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by Barry Hofstetter
June 5th, 2011, 11:11 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 7193

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: 1369

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: 7193

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: 4451

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: 4451

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: 2788

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 ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 4th, 2011, 12:29 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 7193

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Yes, but if you go about it logically you can more easily facilitate that memorization. I am in the process of vocabulary acquisition myself. I have been working through a list a verbs that is ordered by frequency of use. I don't know anything about the book you mentioned, and couldn't find a previ...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 3rd, 2011, 6:10 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
Replies: 10
Views: 2788

Re: Mt 1:19 AUTHN objcet or subject

Have you considered the possibility that αὐτήν is the object of the aorist infinitive παραδειγματίσαι? According to BDAG, it seems that this verb is transitive and your reading does not have an (expressed) object. This is certainly correct, and this is how all the translation take it as well. Besid...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 3rd, 2011, 10:24 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Learning Greek Verbs
Replies: 12
Views: 7193

Re: Learning Greek Verbs

Is there any easy (or what is the least difficult) way of learning Greek verbs? I have "All the Greek Verbs" by Marinone which is useful but not for learning verb forms. I assume the reason there is no Greek equivalent of, say, Barron's "501 Latin Verbs", "501 Hebrew Verbs", etc. is because there a...
by Barry Hofstetter
June 2nd, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ΖΗΤΩ B-GREEK!
Replies: 2
Views: 5100

Re: ΖΗΤΩ B-GREEK!

I'm very glad that Carl will continue as a member of the advisory board and as a contributor. He continues to be my best sounding-board for B-Greek, and was extremely helpful in deciding how to structure the new forum. His deep knowledge of Greek and enthusiasm have always been one of the main thin...

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