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by Barry Hofstetter
March 5th, 2019, 2:57 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Ignatius to the Ephesians 18:1
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Ignatius to the Ephesians 18:1

Yes, I remember coming across this as well. The BDAG article directly addresses it: περίψημα, ατος, τό (Vi. Aesopi G 35 P.; from περιψάω= ‘wipe all around, wipe clean’) that which is removed by the process of cleansing, dirt, off-scouring (Jer 22:28 Sym.) πάντων περίψημα the off-scouring of all thin...
by Barry Hofstetter
March 1st, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My introduction
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: My introduction

Welcome to B-Greek, Harlan. How are you planning to proceed in your studies?
by Barry Hofstetter
March 1st, 2019, 1:35 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Seasoned Greek Prof potentially available for employment
Replies: 6
Views: 622

Re: Seasoned Greek Prof potentially available for employment

Hi, Randall, Nice to see your name again. Yours is a good question, of course. I did not learn Greek in the conversational or immersion mode, so, while I can write Greek passably well within the limits of NT vocabulary, I don't speak the language with any fluency at all, and it's not likely at this...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 28th, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Jude 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Jude 1

So, if I understand correctly, the two types of dative are possible, and grammar alone can't decide which one is to be preferred? Philip Maertens Algarve Portugal One thing that you encounter when you move from the quite literally textbook perfect Greek of beginning books is that real life authors ...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 26th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 32
Views: 2559

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

The problem is that we are not getting to point two. What evidence would support the claim that indefinite subjectless ἐγένετο clauses were being created by Luke to mimic LXX style? What evidence would counter such view points? This isn't so hard, but people will only understand if they think throu...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 25th, 2019, 7:00 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Convert from Erasmian
Replies: 17
Views: 1506

Re: Convert from Erasmian

Now, for some reason I'm quite flexible with pronunciation schemes for Ancient Greek, but the only valid pronunciation system for Latin is the Classical. Away with the Ecclesiastical. If it was good enough for Caesar, it's good enough for me! Nonsense. If it was good enough for Augustine, it's good...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 25th, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Convert from Erasmian
Replies: 17
Views: 1506

Re: Convert from Erasmian

Having a standard to start with is important. Restored pronunciation is fine, it has good historical linguistic backing, and is a nice place to start. Of course, everyone is going to sound a little bit different with it, just like learning any second language as an adult. A good solid Brit (as oppos...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 25th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Acts 13:48 - is there any merit to these readings?
Replies: 4
Views: 464

Re: Acts 13:48 - is there any merit to these readings?

In the context, Paul was approached by gentiles, begging that Paul would preach the gospel to them. He directed the to reconvened the following sabbath to hear the preaching. Arndt, W., Danker, F. W., Bauer, W., & Gingrich, F. W. (2000). A Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament and other early ...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 25th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Jude 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1028

Re: Jude 1

Dear all, Ἰούδας Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ δοῦλος, ἀδελφὸς δὲ Ἰακώβου, τοῖς ἐν θεῷ πατρὶ ἠγαπημένοις καὶ Ἰησοῦ Χριστῷ τετηρημένοις κλητοῖς· (NA 28) I've been struggling with the second part of this verse: does ἐν governs only θεῷ πατρὶ or also Ἰησοῦ Χριστῷ ? What kind of dative is Ἰησοῦ Χριστῷ? Is it a dative ...
by Barry Hofstetter
February 24th, 2019, 11:46 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Is "asteios"
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Is "asteios"

Is "asteios" derived from "aster" ("star") or from "astu" ("city")? What can we be sure of from the grammar? My helps all say it is from "astu" but since that is being challenged I wonder if the grammar can settle the question of etymology with some certainty? According to Beekes, ἀστεῖος is derive...