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by Barry Hofstetter
January 4th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 2 Corinthians 1:11 - Middle semantics?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: 2 Corinthians 1:11 - Middle semantics?

Thanks Barry, good to know that it isn't just me failing at something that should be simple. I am up to chapter five now and there have been a couple of items that caused me to pause for some time, this being one of them. Hebrews was a doddle compared to this. Can you clarify what you mean by an im...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 3rd, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 2 Corinthians 1:11 - Middle semantics?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: 2 Corinthians 1:11 - Middle semantics?

People always talk about Hebrews being the most difficult in the NT, but I also always found 2 Corinthians even more challenging, and you are struggling here with a sentence that is truly difficult. I've always read it a little differently from many of our translations, seeing χάρισμα as an accusati...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 3rd, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

- they don't do "exegesis" in the biblical studies sense at all. OK, now we are limiting our notion of exegesis . In other words your defining the term to prove what the term means, which is circular. I have been looking at commentary on extra-biblical texts for decades. Church Fathers are extra bi...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 3rd, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

- they don't do "exegesis" in the biblical studies sense at all. OK, now we are limiting our notion of exegesis . In other words your defining the term to prove what the term means, which is circular. I have been looking at commentary on extra-biblical texts for decades. Church Fathers are extra bi...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 2nd, 2019, 2:49 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

-- you don't see "exegesis" being done in any discipline except biblical studies. Burn all the commentaries. P. Tzamalikos is a philologist and a Greek, a philosophy professor at Thessaloniki Univ. who does exegesis[1]. [1]Panayiotis Tzamalikos An Ancient Commentary on the Book of Revelation ; See ...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 2nd, 2019, 1:06 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

One of my favorite quotes is from Daniel Streett, that exegesis is largely the attempt to control a language that one doesn't actually know. I find this to be largely true -- you don't see "exegesis" being done in any discipline except biblical studies. Mastery of the language would obviate the need...
by Barry Hofstetter
January 2nd, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 953

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

Welcome, Joel. We'll be glad to fill in the gaps left by Krashen... :)
by Barry Hofstetter
January 1st, 2019, 11:19 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Βιαστή
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Re: Βιαστή

Thanks for writing Stirling. I could not find this exact form in the Lampe that I consulted, but Stephanos did have it in the following entry: Theophilus Protosp. 3, 11, p. 843 Η μὲν γάρ ἐστιν αβιἀστος (αναπνοὴ), ή δὲ βιαστή. For on the one hand she/it is effortless? Powerless?, on the other forcef...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 30th, 2018, 9:29 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Max and Moritz
Replies: 4
Views: 559

Re: Max and Moritz

Yes, I see how a children's story which involves murder for playing a prank demonstrates good Christian values...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 27th, 2018, 12:38 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: ὄνομα and ὄνομά. What's the difference?
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: ὄνομα and ὄνομά. What's the difference?

1) These are not different forms of the word.

2) The syntax of this verse is every loose (as is often the case of the writer of Revelation). However, the final "my new name' is the direct object of the the main verb, "write" and not the preposition translated "of" or "from."