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by WAnderson
March 15th, 2017, 4:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Clarification on "affected" and "unaffected" meanings
Replies: 5
Views: 1113

Clarification on "affected" and "unaffected" meanings

I've read several references and commentaries that make mention of a word's (usually a verb's) "unaffected" meaning, or its "affected" meaning. Could someone please explain these terms, just so I can be clear on what is meant. Thanks
by WAnderson
January 30th, 2017, 4:32 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Pronoun/antecedent question in Rev 13.5
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Pronoun/antecedent question in Rev 13.5

Thank you, seems I missed the forest for the trees. As difficult as Rev is to work through, I must say that all the various patterns within the text are absolutely fascinating, and if nothing else it teaches you how to look at the bigger (grammatical) picture. As an aside, I find it difficult to bel...
by WAnderson
January 30th, 2017, 2:12 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Pronoun/antecedent question in Rev 13.5
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Pronoun/antecedent question in Rev 13.5

Continuing with my Rev reading when time allows. While translating, a question occurred to me regarding Rev 13:5 καὶ ἐδόθη ἀὐτῷ στόμα λαλοῦν μεγάλα καὶ βλασφημίας͵ καὶ ἐδόθη ἀὐτῷ ἐξουσία ποιῆσαι μῆνας τεσσεράκοντα δύο The antecedent of the first instance of ἀὐτῷ is θηρίῳ (beast) back in vs 4. But my...
by WAnderson
November 21st, 2016, 4:02 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accute or Grave accent?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: Accute or Grave accent?

Thanks, Paul, you addressed the main question, which I didn't make very clear. My main question had more to do with style than grammar per se. Normally, in formal writing, if a source is quoted, it's quoted verbatim, including any odd punctuation and misspellings (noted by [sic] in brackets). So, th...
by WAnderson
November 19th, 2016, 10:48 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accute or Grave accent?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Re: Accute or Grave accent?

Thanks, I know it was a silly question. I learned about accents when I took Greek but the whole topic has become kind of a mish mash in my head, and I rarely write Greek, mainly just read it. There's a book available on accents (Carson?) that I should probably get.
by WAnderson
November 19th, 2016, 8:25 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accute or Grave accent?
Replies: 5
Views: 2207

Accute or Grave accent?

The question would apply to any word/text, though in this instance it's with regard to the word huion in Rev 12:5. If I'm writing out the entire verse ( kai eteken huion arsen etc.) then the accent over the omicron in huion is a grave ( ` ). But what if for my purposes I only want to refer to the wo...
by WAnderson
June 7th, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: What is a "Genitive of Location"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: What is a "Genitive of Location"?

Thank you, EK. Yes, as I think about it, it does sound like eisegesis, in this case overthinking something that is meant to be taken at face value in order to support a particular interpretation. So, what D. Mathewson is saying is simply that these stars are located in heaven--i.e. the stars we look...
by WAnderson
June 6th, 2016, 7:58 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: What is a "Genitive of Location"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

Re: What is a "Genitive of Location"?

Thank you. The reason I asked is because some commentators take the genitive "stars of heaven" in Rev. 12:4 as "possessive," meaning (according to them) that therefore the stars "belong" to heaven and so cannot symbolize, for example, believers. I understand this forum doesn't deal with interpretati...
by WAnderson
June 6th, 2016, 1:27 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: What is a "Genitive of Location"?
Replies: 14
Views: 2290

What is a "Genitive of Location"?

This description is used a lot by Dave Mathewson in his new Baylor Handbook on Revelation. For example, he describes "the stars of heaven " in Rev. 12:4a as a "Genitive of location." I understand what is meant, but I don't find that particular genitive category in the basic references I've consulted...
by WAnderson
February 10th, 2016, 3:19 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Question about contract verbs (first principal part)
Replies: 22
Views: 4630

Re: Question about contract verbs (first principal part)

Thanks. Is this the case with the "lexical" form of all, most, or just some contract verbs?

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