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by Stephen Carlson
May 15th, 2018, 4:08 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

I don't have Campbell at hand nor have I read your (Randall's) article, but I can't help wondering if you misrepresent Campbell's argument. It's a common traditional view that the perfect has a complete action and present relevance, and the present relevance is a state. Some have argued that the pe...
by Stephen Carlson
May 15th, 2018, 3:58 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1878

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

Can anyone tell me what "the spatial value of heightened proximity " is supposed to mean? I think it just means "more prominent" or emphatic, yet not really spatial in the physically spatial sense. For example, if we look at John 11:11 Λάζαρος ὁ φίλος ἡμῶν κεκοίμηται· ἀλλὰ πορεύομαι ἵνα ἐξυπνίσω αὐτ...
by Stephen Carlson
May 7th, 2018, 9:55 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: indeclinable names
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: indeclinable names

Barry's answer is correct. I'd like to add that with indeclinable names, there's a tendency to add the article if the name is in the accusative or dative and omit the article in the nominative or genitive.
by Stephen Carlson
May 7th, 2018, 9:50 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

I'm not sure I agree, which is why I cited BDAG above to demonstrate the normal usage of ἐτοιμάζω with the dative. I think knowing the first century background is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Thanks for your comments. THe BDAG cite is helpful, but what's really needed is a study of this v...
by Stephen Carlson
May 4th, 2018, 10:45 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: indeclinable names
Replies: 4
Views: 527

Re: indeclinable names

Do you have a specific example?
by Stephen Carlson
May 4th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1232

Re: Use of the dative τῷ διαβόλῳ in Matthew 25:41

In my opinion the dative of agent is indeed a nonentity, except when used with a perfect passive, which is what we happen to have here. I'm assuming your (on-topic) question amounts to: Is it grammatically possible for τῷ διαβόλῳ καὶ τοῖς ἀγγέλοις αὐτοῦ to signify persons responsible for the action ...
by Stephen Carlson
April 27th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Matthew Phillips
Replies: 2
Views: 458

Re: Matthew Phillips

Carlton was a true gentleman when I met him at SBL. He must be in his 80s now.
by Stephen Carlson
April 13th, 2018, 11:04 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: ἀποστασία
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: ἀποστασία

Devenios Doulenios wrote:
April 12th, 2018, 9:35 am
And as much as I love Latin, it still bugs me to see Greek works listed with no Greek titles!
Anybody else feel that way?
Not me.
by Stephen Carlson
April 1st, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: episthmh root
Replies: 9
Views: 992

Re: episthmh root

πίστις is related to πείθομαι.
ἐπιστήμη is related to ἐπίσταμαι, which itself appears to be very old compound of the forebears of ἐπί and ἵστημι.
by Stephen Carlson
April 1st, 2018, 7:55 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: 1995 Filologia Neotestamentaria Articles
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: 1995 Filologia Neotestamentaria Articles

Sometimes writing personally to the author of an article produces a helpful result. Dr Hatina is apparently on the faculty of Trinity Western University, Canada. https://www.twu.ca/profile/thomas-r-hatina Thanks Tony, I've never done that before, but I have heard of people having success with this ...