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by Barry Hofstetter
January 25th, 2019, 11:44 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

All I can say is that Greek and Latin prose composition helped me. Writing may be a different skill than speaking, but it still helps the student to process the language.
by Barry Hofstetter
January 25th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

BDAG notes the usage: ⑤ marker of direct and indirect questions (without particle following) ⓐ (not in earlier Gk., B-D-F §440, 3; Rob. 916) w. direct questions (Gen 17:17; 44:19; Am 3:3–6; 6:12; TestAbr A 15 p.96, 8 [Stone p. 40]; 18 p. 100, 13 [St. p. 48]): εἰ ἔξεστιν; is it permitted, may one? Mt...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 24th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Summer Biblical Language Intensive Courses
Replies: 1
Views: 161

Summer Biblical Language Intensive Courses

http://www.polisjerusalem.org/virginia If anyone else knows of similar opportunities (I know that CUNY used to offer summer intensives in both Greek and Latin), feel free to post them. Oh, and here's the link to CUNY: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/academics/centers/lginst.php?utm_source=Website&u...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 23rd, 2019, 1:05 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις

Since the Greek text uses the phrase συντέλειαν τὴν κατάλυσιν (where the two words are linked by the article τὴν), this seems to indicate that the two words are rendered as “culminate and end” in the translation, which may mean that the translator changed the order of the renderings of the word κατ...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 23rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 11
Views: 929

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

Sorry, I meant nuance in the description of the genitive in the pdf. So then the "plenary genitive" is just plain myth and the pdf is wrong? I was fine with the explanation but when I saw that I figured I'd better run it by y'all. I don't like believing something based on a dubious source. Quite. T...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 22nd, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις

In the interests of encouraging you actually to learn the language, I'm not going to answer your question directly, but I am going to note that the translator completely restructures the syntax into good English, and that obscures what's actually going on in the Greek. Note that your words of concer...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 21st, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "How do we know how Koine Greek was pronounced?"
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: "How do we know how Koine Greek was pronounced?"

I think it's quite nicely done. In a recent discussion on this, someone asked the question (and I'm paraphrasing, because I don't remember exactly when or where the discussion took place), "But how do we know which vowels to start with? How do I know that ι doesn't actually equal ει like the ei in w...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 18th, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Ask your questions here ...
Replies: 30
Views: 7426

Re: Ask your questions here ...

rakovsky wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 8:55 am
Yes, just notify a moderator, and we'll take care of it.
Thanks for replying! Can you please change my username to my real name, then?
(I tried to PM you, but my PM ability is not yet turned on.)
Sure, but I need to know your real name.
by Barry Hofstetter
January 18th, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Ask your questions here ...
Replies: 30
Views: 7426

Re: Ask your questions here ...

rakovsky wrote:
January 17th, 2019, 10:31 pm
Some forums (I think the Biblical Hebrew one) requires that each post be signed with one's real first name and real last name, or that this applies to their usernames. Is that true for this forum too? Should I make my username my real name?
Yes, just notify a moderator, and we'll take care of it.
by Barry Hofstetter
January 17th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: The Words Συντελεία and Τέλος in Mt 24
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: The Words Συντελεία and Τέλος in Mt 24

Bill, I think they are essential synonyms, although both the Greek and Latin translations are quite interesting. However: וְהִגְבִּ֥יר בְּרִ֛ית לָרַבִּ֖ים שָׁב֣וּעַ אֶחָ֑ד וַחֲצִ֨י הַשָּׁב֜וּעַ יַשְׁבִּ֣ית׀ זֶ֣בַח וּמִנְחָ֗ה וְעַ֨ל כְּנַ֤ף שִׁקּוּצִים֙ מְשֹׁמֵ֔ם וְעַד־כָּלָה֙ וְנֶ֣חֱרָצָ֔ה תִּתַּ֖ךְ...