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by Barry Hofstetter
October 15th, 2019, 8:41 am
Forum: Eleanor Dickey: Composition and Analysis of Greek Prose
Topic: [Dickey] Ch 0: Exercise B
Replies: 7
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Re: [Dickey] Ch 0: Exercise B

Hi! I am sort of working my way through Dickey's text behind y'all as a refresher course for myself and using your work as a helpful foil to my own where I'm wanting for an answer key. Glancing through this section, I thought it worth mentioning (for posterity if nothing else) that I think there is...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 14th, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 6773

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

RandallButh wrote:
October 14th, 2019, 8:18 am
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remember to look within the right cultural matrix.
Perhaps, but considering that the NT was written for people outside of the cultural matrix, one assumes that the Greek would be clear to someone with a general knowledge of the language and no access to Hebrew or Aramaic.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 14th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 6773

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

I've been thinking about this, and I'm not so sure. It's essentially an adverbial expression, and could still be taken either way. I'm not sure how "adverbial" helps since the verb is ἐστιν. Perhaps you mean it applies to something more abstract, such as the situation of being armed with the sword?...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 12th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 6773

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

Jonathan Robie wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 9:43 pm
Stephen Carlson wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 7:16 pm
Is the fact that Ἱκανόν is neuter helpful, i.e., that it does not mean "the two swords are enough"?
Good point.
I've been thinking about this, and I'm not so sure. It's essentially an adverbial expression, and could still be taken either way.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 11th, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: use of ἀλλά in James 2:8
Replies: 4
Views: 8263

Re: use of ἀλλά in James 2:8

I'm sorry, you're right, I didn't make the answer explicit. ἀλλά here is not negating a previous argument, but introducing the objection of the interlocutor.
by Barry Hofstetter
October 11th, 2019, 11:08 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: use of ἀλλά in James 2:8
Replies: 4
Views: 8263

Re: use of ἀλλά in James 2:8

Here is the actual section from Runge: Heckert describes ἀλλά as a “global marker of contrast,” one that “introduces a correction of the expectation created by the first conjunct; an incorrect expectation is cancelled and a proper expectation is put in its place.” If we take the traditional idea of ...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 9th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Athanasius Contra Gentes
Replies: 38
Views: 12039

Re: Athanasius Contra Gentes

I think you are doing this too woodenly. Don't look for parallels, try to understand the Greek as written. καυχήσονται γὰρ οὐχ ὡς λίθους καὶ ξύλα καὶ μορφὰς ἀνθρώπων καὶ ἀλόγων πτηνῶν τε καὶ ἑρπετῶν καὶ τετραπόδων ἁπλῶς... I think ὡς simply "as, and probably limiting ἀπλῶς. "For they boast, not as s...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 9th, 2019, 11:18 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 6773

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

Hi Jonathan, I did a quick search in Scaife and there are about 27 hits in various texts for this phrase. I have not vetted them for sense. But here is the URL https://scaife.perseus.org/search/?q=%22%E1%BC%B9%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%BD%CF%8C%CE%BD%20%E1%BC%90%CF%83%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BD%22&kind=form&format=ins...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 9th, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 6773

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

Isn't this where we tell people "Appeal to the Greek won't solve this issue?" :lol: Until you posted this, I never realized it was a thing. I've always taken it in the second sense, that two swords are "enough" because it's not that kind of fight. He would have said the same thing if there were no s...
by Barry Hofstetter
October 2nd, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5.3: Why is the article not translated in τῷ πνεύματι?
Replies: 1
Views: 3157

Re: Matthew 5.3: Why is the article not translated in τῷ πνεύματι?

First of all, please contact a moderator so we can change your screen name to match your real name, per B-Greek policy. Feel free also to introduce your self in the "Introductions" subforum. Whenever I notice something like this, I ask the question "What does everybody else know that I don't?" :lol:...

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