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by Barry Hofstetter
March 19th, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?

MAubrey wrote:
March 18th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Just men?
Of course, considering that the masculine was the common gender, women are not excluded.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 18th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Acts 13:48
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Acts 13:48

The NKJV expresses a correct understanding of the Greek text. Essentially, the relative pronoun ὅσοι (as many as, whoever) governs the verb ἦσαν τεταγμένοι (were appointed). What you've heard, "As many as believed, had been appointed to eternal life" reverses the clauses, and is an impossible readin...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 17th, 2019, 1:53 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Hebrews 10:13 what is the effect of the subjunctive?
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: In Hebrews 10:13 what is the effect of the subjunctive?

β. w. the aor. subj. and, as the rule requires (s. AFuchs, D. Temporalsätze mit d. Konj. ‘bis’ u. ‘so lange als.’ 1902), ἄν (X., An. 5, 1, 11; SIG 966, 11; 1207, 10; PPetr II, 40a, 28; POxy 1124, 7; Gen 24:14; 49:10; Ex 33:22; Lev 22:4 and oft. LXX; TestAbr B 7 p. 112, 2 [Stone p. 72]; TestJob 21:2;...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 17th, 2019, 7:31 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In 1 Peter 3:22 is the subjugation complete or ongoing?
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: In 1 Peter 3:22 is the subjugation complete or ongoing?

Can you explain what you're really getting at? Your question appears to be asking whether an aorist is a present or an aorist. From what I understand, which is limited, an aorist doesn't always include a time element (which is why it is called "aorist") and aorist participles never include a time e...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 16th, 2019, 7:43 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Revelation 11:15 to whom does βασιλεύσει refer?
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: In Revelation 11:15 to whom does βασιλεύσει refer?

Bill, your questions seems to have little to do with Plummer's video, which is about the agreement of φωναὶ μεγάλαι (feminine) and λέγοντες (masculine). Otherwise, nobody has raised concerns about subjects and antecedents in this verse, which is quite straightforward and simple Greek otherwise.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 15th, 2019, 9:45 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Philippians 2:2 what does the second κατα imply?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: In Philippians 2:2 what does the second κατα imply?

A comma would simply indicate the reader's understanding of the text, so I'm not assuming punctuation, but meaning. I'm a bit too busy to compose a response at the moment, but maybe this will help (and I notice that he agrees with my understanding of the text, which means he's pretty smart :) ) : 2:...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 13th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8
Replies: 3
Views: 631

Re: Singular οἶδας in John 3:8

In the context of the discourse, the you singular refers specifically to Nicodemus. In the broader context of John's literary purpose, Nicodemus represents any inquirer, and so the statement has general application to everyone. I think that's clearly the case. So am I correct that the OP's concern ...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 13th, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Philippians 2:2 what does the second κατα imply?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: In Philippians 2:2 what does the second κατα imply?

It's Eph 2:2... The two prepositional phrases are coordinate, and not in apposition. By that I think you mean this: "The Philippians' behavior is according to τὸν αἰῶνα which coordinates with τὸν ἄρχοντα τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ ἀέρος τοῦ πνεύματος." So are τὸν αἰῶνα and τὸν ἄρχοντα different entities that...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 13th, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Philippians 2:2 what does the second κατα imply?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: In Philippians 2:2 what does the second κατα imply?

It's Eph 2:2...

The two prepositional phrases are coordinate, and not in apposition.
by Barry Hofstetter
March 11th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Is "asteios"
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Is "asteios"

... Stack exchange is largely a crap shoot. The individual's "criterion" for his belief that it derives from ἀστήρ simply shows that he is ignorant of linguistics. Actually, the cited text claims that asteios derives "from aster, which means "star", not from asteios which means "city" ". This sugge...