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by Stephen Carlson
September 29th, 2011, 10:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek: what motivates you?
Replies: 6
Views: 1847

Re: Greek: what motivates you?

Greek motivates me both as a means (the language itself) and an end (what is written in the language).
by Stephen Carlson
September 24th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: I John 5:18 ἀλλ’ ὁ γεννηθεὶς ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τηρεῖ αὐτόν
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: I John 5:18 ἀλλ’ ὁ γεννηθεὶς ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τηρεῖ αὐτόν

Οἴδαμεν ὅτι πᾶς ὁ γεγεννημένος ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ οὐχ ἁμαρτάνει, ἀλλ’ ὁ γεννηθεὶς ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τηρεῖ αὐτόν , καὶ ὁ πονηρὸς οὐχ ἅπτεται αὐτοῦ. Could ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ modify τηρεῖ, so the subject is ὁ γεννηθεὶς and ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τηρεῖ refers to the means by which the guarding is done? A clue to answering this quest...
by Stephen Carlson
September 23rd, 2011, 8:40 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 15:18 standing alone
Replies: 4
Views: 785

Re: Acts 15:18 standing alone

IIRC, verse numbering was invented by Robert Estienne in the 1550s in order to assist readers of his Greek-Latin New Testament match up the Greek with the Latin translation. The joke is that he indicated the verses by making a tick mark in his text during a carriage ride on the way to Paris and, eve...
by Stephen Carlson
September 23rd, 2011, 8:34 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: How many hours to teach Greek as a Living Language?
Replies: 1
Views: 963

Re: How many hours to teach Greek as a Living Language?

I wonder, from those who have taught Greek class in the traditional method, how many hours of class instruction do you have? 1,2,3,4,5 days a week? How many and how long? How much time does the student need to spend outside of classroom by the student doing schoolwork in preparation for the class? ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 21st, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: I John 5:18 ἀλλ’ ὁ γεννηθεὶς ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τηρεῖ αὐτόν
Replies: 12
Views: 1832

Re: I John 5:18 ἀλλ’ ὁ γεννηθεὶς ἐκ τοῦ θεοῦ τηρεῖ αὐτόν

Well, "possible" isn't really the right word; it's such a low standard to meet, so I can just say "Sure!" As for "viable" or "plausible," here's what I think of the enumerated options: (1) This option relies on a textual variant found in a small group of manuscripts (Harklean) that appears to have o...
by Stephen Carlson
September 21st, 2011, 8:14 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Statement or Question
Replies: 4
Views: 750

Re: Statement or Question

As far as I can tell, there is no apparent textual difference between statements and yes-or-no questions in Greek. (There is some evidence, in Aristotle IIRC, that there was an intonation difference, but that information is not indicated in our earliest manuscripts but some later MSS use a question ...
by Stephen Carlson
September 20th, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:36 Τί θέλετέ [με] ποιήσω ὑμῖν;
Replies: 34
Views: 25033

Re: Mark 10:36 Τί θέλετέ [με] ποιήσω ὑμῖν;

MAubrey wrote:I think the NA27 text is perfectly grammatical now.
For what it's worth, I've come to the same conclusion.
by Stephen Carlson
September 18th, 2011, 11:49 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: κλῆσις: Calling or Occupation?
Replies: 1
Views: 702

Re: κλῆσις: Calling or Occupation?

She has link to Ben Witherington's post which has a copy of a paper by Scott Bartchy on the issue. Bartchy examines the primary sources cited by BDAG for the sense "position, condition."
by Stephen Carlson
September 15th, 2011, 8:57 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: A god?
Replies: 42
Views: 10324

Re: A god?

I'd say it is about as "possible" as the view that President Kennedy proclaimed himself a jelly doughnut when he said Ich bin ein Berliner.
by Stephen Carlson
September 14th, 2011, 3:26 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Who is this guy?
Replies: 5
Views: 1017

Re: Who is this guy?

He says his name is Jason / Ἰάσων.

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