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by WAnderson
February 9th, 2016, 7:43 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Question about contract verbs (first principal part)
Replies: 22
Views: 5635

Question about contract verbs (first principal part)

I'm asking this question just to help clarify things in my mind ... Does the lexical form of a contract verb (e.g., τιμάω = "I honor" = 1st pers pres act indic) actually exist, or is it a theoretial form only? In other words, since the (contracted) 1st pers pres act indic of τιμάω = τιμῶ ("I honor")...
by WAnderson
July 27th, 2015, 9:42 pm
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Memorization & case order of nouns
Replies: 5
Views: 2220

Memorization & case order of nouns

Ok, a rather obscure question. I notice that most conjugation charts list the endings in a particular order: Nom Gen Dat Acc Voc Why is this? On first sight this makes more sense Nom Acc Dat Gen Voc because the first three correspond to the order in which we would normally analyze an English sentenc...
by WAnderson
May 3rd, 2015, 5:39 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Online Greek course
Replies: 0
Views: 1358

Online Greek course

I want to retake beginning Gr online. It's been many years since my last college Gr class and so far my self-efforts to resharpen my rusty skills have been too haphazard and inconsistent. I think it would be helpful to have a somewhat structured environment to keep me moving along, and also somethin...
by WAnderson
October 30th, 2014, 3:51 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Help with classifying prepositional phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Help with classifying prepositional phrase

Thanks for the clarification. Question ... is there a good basic book on prepositions you (or any others here) would recommend, not too advanced, just a good overview.
by WAnderson
October 29th, 2014, 4:25 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Help with classifying prepositional phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Help with classifying prepositional phrase

Thank you for the help. So as I was studying this out further, I can see the same phrase is used in a few other places as well. Everywhere else it seems to be translated as partitive except Rv. 17:11 (καὶ αὐτὸς ὄγδοός ἐστιν, καὶ ἐκ τῶν ἑπτά ἐστιν ), where it's translated different ways. NASB seems t...
by WAnderson
October 28th, 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Help with classifying prepositional phrase
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Help with classifying prepositional phrase

I’m wondering how to classify the prepositional phrase ek tōn hepta in Acts 21:8, Φιλίππου τοῦ εὐαγγελιστοῦ ὄντος ἐκ τῶν ἑπτά (“Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven ” NASB). It seems to me the best choices are: genitive of relationship, genitive of source, or partitive, but I'm not sure. ...
by WAnderson
December 18th, 2013, 2:49 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicative
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicativ

Thank you. So, would this be a correct way to view ὤφθη in verses 1 and 3? The aorist indicative indicates past time relative to the time of speaking, but it does not tell us when in the past it occurred. Nor does it necessarily indicate historical (objective) time, but here could just as well refer...
by WAnderson
December 17th, 2013, 11:01 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicative
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicativ

Thanks Stephen! Since the aorist ὤφθη also occurs in verse 1, it looks like both of the signs that were seen (vv. 1, 3) are to be understood within an aorist setting. At the risk of beating this little horse to death, and in order to help me wrap my mind around the aorist indicative, how then do the...
by WAnderson
December 17th, 2013, 7:02 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicative
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicativ

Thank you Wes, good point. I'm also wondering (not quite sure how to word what I mean here) whether ὤφθη itself in verse 3a places the events of verses 3-4a (ie, the second sign that was seen) within an "aorist indicative framework" (so to speak)--thereby indicating " past time with reference to the...
by WAnderson
December 17th, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicative
Replies: 11
Views: 2681

Re: Present Active Indicative versus Aorist Active Indicativ

Help me out here. Could both of these verbs in verse 4a (σύρει, drags; and ἔβαλεν, threw) be with respect to the aorist active indicative ὤφθη ("was seen") that occurs back in verse 3: καὶ ὤφθη ἄλλο σημεῖον ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ ("And was seen another sign in heaven")? In other words, does the aorist verb ὤφ...

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