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by Barry Hofstetter
August 6th, 2011, 8:42 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matt 10:41-42 - εις ονομα
Replies: 6
Views: 861

Re: Matt 10:41-42 - εις ονομα

Jason Hare wrote: What is r/cs? Could you avoid using abbreviations unless you either define them or they are so common that we should all know them?
My guess is that r/cs = references.

But I could be wrong, as I occasionally am... :lol:
by Barry Hofstetter
July 28th, 2011, 8:03 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Differentiating fictive and biological kinship
Replies: 44
Views: 8429

Re: Differentiating fictive and biological kinship

I am interested in understanding whether or not any of these arguments are valid, and whether the methodology being used here is valid. The argument does not appear to follow standard conventions of translation, and I cannot find support for the claims made here in any standard lexicon or grammar g...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 25th, 2011, 7:12 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: εὐθέως in Mat 25,15f
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: εὐθέως in Mat 25,15f

In every usage in Matthew, εὐθέως precedes what it modifies. Indeed, but it's distribution across the clause looks like this when you go beyond Matthew. εὐθέως = % % ἡ λέπρα % ἀπῆλθεν ἀπʼ αὐτοῦ % At one point I went through the NT, Josephus, and Philo on this, but my notes are missing from my hard ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 25th, 2011, 7:07 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 23:54, 56
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Luke 23:54, 56

Would you please comment on Luke 23:54 and 56. In 54 we have the anarthrous SABBATON and in 56 we have the definite article which I presume is anaphoric. In other words "the Sabbath" in verse 56 is that Sabbath, the one mentioned without the article in verse 54. Would you concur? Thank you. It help...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 25th, 2011, 1:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: εὐθέως in Mat 25,15f
Replies: 9
Views: 1008

Re: εὐθέως in Mat 25,15f

In every usage in Matthew, εὐθέως precedes what it modifies.


&` Matt 4:20
&` Matt 4:22
&` Matt 8:3
&` Matt 13:5
&` Matt 14:22
&` Matt 14:31
&` Matt 20:34
&` Matt 21:2
&` Matt 24:29
&` Matt 25:15
&` Matt 26:49
&` Matt 26:74
&` Matt 27:48
by Barry Hofstetter
July 20th, 2011, 10:43 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bryan Kegley
Replies: 5
Views: 888

Re: Bryan Kegley

Hello everyone! I'm Bryan from out in the middle of nowhere in South Dakota (Yes, it is a state). I've been involved off and on again with Greek for the last three years. I took an informal beginning Greek class my junior year of my undergrad (we almost made it all the way through Mounce) and put G...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 17th, 2011, 9:58 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Parsing of ἐκδεδωκότα
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

Re: Parsing of ἐκδεδωκότα

Could someone parse this verb for me? I don't have my cheat sheet and I desperately need to know it's mood, tense, and so forth. I tried to plug it into Perseus but no-go (although I could get the root form ἐκδίδωμι). Thanks! Listen, if you're that desperate, you can send me a little fee through pa...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 14th, 2011, 9:39 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Syntax in Matt 6:21
Replies: 4
Views: 705

Re: Syntax in Matt 6:21

ὅπου γάρ ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρός σου, ἐκεῖ ἔσται καὶ ἡ καρδία σου. (Matt 6:21) I am looking at ὅπου ... ἐστιν ὁ θησαυρός σου. It is clearly an adverbial clause answering the "where?" question. The standard explanation, I suppose, would be that it is modifying εσται. But on second look.....it almost seems ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 13th, 2011, 11:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: What does this text mean? Romans 3:23
Replies: 13
Views: 2502

Re: What does this text mean? Romans 3:23

Hi ejii - first off, could you please send me your full name so we can change your user name to reflect it? Please see this policy: http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/test/forum/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=90 I think the right way to interpret this is as a middle, not a passive. Here's A.T. Robertson's ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 12th, 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: What Secular Greek texts do you give NT Greek students?
Replies: 22
Views: 8631

Re: What Secular Greek texts do you give NT Greek students?

In addition to Epictetus and Aurelius, I would include Lucian of Samasota (for the fun factor, if nothing else), Josephus, Aesop, and Plutarch. Yes, they all tend to have Atticizing tendencies, but a surprising amount of "Koine" slips in when they aren't being careful. What about Philo and the early...