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by Stephen Carlson
August 17th, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: αρτι / νυν = now (adv.) / present (adj.)
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: αρτι / νυν = now (adv.) / present (adj.)

My resources (BDAG, Louw-Nida, etc.) don't seem to distinguish between these two words, but Edwin A. Abbott in Johannine Grammar § 1915(vi) claims the following: Άρτι is distinguished from νῦν as "this moment" is distinguished from "this present time." Personally, I don't find this statement too hel...
by Stephen Carlson
August 17th, 2011, 7:33 pm
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Word order in Koine composition
Replies: 6
Views: 5387

Re: Word order in Koine composition

Though it's not a compositional book per se , Stephen H. Levinsohn, Discourse Features of New Testament Greek: A Coursebook on the Information Structure of New Testament Greek. (2d ed.; Dallas: SIL International, 2000), has quite a lot on word order and how Greek sentences are put together pragmatic...
by Stephen Carlson
August 17th, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Advanced(?) Greek
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Re: Advanced(?) Greek

Start reading outside the New Testament. LXX, Apostolic Fathers, Josephus, anything.
by Stephen Carlson
August 14th, 2011, 9:54 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 23:43 σημερον and Wackernagel's Law
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: σημερον and Wackernagel's Law

Stripping the punctuation, Luke 23:43 reads καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ἀμήν σοι λέγω σήμερον μετ’ ἐμοῦ ἔσῃ ἐν τῷ παραδείσῳ There are probably two clitics here, σοι and αὐτῳ, though the latter is not graphically accented as one in critical editions. Wackernagel’s Law tells us that they should be found in "second...
by Stephen Carlson
August 13th, 2011, 11:58 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 John 2:6
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: 1 John 2:6

I think I don't understand your terminology. Besides reported speech or thoughts or feelings, what other kinds of indirect discourse are there? Do you agree that the infinitive in an indirect discourse conveys relative time within the scope of the discourse? What do you mean by "indirect commands a...
by Stephen Carlson
August 12th, 2011, 8:49 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 John 2:6
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: 1 John 2:6

The second paragraph at http://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/project/funk-grammar/pre-alpha/lesson-57.html says "As a verbal noun, it has tense (present, aorist, perfect, and occasionally future), i.e. aspect (§0309), but not time (except in indirect discourse where it represents a finite verb)". So I ass...
by Stephen Carlson
August 12th, 2011, 1:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Daniel Goepfrich
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Daniel Goepfrich

Welcome to B-Greek! I hope you join in.

Stephen
by Stephen Carlson
August 12th, 2011, 12:19 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 John 2:6
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: 1 John 2:6

I remember someone in another recent thread told me that they were different, and when I checked I did think an indirect discourse is specifically for reporting events, where the tense of the infinitive corresponds to time relative to the event, whereas an indirect statement does not have the same ...
by Stephen Carlson
August 11th, 2011, 9:22 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: τί = "why/for what reason": nom./acc. pron. or adverb?
Replies: 3
Views: 439

Re: τί = "why/for what reason": nom./acc. pron. or adverb?

Yeah, I'm just curious what literature claims it's nominative.
by Stephen Carlson
August 11th, 2011, 8:33 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: 1 John 2:6
Replies: 11
Views: 1588

Re: 1 John 2:6

I remember someone in another recent thread told me that they were different, and when I checked I did think an indirect discourse is specifically for reporting events, where the tense of the infinitive corresponds to time relative to the event, whereas an indirect statement does not have the same ...