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by Daniel Semler
July 30th, 2021, 11:09 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 8:58
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: John 8:58

One question I’m asking is if ἐγώ εἰμι at 8:58 should be understood as implying an unexpressed predicate (say Christ) can the now linking verb still be the controlling verb for the infinitive and can the infinitive modify the controlling verb? I don't see a problem there, but maybe someone does ......
by Daniel Semler
July 30th, 2021, 9:29 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 8:58
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: John 8:58

Here are Wallace’s comments on the Infinitive of Time which accords with my thought that the infinitive gets its time from its controlling verb: 596] 3. Subsequent (πρὸ τοῦ, πρίν, or πρὶν ἤ + infinitive) [before . . .] The action of the infinitive of subsequent time occurs after the action of the c...
by Daniel Semler
July 30th, 2021, 7:48 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: John 8:58
Replies: 12
Views: 113

Re: John 8:58

εἶπεν αὐτοῖς Ἰησοῦς· ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν, πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι ἐγὼ εἰμί. (John 8:58 GNT28-T) I would say πρὶν Ἀβραὰμ γενέσθαι is a subordinate clause acting as an adverb of time modifying the main verb εἰμί. At the same time εἰμί is giving γενέσθαι its time. Is that an accurate analysis so far? πρὶ...
by Daniel Semler
July 18th, 2021, 10:01 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Question About Accents: Syntactical Implications of εἰμι verses εἰμί
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Question About Accents: Syntactical Implications of εἰμι verses εἰμί

If the verb is accented in John 8:58, why isn’t it ἐγὼ εἴμι? Is this treated somewhere? I would try Carson, Greek Accents, A Student's Manual. Ok, looked it up ... εἰμί is enclitic throughout the indicative with the exception of εἴ according to Carson. On page 139 in his treatment of μι verbs in ge...
by Daniel Semler
July 18th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Dispute about σήμερον in the syntax of Luke 23:43
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Dispute about σήμερον in the syntax of Luke 23:43

So it looks like we can't be 100% certain about what Luke meant (i.e. what he expected the readers to understand Jesus saying) unless we go to textual criticism first, which we can't do here. We could only take different readings and try to analyze them syntactically, trying to find out if it's pos...
by Daniel Semler
July 17th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Relative pronouns as sentence separators
Replies: 9
Views: 678

Re: Relative pronouns as sentence separators

I read this by Dickey on the systems of address recently https://www.academia.edu/8113272/The_Gr ... n_CQ_2004_

which is interesting in respect of Latin influence on Greek.

Thx
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by Daniel Semler
July 16th, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Dispute about σήμερον in the syntax of Luke 23:43
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Dispute about σήμερον in the syntax of Luke 23:43

καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ: ἀμήν σοι λέγω, σήμερον μετ' ἐμοῦ ἔσῃ ἐν τῷ παραδείσῳ (Luke 23:43) Let me preface my question by stating I am fully aware of the “No exegesis” rule here at B-Greek. I trust I am not infringing this rule by asking whether, in the view of people having a specialist knowledge of Biblica...
by Daniel Semler
July 12th, 2021, 9:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Need clarification on Galatians 6:3
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: Need clarification on Galatians 6:3

It still makes little sense to me, because verse 3 just comes out of nowhere, having no apparent connection with either the passages before or after it. It's like a thought interjected in the middle of two conversations about different things. On first reading of 6:1-6:5 I don't think it 6:3 refers...
by Daniel Semler
July 11th, 2021, 6:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Need clarification on Galatians 6:3
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: Need clarification on Galatians 6:3

So, this is what I am understanding from you and Daniel...(I will break it down, I will put in bold my choice in considering grammar) εἰ - if γὰρ - because , for δοκεῖ - thinks, imagines, considers, appear, is of the opinion τις - someone εἶναί - "to be" verb in the present infinitive &qu...
by Daniel Semler
July 11th, 2021, 2:13 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Need clarification on Galatians 6:3
Replies: 19
Views: 1043

Re: Need clarification on Galatians 6:3

OK...so it seems like part of my problem comes from τις...and perhaps I am missing something. From my understanding, when τις is joined with a substantive or adjective taken as a substantive, the meaning is morphed into "a certain person," "a certain thing," "someone,"...

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