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Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 14th, 2011, 5:21 pm

What slogans do you think Occupy SBL should use?

This one comes to mind ...
ἐσμεν τὰ ἐνενήκοντα ἐννέα πρόβατα
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by Mark Lightman » November 14th, 2011, 6:05 pm

What slogans do you think Occupy SBL should use?
Hi, Jonathan,

1. οἱ ἄνθρωποι ἀντὶ τῶν προφητῶν. (people over profits.)
2. δυνάμεθα μὲν οὖν ἐν τῷ ἐνδυναμοῦντι ἡμᾶς. (Yes, we can!)
3. The τί Party.


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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by Jonathan Robie » November 14th, 2011, 6:25 pm

Mark Lightman wrote:1. οἱ ἄνθρωποι ἀντὶ τῶν προφητῶν. (people over profits.)
2. δυνάμεθα μὲν οὖν ἐν τῷ ἐνδυναμοῦντι ἡμᾶς. (Yes, we can!)
3. The τί Party.
Cute! (But shouldn't #2 be simply "ναί, δυνάμεθα"?)
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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by Mark Lightman » November 14th, 2011, 6:46 pm

Cute! (But shouldn't #2 be simply "ναί, δυνάμεθα"?)
Yes, that works fine. The rest of it is an allusion to one of my favorite verses, Phil 4:13

πάντα ἰσχύω ἐν τῷ ἐνδυναμοῦντι με.

Which I would paraphrase
Yes, HE can!

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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by NathanSmith » December 1st, 2011, 2:35 am

ο πας κοσμος γρηγορει

I know I am a bit late for SBL suggestions. . . ;-)

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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by David Lim » December 2nd, 2011, 5:33 am

NathanSmith wrote:ο πας κοσμος γρηγορει

I know I am a bit late for SBL suggestions. . . ;-)
"πας" cannot be in that position right? And would "ολος" be a more suitable choice? ;)
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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by cwconrad » December 2nd, 2011, 6:15 am

David Lim wrote:
NathanSmith wrote:ο πας κοσμος γρηγορει

I know I am a bit late for SBL suggestions. . . ;-)
"πας" cannot be in that position right? And would "ολος" be a more suitable choice? ;)
I could be wrong, but I think that σκήνη πᾶς ὁ βίος was a Greek adage before Shakespeare reforumulated it as "All the world's a stage." I think that πᾶς ὄ κόσμος is a reasonable Greek expression. Cf. Rom 3:19 and Col 1:6.
οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by NathanSmith » December 2nd, 2011, 9:52 am

Thanks for the help. I being a typical Bible college and seminary student did not get a lot of practice in composition.

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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by Mark Lightman » December 2nd, 2011, 9:56 pm

μὴ πίστευε τοῖς ὑπὲρ τὰ τριάκοντα ἔτη.

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Re: Occupy SBL Slogans

Post by cwconrad » December 4th, 2011, 10:26 am

Mark Lightman wrote:μὴ πίστευε τοῖς ὑπὲρ τὰ τριάκοντα ἔτη.
Unless I'm mistaken (as I may well be), this would refer to people less than thirty years old. I think that with reference to time, ὑπέρ means "farther back than ... " I'm ready to be corrected on this.
οὔτοι ἀπ’ ἀρχῆς πάντα θεοὶ θνητοῖς ὑπέδειξαν,
ἀλλὰ χρόνῳ ζητέοντες ἐφευρίσκουσιν ἄμεινον. (Xenophanes, Fragment 16)

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