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by Stephen Carlson
January 25th, 2019, 7:26 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

This is actually a fascinating body of materials.
by Stephen Carlson
January 23rd, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις
Replies: 6
Views: 447

Re: Translation of the Words Καταστροφή, Συντέλεια, and Κατάλυσις

Since this is a Loeb edition, one should be aware that the editorial guidelines for the translators are to make the translations as readable as possible, without regard to maintaining the syntactic structures of the original. The thinking is, those who care about what the Greek text is actually doin...
by Stephen Carlson
January 23rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?
Replies: 11
Views: 1188

Re: Can a genitive be both objective and subjective?

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 8:45 am
Quite. The "plenary genitive" appears to be the "genitive of I can't make up my mind what kind of genitive this is..." :lol:
I thought that was the "aporetic genitive"!
by Stephen Carlson
January 21st, 2019, 11:28 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 2 Cor 5:10
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: 2 Cor 5:10

If you image-search for "Corinth bema" you can see (what's left of) what the Corinthians would have visualized at the bema in question.
by Stephen Carlson
January 11th, 2019, 7:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Online Latin / Using Greek to Learn Latin
Replies: 6
Views: 670

Re: Online Latin / Using Greek to Learn Latin

It wasn't too long ago that most people who learned Greek were already exposed to Latin. Now I guess we're seeing more of the other way round.
by Stephen Carlson
January 11th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Verb inside prep phrase: Acts 1:5
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Verb inside prep phrase: Acts 1:5

Kirk Lowery wrote:
January 10th, 2019, 6:48 pm
is this normal syntax in Koine?
Mike has given you the modern answer. In older works you can find discussion of this phenomenon under the term hyperbaton.
by Stephen Carlson
December 25th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Heb 1:3 & the SBLGNT text
Replies: 8
Views: 969

Re: Heb 1:3 & the SBLGNT text

Kirk Lowery wrote:
December 25th, 2018, 9:19 am
So the SBLGNT omits the possessive pronoun. Given the way SBLGNT was constructed, is this an artifact of the editor's method, or is there a minority textual variant here?
Both. The editor of the SBLGNT has a noticeable tendency to prefer the shorter reading when it is attested in early witnesses.
by Stephen Carlson
December 25th, 2018, 10:09 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar
Replies: 21
Views: 1423

Re: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar

Excellent! How on earth is someone supposed to make out those letters? That is, how would a person know how to translate this since (for me at least) the letters are so difficult to make out? Training. This is an example of minuscule handwriting, and as far as these things go, it is pretty straight...
by Stephen Carlson
December 15th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?
Replies: 8
Views: 3361

Re: Is there a 'present continuous tense'?

The other thing to realize is that the early modern English of the KJV employs a different tense-aspect system than contemporary modern English.
by Stephen Carlson
December 15th, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Relative or dependent clause?
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Relative or dependent clause?

As a general rule, what isn't discussed in the reference grammars or technical commentaries is probably not perceived as difficult. Maybe. In my experience, the touchstone, at least among modern commentators, is whether it affects translation. Hort's a well-respected exegete. He's not always right ...