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by RandallButh
February 18th, 2018, 3:47 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

Even if it is original with the LXX, once a Greek speaker uses it in a non-translation text, it becomes Greek. Loan constructions happen just like loan words do. Michael, that becomes emet and true if it is picked up by other authors and it actually enters the language or a dialect of the language ...
by RandallButh
February 18th, 2018, 3:40 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

The phrase in Mark 4 ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν is something of a toss-up. Literarily this is possibly from a shared source that goes back to the non-canonical Hebrew gospel. (Papias mentioned this gospel though conflated it with canonical Matthew.) If so, then it would be a Hebraism. However, it may al...
by RandallButh
February 17th, 2018, 12:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: ἐφοβήθησαν φόβον μέγαν

Mark and Luke use it in different contexts. Is this translation Greek, a Septuagintism, a Hebraism, semitism or just ordinary Koine? Cognate noun-verb pairs are found in classical Greek texts. Distinguishing all of the above is more a part of literary criticism and cannot be determined without mult...
by RandallButh
February 7th, 2018, 3:45 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ
Replies: 16
Views: 2006

Re: 1 Corinthians 12:4-5 δὲ vs καὶ

In principle when reading any language when running across two potential structures for a particular situation, always ask what "A" would mean and what "B" would mean, assuming both are referring to the same general situation. Learn to read within the framework of the language system itself. In othe...
by RandallButh
February 3rd, 2018, 12:27 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 3:2 Ῥαββί (רַבִּי) and διδάσκαλος
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: John 3:2 Ῥαββί (רַבִּי) and διδάσκαλος

Jonathan, You've asked a complicated question. The three articles in the volume Buth&Notley 2014, cited above, would be a good start depending on what you wanted to ask or see. One deals with the word EBRAISTI and corrects many misconceptions and mis-quotes. It's an article that should never have be...
by RandallButh
February 3rd, 2018, 9:45 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: John 3:2 Ῥαββί (רַבִּי) and διδάσκαλος
Replies: 9
Views: 1200

Re: John 3:2 Ῥαββί (רַבִּי) and διδάσκαλος

If you agree with Fitzmeyer (BAR, October 92), that would probably be Aramaic, It is fair that you qualified the comment with "if". However, many people are unaware of the mistakes included Fitzmyer's methodology/data. For example, in his Luke commentary he claims that Luke's impersonal egeneto str...
by RandallButh
January 28th, 2018, 6:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: B-Greek members map
Replies: 16
Views: 3752

Re: B-Greek members map

Instructions are not clear enough.
by RandallButh
January 28th, 2018, 3:21 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Greek Language of the Early Christian Writings
Replies: 9
Views: 1366

Re: Greek Language of the Early Christian Writings

Are the Greek words in their writings used with exactly the same sense in which they are used in the Bible? Cowabunga. (Yes, it's Howdy Doody time.) Many questions can be simplified with a little thought experiment. For example, Are English words today used with the same meaning as GK Chesterton, M...
by RandallButh
January 24th, 2018, 3:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 14
Views: 1953

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

Yoel, thank you for the Ruigh link. Of course, Horrock's didn't fully follow Teodorsson even though citing many of his examples. I've seen some interesting syncopated poetry from the first century, almost Mungo Jerry. Meanwhile, my suggestions on Focus and βαρύτονος are not taken from medievalists b...
by RandallButh
January 24th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Matthew 5:23 in TGNT - say what?
Replies: 14
Views: 1953

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

Jonathan, We have Greek texts from the Judean Desert dated around 120-130 CE that show the basic Koine vowel system in place [ι/ει - η - ε/αι - α - ο/ω - ου - υ/οι]. And it looks like η (the second to last vowel to collapse) went the way of all flesh during that following century in Athens, dropping...