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by Stephen Carlson
February 8th, 2019, 10:09 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: 842

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

But for what its worth, I've been on board for this for nearly a decade now. I switched my pronunciation to a historical one back in 09'. Historical phonology is a monumental task, it's just unfortunate that convincing professors and adjuncts is an equally monumental one. I like the historical pron...
by Stephen Carlson
February 5th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

The Galatians are being foolish by finishing in the flesh what they've started in the spirit. In the letter, it is clear that they are getting (or trying to get) circumcised. I can't see how it's a positive statement, and I don't understand your proposed alternative, particularly what getting "perfe...
by Stephen Carlson
February 3rd, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Gal. 3:3b ... ἐναρξάμενοι Πνεύματι νῦν σαρκὶ ἐπιτελεῖσθε

Regardless of what Paul may say in other contexts, in the immediate context of Gal 3, the perfecting in the flesh refers to circumcision, and that is not so positive for Paul with regard to Gentiles.
by Stephen Carlson
January 31st, 2019, 5:47 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 2879

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I read these articles and can only conclude that there's no royal read to learning a language. While good pedagogical technique may ensure that the time with the language isn't wasted, learning a language still takes time, a lot of time. The severe time constraints in most seminaries make it all but...
by Stephen Carlson
January 31st, 2019, 5:41 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Greek text of Andreas on the Apocalypse
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Greek text of Andreas on the Apocalypse

This text looks like an epitome of or extracts from Andreas. There is a commentary on Revelation attributed to Oecumenius but the text is different.

I believe that Cramer is the editor of this text. You can probably find more information about it by looking up his edition.
by Stephen Carlson
January 25th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

This is actually a fascinating body of materials.
by Stephen Carlson
January 23rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις
Replies: 6
Views: 749

Re: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις

Since this is a Loeb edition, one should be aware that the editorial guidelines for the translators are to make the translations as readable as possible, without regard to maintaining the syntactic structures of the original. The thinking is, those who care about what the Greek text is actually doin...
by Stephen Carlson
January 23rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 11
Views: 1755

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Quite. The "plenary genitive" appears to be the "genitive of I can't make up my mind what kind of genitive this is..." :lol:
I thought that was the "aporetic genitive"!
by Stephen Carlson
January 21st, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 2 Cor 5:10
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: 2 Cor 5:10

If you image-search for "Corinth bema" you can see (what's left of) what the Corinthians would have visualized at the bema in question.
by Stephen Carlson
January 11th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Online Latin / Using Greek to Learn Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 1016

Re: Online Latin / Using Greek to Learn Latin

It wasn't too long ago that most people who learned Greek were already exposed to Latin. Now I guess we're seeing more of the other way round.