύμαζον) take a sg subject (ὁ λαὸς)?

Louis beat me to it, but yes, this is a common constructio ad sensum that we see throughout ancient Greek. [Luke 1] [21] "and the people was expecting Zechariah, and they were marveling when he delayed in the temple." Actually, the singular participle is not functioning as an adjective. "ην προσδοκω...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 21st, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 2 Timothy 3:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1107

Re: 2 Timothy 3:16

Thanks for the help. This information is not found in Mickelson's Strong dictionary, but I now found an LSJ module for "the Word", which includes the different forms of adjectives - exactly what I needed :D Just a pity it's not linked to the Strong numbers :cry: Brent, it doesn't need to be linked ...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 6th, 2012, 6:50 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Instantaneous Imperfect???
Replies: 25
Views: 7203

Re: The Instantaneous Imperfect???

I must admit, in the years that I've been reading the NT, it never occurred to me to create a new grammatical category to explain this usage. "He was saying..." I saw, and still see this, as a feature of Marcan style, and nothing all too remarkable about it. Part of it is the translationese we tend ...
by Barry Hofstetter
April 3rd, 2012, 12:10 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Online Course by Steven Runge of Logos
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Re: Online Course by Steven Runge of Logos

You bet, but I'm also sure the course will be excellent, in spite of that.
by Barry Hofstetter
April 2nd, 2012, 2:44 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Ancient Scholarship & Grammar: Bryn Mawr Review
Replies: 3
Views: 1166

Re: Ancient Scholarship & Grammar: Bryn Mawr Review

I sooooo want this book. But I am poor, poor I am. I wonder if they'd send me a review copy? :(
by Barry Hofstetter
April 2nd, 2012, 2:41 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Online Course by Steven Runge of Logos
Replies: 7
Views: 1518

Online Course by Steven Runge of Logos

On discourse study:

http://tinyurl.com/cu26qcz

No comment, except that I found this somewhat amusing, considering our frequent emphasis here:
If you’ve had a year of Greek and you’re comfortable working in an interlinear text, then you won’t want to miss it.
Yikes! :o
by Barry Hofstetter
March 17th, 2012, 8:02 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY C
Replies: 3
Views: 5151

Re: 8-WEEK INTENSIVE GREEK AND LATIN SUMMER SCHOOL, UNIVERSI

The City University of New York (CUNY) and the University of Arizona both have intensive summer programs that might be a bit more accessible to American students. http://classics.arizona.edu/summer_intensive_latin They do Greek as well! http://www.summer-classics.com/2012/02/cuny_latingreek.html Her...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 17th, 2012, 7:34 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Reading Other Greek
Replies: 5
Views: 3005

Reading Other Greek

I posted the following to my blog: http://my.opera.com/BarryHofstetter/blog/2012/03/11/why-reading-other-greek-is-important Many of our Bible schools and seminaries prepare students to read New Testament Greek, and this is all the Greek they ever will actually read. Now, besides the fact that many f...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 12th, 2012, 5:45 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek Composition
Replies: 12
Views: 6333

Re: Greek Composition

Like many, I did my Greek prose comp in graduate school. Our professor gave us English translations of various ancient texts, and had us retrovert them. Rarely were our translations outright wrong, bu they did differ widely, and usually reflected the Greek authors we had read the most...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 6th, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Why doesn't the "eo" contract in phobeouai?
Replies: 7
Views: 1330

Re: Why doesn't the "eo" contract in phobeouai?

Herodotus is a good place to find uncontracted forms. Ionic Greek, you know. But that's not Koine. :lol: