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by RandallButh
January 24th, 2018, 6:37 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 14
Views: 644

Re: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?

I would like to add a perspective that partially supports what Peter and the Tyndale House GNT is doing. The whole enclitic and accent system has been artificially regularized and imposed on our written NT. For example, the genitives αὐτοῦ αὐτῆς αὐτοῦ are required to have an accent in the regularize...
by RandallButh
January 24th, 2018, 5:42 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation
Replies: 11
Views: 437

Re: John 1:17 HUGE possible difference in interpretation

This verse illustrates the differences between lexemes, syntax, and what might be termed 'Relevance Theory'. First, let's clear away a misinterpretation or two. δέ, if it occurred, would not signal "contrast." δέ connects a following clause/communication and adds a signal of (+change). The reader mu...
by RandallButh
January 9th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

I am underwhelmed when it comes to Holmstedt's judgement on things syntactical in Hebrew.
He gets a lot of basic stuff wrong/backwards, e.g., he thinks default word order is SVX, primarily aspectual, no ve-qatal modal/future/imperfective structure. That's just not how Hebrew works.
by RandallButh
January 9th, 2018, 5:45 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

Hebrew poetry employs numerous varieties parallelism. Computational analysis of parallelism would appear to be even more difficult than stress patterns. However, Parallelism can be analyzed without hearing the language. Just a heads-up: Parallelism does not form or define Hebrew poetry but it is a ...
by RandallButh
January 8th, 2018, 4:51 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Jeremiah 50(27): 17-20 poetry or prose?

That is a good question, Stirling. Certainly, the lines do not scan as Greek poetry short= ∪ long = − Πρόβατον πλανώμενον Ισραηλ, · ∪ ∪ ∪ , − −, ∪ ∪ −, ∪ −, λέοντες ἐξῶσαν αὐτόν· ∪ −, ∪ −, − ∪, − ∪ On the other hand, someone bi-lingual and accustomed to reading Hebrew poetry can feel similar rhythms...
by RandallButh
December 27th, 2017, 9:08 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Morphology Paradigms
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Morphology Paradigms

Perhaps a different way of approaching what I think Peter was saying is - when do we agree with what grammars (and lexicons and commentaries) have always told us? What methodology do we have to validate or invalidate their assertions? (cf. John Lee's article that was shared here recently on lexicon...
by RandallButh
December 26th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Verb position in Jeremiah 26:18 "Septuagint"
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Verb position in Jeremiah 26:18 "Septuagint"

I would say that "like Tabor... and like Karmel..." has been fronted in a verb-initial language system. As mentioned, in this poetic context, it is as a Focus Constituent rather than as a Contextualizing Constituent. It makes for fast easy reading and easy recognition of the author's signals to help...
by RandallButh
December 26th, 2017, 3:37 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Verb position in Jeremiah 26:18 "Septuagint"
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Verb position in Jeremiah 26:18 "Septuagint"

Why are you reading this as two predications, two clauses?

My analysis was based on reading the last six words as one clause.
by RandallButh
December 25th, 2017, 6:50 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Verb position in Jeremiah 26:18 "Septuagint"
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Verb position in Jeremiah 26:18 "Septuagint"

Stirling, The last two half-lines are a 3x3 meter, the syntax is rather simple having only two clause constituents: Focus (for like T. in mountains and K by sea) + Verb (he will come). However, because of the poetic pause between the two half-lines, one may treat this practically as two pre-verbal c...
by RandallButh
December 16th, 2017, 6:50 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 346

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Shirley, it's not a modern re-write but following the Byzantine text rather than the Alexandrian text. N-A, of course, promulgates the Alexandrian text-type. Maurice Robinson, IIRC, thinks that the Alexandrian text type may have been an ancient scholarly edition to serve as the base for the Coptic t...