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by Barry Hofstetter
June 6th, 2011, 7:37 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Please critique my theory of
Replies: 17
Views: 2323

Re: Please critique my theory of

This, I believe, is fairly representative of how 2 Cor 5:21 is generally rendered: 2Co 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. For more samples, see: http://bible.cc/2_corinthians/5-21.htm My theory is that, rather than tak...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 6th, 2011, 12:22 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style
Replies: 12
Views: 2001

Re: Reading Greek beyond the basics: Saturation style

Here is my system. It is very similar to what has already been posted, but I actually put it together for studying the Apostolic Fathers collection. Using it for the NT would only require ignoring a few of the smaller steps. I think that there is lots of excellent advice and examples in this discus...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 6th, 2011, 11:58 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)
Replies: 19
Views: 2287

Re: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)

Also, in 1 John 1:5, why are "σκοτια" and "ουδεμια" separated so much if "ουκ" in front of the verb is simply "grammatically required" (although I agree that it is "grammatically required" but perhaps the alternatives have slightly different meaning)? [1 John 1:5] και εστιν αυτη η αγγελια ην ακηκοα...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 6th, 2011, 7:16 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2643

Re: John 14:30

I agree with the rule of thumb, but don't find εὑρήσει for ἔχει to be a trivial or inconseqential variance. Another variant appears in the previous phrase that seems to disagree with NA: Clarke: "The prince of this world - Τουτου, of this, is omitted by ABDEGHKLMS, Mt. BH, one hundred others; both ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 11:11 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 6003

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

By reading, I mean working through the text, making sure that you understand it. This may require looking up vocabulary items that you can't figure out from context, reviewing forms to make sure that are understanding them correctly, and so forth. But reading is precisely the skill you want to devel...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 10:34 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rom. 4:1 "What then will we say?"
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Rom. 4:1 "What then will we say?"

Here's the text: Rom. 4:1 Τί οὖν ἐροῦμεν εὑρηκέναι Ἀβραὰμ τὸν προπάτορα ἡμῶν κατὰ σάρκα; (SBL) The usual translation is something like "What then shall we say that Abraham, our forefather according to the flesh, has found?" NT Wright (along with Richard B. Hays and a few others) takes it to mean, "...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 10:09 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 6003

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Hi, I'm new here. What would you suggest reading? I'm 3/4 of the way through Black's beginner book. I also have the workbook but haven't used it much, as it's a little... much. I have a Greek NT. I'm not all that bright. Jeff Jeff, the formula is 90% perseverance 10% brightness, so that if you are ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 7:56 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2643

Re: John 14:30

Bill Ross said: I guess it wouldn't be unforgivable if we just said "Dunno!" ("I don't know")... It is obscure. The fact is that the text might just be corrupt. According to the NA apparatus, there only significant textual variant is the substitution εὑρήσει for ἔχει, which does nothing to change th...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 7:42 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 14:30
Replies: 24
Views: 2643

Re: John 14:30

Might EKEI be related to TOU KOSMOU? IE: "it (the world) has no hold on me." ? Folks, let's be careful that this discussion continues along the lines of a discussion on the Greek and not on hermeneutics. As to the precise meaning of the Greek phrase, I think that it is more a function of context, o...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 4th, 2011, 11:17 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
Replies: 10
Views: 1805

Re: Mt 1:19 AUTHN objcet or subject

There are two problems for me to solve. One is lexical one - the meaning of the verb PARADEIGMATISAI. The other is syntax (word order) in Greek, which I like to solve first, though the answer to the first question may have bearing on the other. As to PARADEIGMATIZW and DEIGMATIZW, are they same in ...