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by Stephen Carlson
August 3rd, 2011, 2:12 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Differentiating fictive and biological kinship
Replies: 44
Views: 8886

Re: Differentiating fictive and biological kinship

Let's look at the text of Gal 1:19 ἕτερον δὲ τῶν ἀποστόλων οὐκ εἶδον εἰ μὴ Ἰάκωβον τὸν ἀδελφὸν τοῦ κυρίου. Anyone else of the apostles, however, I did not see ... except James the brother the Lord. The function of the article before the ἀδελφὸν τοῦ κυρίου is to identify which James Paul was talking ...
by Stephen Carlson
August 3rd, 2011, 1:30 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically
Replies: 59
Views: 13456

Re: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically

Since so much weight is being put on this statement of Plato, can you provide it in a paragraph of context? It's from Cratylus 418c. Here's some context: {ΕΡΜ.} Ἀληθῆ λέγεις· ἀλλὰ δὴ τὸ “ζημιῶδες” τί ἂν εἴη; {ΣΩ.} Τί δ’ ἂν εἴη ποτὲ “ζημιῶδες”; θέασαι, ὦ Ἑρμόγενες, ὡς ἐγὼ ἀληθῆ λέγω λέγων ὅτι προστι...
by Stephen Carlson
August 1st, 2011, 1:36 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Why no contraction in ποιεω
Replies: 4
Views: 3611

Re: Why no contraction in ποιεω

My question is...why (according to the rules of contraction) doesn't the omega swallow the preceding epsilon? Actually, it does contract. The contracted form ποιῶ is indeed the standard form of the New Testament: Matt 21:24, 27, 26:18; Mark 11:29, 33; Luke 20:8; John 5:36, 6:38, 8:28, 29, 10:35, 37...
by Stephen Carlson
July 28th, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Classical Dictionaries: Past, Present and Future
Replies: 4
Views: 1509

Re: Classical Dictionaries: Past, Present and Future

Read this book today. I would especially recommend John A. L. Lee's essay in LSJ, showing the tortured revision history for the entry on αγαπητος as well as presenting his thoughts for what a lexicon of the future should look like.

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
July 20th, 2011, 2:39 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Heb. 2:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1005

Re: Heb. 2:17

The shorter variant (Tischendorf 8th ed. w/Diacritics): ὅθεν ὀφείλω κατά πᾶς ὁ ἀδελφός ὁμοιόω ἵνα ἐλεήμων γίνομαι καί πιστός ἀρχιερεύς ὁ πρός ὁ θεός εἰς ὁ ἱλάσκομαι ὁ ἁμαρτία ὁ λαός As it stands, this makes no sense whatsoever: (a) the first-person verb-forms don't really make sense; (b) the sequen...
by Stephen Carlson
July 20th, 2011, 7:38 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT
Replies: 24
Views: 7024

Re: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT

If I recall correctly, he states that Clement of Alexandria and some other patristics do not follow this rule. That's not exactly right. More accurately, there are a handful (24) of instances in the church fathers where the rule doesn't work. I don't want to get into a tomayto-tomahto issue, but I ...
by Stephen Carlson
July 19th, 2011, 9:43 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT
Replies: 24
Views: 7024

Re: Examples of the Granville Sharp rule outside the NT

Dan Wallace has written a monograph on this rule. I recommend getting a hold of his book first and checking it. It really is the place to go for more than you can imagine about this construction. If I recall correctly, he states that Clement of Alexandria and some other patristics do not follow this...
by Stephen Carlson
July 14th, 2011, 10:21 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matt 7:2 - relative pronouns
Replies: 7
Views: 1769

Re: Matt 7:2 - relative pronouns

I found one when reading today: [John 6:14] οι ουν ανθρωποι ιδοντες ο εποιησεν σημειον ο ιησους ελεγον οτι ουτος εστιν αληθως ο προφητης ο ερχομενος εις τον κοσμον "ο εποιησεν σημειον ο ιησους" would be an equivalent to "το σημειον ο εποιησεν ο ιησους" right? Yes, indeed, that's one of Funk's examp...
by Stephen Carlson
July 14th, 2011, 12:07 pm
Forum: Series on Isaiah
Topic: Isaiah Chapter 1
Replies: 27
Views: 7858

Re: Notes on 1:1

there is a tendency for indeclinable names to take the article in the dative and accusative cases and omit it in nominative and genitive cases. I wonder how this tendency compares to that for declinable names. I'm thinking particularly of the question whether κύριος functions as a personal name. My...
by Stephen Carlson
July 14th, 2011, 10:44 am
Forum: Series on Isaiah
Topic: Isaiah Chapter 1
Replies: 27
Views: 7858

Re: Notes on 1:1

If κατά can mean simply "concerning", without value judgement, what reason is there to read "against" here? Could it be understood in the same way as Τὰ κατ’ ἐμὲ πάντα in Colossians? κατά with the genitive means "against" and κατά with the accusative means "according to" ("concerning"?). Though Jer...