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by MAubrey
February 22nd, 2019, 2:22 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 13006

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: 13006

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: 13006

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: 7860

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: 13006

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...
by MAubrey
February 15th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Infinitive in Ignatius to the Ephesians 3:2
Replies: 3
Views: 3030

Re: Infinitive in Ignatius to the Ephesians 3:2

Yes. Sounds like you've got it.
by MAubrey
February 13th, 2019, 4:45 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Patrologiae Graeca Logos software
Replies: 1
Views: 3415

Re: Patrologiae Graeca Logos software

It isn't released yet. Nobody has it.

Currently, Logos has the first 18 volumes actually in production and included in their base packages, but even those 18 haven't shipped yet.
by MAubrey
February 8th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 4190

Re: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

I don't think its fraught in any sense of technical difficulty. For the most part, I think the phonology of the period is extremely well established, though of course, there is so much that can and needs to be done a dialectology for not only Palestine, but also Asia Minor. I think the real challeng...
by MAubrey
February 8th, 2019, 3:26 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 4190

Re: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

Well, I like the Trajan data. That's lovely.

As for the practical question, I don't know. In theory yes, but the topic is so fraught that it generally feels like a lost cause to even try.

Randall has been working at it for decades and there hasn't been much change.
by MAubrey
January 23rd, 2019, 5:39 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 11
Views: 6002

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

I was just reviewing the genitive on this site: https://www.ntgreek.org/pdf/genitive_case.pdf It appears they suggest that there exists a "plenary genitive" that is both. Is this chart controversial/wrong or am I missing some naunce? It's uncontroversially wrong. :D Wallace, who came up with the "p...

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