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by Bernd Strauss
December 11th, 2020, 7:53 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

and give definitions for a less academically inclined audience? This is what I tried to do by using the label/ definition “continuous present imperative verb” in my study note, since people not familiar with the Greek language do not know that the present imperative verb ἀποτρέπου is continuous. Bu...
by Bernd Strauss
December 10th, 2020, 3:46 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

No further label is necessary, and it's not a great idea to just invent your own labels for things. I thought that if a writer wants to emphasize to readers not familiar with the Greek language that a Greek word is in the present tense and implies a continuous action, he can use such a label. (I wa...
by Bernd Strauss
December 9th, 2020, 5:22 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

Thank you for the explanations. I can conclude that I can call ἀποτρέπου a "continuous present imperative verb." (I was writing a study note on 2Ti 3:5 in an essay on 2 Timothy chapter 3 and therefore needed to ascertain exactly what term to use when referring to this verb.)
by Bernd Strauss
December 8th, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

https://quizlet.com/160106387/c33-grammar-imperative-flash-cards/ states: “[Question:] Why does Mounce encourage adoption of the terminology "continuous imperative" (rather than present imperative) and "undefined imperative" (rather than aorist imperative)? “[Answer:] Like infini...
by Bernd Strauss
December 7th, 2020, 5:06 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Re: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

Did you notice the forum rules above, particularly "This is not a beginner's forum, competence in Greek is assumed?" Yes. Perhaps I should have asked the question on another subforum. yes, it's a present middle imperative. In general the difference between the present aspect and the aoris...
by Bernd Strauss
December 6th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5
Replies: 12
Views: 1005

Form of the Verb ἀποτρέπου at 2 Ti 3:5

2 Timothy 3:5: “ἔχοντες μόρφωσιν εὐσεβείας τὴν δὲ δύναμιν αὐτῆς ἠρνημένοι· καὶ τούτους ἀποτρέπου .” Is the imperative verb ἀποτρέπου in the present continuous form of the mediopassive voice (“be turning yourself away from” rather than “turn away from”)? Does the form of the verb emphasize “turning a...
by Bernd Strauss
June 9th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Re: Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12

Thank you. I did not know that some words which are written in the positive degree can be used with the same meaning as in the comparative degree. Since the majority of Bible translations which I have read use the word “many” at Mt 24:12, this may be taken as the default rendering of the passage.
by Bernd Strauss
June 8th, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12
Replies: 3
Views: 450

Form of the Word Πολύς in Matthew 24:12

Matthew 24:12: "Καὶ διὰ τὸ πληθυνθῆναι τὴν ἀνομίαν ψυγήσεται ἡ ἀγάπη τῶν πολλῶν ." The majority of Bible translations which I have checked render the last word as “many,” whereas there are also many translations which use the comparative form “most.” At least two translations render the wo...
by Bernd Strauss
April 23rd, 2020, 6:17 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Re: Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities

Thank you. I understand now that the word ἐπιφανῆ is a form of the adjective ἐπιφανής rather than the verb ἐπιφαίνω, and that it modifies ἡμέραν.
by Bernd Strauss
April 22nd, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities
Replies: 3
Views: 865

Grammatical Structure of a Statement in Jewish Antiquities

τὴν μέντοι γε ἡμέραν καθ᾿ ἣν ἦλθον πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐπιφανῆ ποιήσειν καὶ κατὰ πᾶν ἔτος ἐπίσημον εἰς ὅλον τὸν τῆς ζωῆς χρόνον ἐπηγγέλλετο· Ralph Marcus’s translation reads: "He promised, moreover, that he would make a special occasion of the day on which they had come to him and would celebrate it eve...

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