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by MAubrey
February 27th, 2019, 8:57 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 5:20 and the Granville Sharp Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 2618

Re: 1 John 5:20 and the Granville Sharp Rule

Based on the above citations, it seems to me that 1 John 5:20 is a valid GS construction. Am I overlooking something? IIRC, Wallace requires both noun to denote a person, but in 1 John 5:20 the second noun is ζωή "life." Since it's a predicating construction, ζωή would have a person has a referent.
by MAubrey
February 25th, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Acts 13:48 why the [effective] pluperfect?
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

Re: In Acts 13:48 why the [effective] pluperfect?

Acts 13:48 ἀκούοντα δὲ τὰ ἔθνη ἔχαιρον καὶ ἐδόξαζον τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ, καὶ ἐπίστευσαν ὅσοι ἦσαν τεταγμένοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον· From what I have read using a perfect links the effect to the event described. Is that what you mean, Mike, when using the word "persistent' or are you referring to somethin...
by MAubrey
February 25th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 21
Views: 6498

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

And it's on my already-too-long reading list too. :oops: I read it when it came out and remember liking it. It's Sydney Lamb's neuro-cognitive framework, so it's a bit different compared to typical Berkley cognling His appendix about the relationship between linguistics and biblical studies at the ...
by MAubrey
February 23rd, 2019, 7:09 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Acts 13:48 why the [effective] pluperfect?
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

Re: In Acts 13:48 why the [effective] pluperfect?

A better word than "continuous" in the context of the meaning of the prefect would be "persistent."

'Continuous' can unintentionally imply a degree of dynamic action that doesn't exist for the perfect.
by MAubrey
February 23rd, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 21
Views: 6498

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

Stephen Carlson wrote:
October 8th, 2018, 9:22 pm
Jonathan Robie wrote:
October 5th, 2018, 9:22 am
Is there a good cognitive-linguistic paper on Greek imperatives? Any pointers from the linguists? @MAubrey? @Stephen Carlson? @serunge?
(This ping feature didn't send me a notification.) I'm not aware of any.
*cough*
https://amzn.to/2Xlht8U
;)
by MAubrey
February 22nd, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 8771

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

Thank you for all of the citations above. However, it should be readily* apparent that they are NOT like the Semitic egeneto structures in the gospels or LXX. (NB very well: I did not include Acts on purpose. That alone is a story that needs telling or exposure. AKA point #2.) *All of the quotation...
by MAubrey
February 21st, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 8771

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

Let's skip point 1 since it was intended to point out the lack of existence and has a ready answer: it was not normally used in classical dialects. Instead a more fruitful line, even eye-opening, may develop if people try to answer point two. The assumption questioned in point two gets much too muc...
by MAubrey
February 20th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 8771

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

He then cites NT texts for ἐγένετο and Herodotus for συνέβη. Good quote showing a hilarious/classic example of circular reasoning: "If "A" is a standard structure in Greek outside the NT, we would prove this by quoting NT examples." To clarify: he at no point claims that ἐγένετο is classical, just ...
by MAubrey
February 20th, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Convert from Erasmian
Replies: 17
Views: 5000

Re: Convert from Erasmian

I was amazed recently to run across someone on youtube[1] reading Ancient Greek and I could more or less follow it. Converting to something from something will not solve that problem. Hyper-local dialects will continue to multiply exponentially. The evangelists for "authentic" whatever are selling ...
by MAubrey
February 17th, 2019, 6:28 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 8771

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

> But I am looking at this form, which Siebenthal considers good standard ancient Greek: ἐγένετο + Adverbial + καί (optional) + infinitive clause Still, Luke may well be using the more standard ancient Greek form to echo the LXX. two points: 1. Where are the examples of standard Greek? 2. I hear th...

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