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by Jason Hare
June 8th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)

χαῖρε, ὦ Δαυίδ. I see. Smyth seems very helpful; is there any place I can read it online (apart from Perseus which nearly froze my computer)? Can I confirm that it implies "lest anyone boast" is inaccurate and "so that no one might boast" is correct? (NKJV and KJV and NASB and ISV among others rende...
by Jason Hare
June 7th, 2011, 11:31 am
Forum: Other
Topic: "Unable to allocate memory for pool" error - fixed?
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

Re: "Unable to allocate memory for pool" error - fixed?

Cleared up again, by the way.
by Jason Hare
June 7th, 2011, 11:10 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Please critique my theory of
Replies: 17
Views: 2188

Re: Please critique my theory of

Regarding 2 Cor 11:7 Ἢ ἁμαρτίαν ἐποίησα ἐμαυτὸν ταπεινῶν ἵνα ὑμεῖς ὑψωθῆτε, ὅτι δωρεὰν τὸ τοῦ θεοῦ εὐαγγέλιον εὐηγγελισάμην ὑμῖν; This isn't the same as the above question. Here ἁμαρτίαν is the object of ἐποίησα (first-person) and ἐμαυτὸν is the object of ταπεινῶν. There are two different verbs with...
by Jason Hare
June 7th, 2011, 11:06 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Please critique my theory of
Replies: 17
Views: 2188

Re: Please critique my theory of

Do we normally find ἁμαρτία with a verb like ποιέω? Does ποιεῖν ἁμαρτίαν mean "to commit sin"? Since we have the verb ἁμαρτάνω, which of the two is more common? If Paul wanted to express the idea of the OP, would it not be better written as follows? ὁ μὴ γνοὺς ἁμαρτίαν ὑπὲρ ἡμῶν ἡμάρτησεν ἵνα... The...
by Jason Hare
June 7th, 2011, 10:51 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)

I meant "logical inversion" in mathematics or computer science, not that Greek is illogical (hmm maybe it is sometimes, like the neuter plural subject with a singular verb..) Actually I understand the sentence but I was wondering if there is a fixed way that negatives must be used so that the liter...
by Jason Hare
June 7th, 2011, 10:34 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)

However, on this whole idea of double negatives contained within the same clause, everyone is agreed that it serves as emphasis or confirmation of the negative. For example, Smyth, #2762: The negative of one clause is often repeated in the same or in another clause either for emphasis or because of...
by Jason Hare
June 7th, 2011, 1:15 am
Forum: Other
Topic: "Unable to allocate memory for pool" error - fixed?
Replies: 9
Views: 3508

Re: "Unable to allocate memory for pool" error - fixed?

It just came back. Ugh.
by Jason Hare
June 6th, 2011, 6:47 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)

David, From the beginning of the Euthyphro: Τί νεώτερον, ὦ Σώκρατες, γέγονεν, ὅτι σὺ τὰς ἐν Λυκείῳ καταλιπὼν διατριβὰς ἐνθάδε νῦν διατρίβεις περὶ τὴν τοῦ βασιλέως στοάν; What recent event has happened, O Socrates, that you, leaving your places of resort in Lyceum, do now spend your time here about t...
by Jason Hare
June 6th, 2011, 6:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rev 4.2 καθημένος - awkward construction?
Replies: 6
Views: 1119

Re: Rev 4.2 καθημένος - awkward construction?

refe wrote:I've heard it said that Revelation makes perfect sense unless you try to make it make perfect sense. ;) I think that goes for both the Greek and the book itself!
Strangely, the Revelation makes better sense in hyperliteral translation into Hebrew. ;) LOL

Jason
by Jason Hare
June 6th, 2011, 6:13 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)
Replies: 19
Views: 2219

Re: Double Negatives (was John 14:30)

Can I ask about Mark 15:5 and Mark 16:8 where there are something similar to "double negatives"? How do they fit into your analysis? In both, the two negatives come before the verb, but it still must be "logically inverted". Also, which of the following translations would be closest to the original...