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by Stephen Carlson
February 28th, 2019, 4:01 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 5:20 and the Granville Sharp Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 988

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

Now that I've had the opportunity to consult Wallace's 2009 book on the Granville-Sharp construction, it turns out that he has an entire chapter on 1 John 5:20, which concludes as follows: In conclusion, 1 John 5:20 apparently contains a legitimate TSKS construction. This construction conforms both ...
by Stephen Carlson
February 27th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 5:20 and the Granville Sharp Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 988

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 Stephen Carlson
February 27th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 5:20 and the Granville Sharp Rule
Replies: 9
Views: 988

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

Rob Campanaro wrote:
February 27th, 2019, 3:50 pm
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."
by Stephen Carlson
February 25th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Convert from Erasmian
Replies: 17
Views: 2136

Re: Convert from Erasmian

Now, for some reason I'm quite flexible with pronunciation schemes for Ancient Greek, but the only valid pronunciation system for Latin is the Classical. Away with the Ecclesiastical. If it was good enough for Caesar, it's good enough for me! Nonsense. If it was good enough for Augustine, it's good...
by Stephen Carlson
February 25th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Jude 1
Replies: 10
Views: 1256

Re: Jude 1

I generally avoid using the word "govern" since it is completely meaningless to anyone who didn't study old fashion grammars. No point in perpetuating the use of archaic terminology. I don't think that "govern" is that archaic. Isn't Chomsky 2.0 called "Government and Binding"? It's also, I believe...
by Stephen Carlson
February 24th, 2019, 1:45 am
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Is "asteios"
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: Is "asteios"

Is "asteios" derived from "aster" ("star") or from "astu" ("city")? What can we be sure of from the grammar? My helps all say it is from "astu" but since that is being challenged I wonder if the grammar can settle the question of etymology with some certainty? According to Beekes, ἀστεῖος is derive...
by Stephen Carlson
February 24th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Imperatives and encouragement
Replies: 21
Views: 3357

Re: Imperatives and encouragement

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 ;) And it's on my already-too-long reading list too. :oops:
by Stephen Carlson
February 14th, 2019, 8:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: New Testament Greek Manuscripts, by Reuben Swanson
Replies: 7
Views: 1130

Re: New Testament Greek Manuscripts, by Reuben Swanson

João Luís wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 9:23 am
Is there any person willing to continuing the Swanson's Jobs?
There was a person willing to continue Swanson's work and he inherited all his materials (mainly microfilms), but there were so many intractable problems with the task that he abandoned it. As far as I am aware, there will be no more.
by Stephen Carlson
February 14th, 2019, 8:14 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3486

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

All of these can be rewritten to simpler form that says the same thing. Well, I think the entire of pragmatics is that they don't really say "the same thing." Am I right in guessing that it is a discourse function? It's not clear what 'it' is in your question. Is it what you're calling the "infinit...
by Stephen Carlson
February 14th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο
Replies: 34
Views: 3486

Re: Infinitive Subjects of ἐγένετο

Robert Emil Berge wrote:
February 14th, 2019, 4:27 pm
In most of these sentences I would consider the infinitive part of the direct object of γίγνομαι, not the subject.
(Complement, not direct object, right?) What, then, would be the subject? Is it impersonal?