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by Alex Hopkins
April 25th, 2021, 5:31 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Can εἰσενέγκῃς have a passive meaning?
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Can εἰσενέγκῃς have a passive meaning?

εἰσενέγκῃς takes a direct object ἡμᾶς, and is not passive. On the other hand, there may be reasons for Moule's claiming that the expression quoted "need mean no more than ‘do not let us be brought into’." Such reasons are theologically based, however, and are not grammatically compelled. I...
by Alex Hopkins
April 23rd, 2021, 8:30 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 1295

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

In Barry's latest challenge, the final line reads
τῆι ιϛ ἀπὸ ὥρας θ.
It may be helpful to note that there's a table of the Greek numerals at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_numerals. Important to know these to turn up for dinner at the right time.

- Alex Hopkins
Melbourne, Australia
by Alex Hopkins
April 20th, 2021, 8:11 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Question concerning κατα
Replies: 7
Views: 627

Re: Question concerning κατα

Tony Pope wrote Colin Hemer wrote an article* in 1975 regarding Acts 27, in answer to a claim that the Melita (Μελίτη) was not Malta but Mljet in the Adriatic. *C. J. Hemer, 'Euraquilo and Melita' Journal of Theological Studies 26.1 1975 100-111. The discussion about κατά is on p.104 note 4. Thanks ...
by Alex Hopkins
April 20th, 2021, 5:01 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 5:7-8
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: 1 John 5:7-8

Leonard Jayawardena writes Daniel Wallace considers the interpretation given in the Expositors Greek Testament for the masculine participle (that is constructio ad sensum) and rejects it in favour of the explanation that the mas. participle is due to the personification of the three witnesses (spiri...
by Alex Hopkins
April 19th, 2021, 5:39 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 John 5:7-8
Replies: 13
Views: 922

Re: 1 John 5:7-8

Leonard asks, Do you now understand my problem? Leonard, I'm not sure that I do. If the focus of your question is 1 John 5:7-8, 7 ὅτι τρεῖς εἰσιν οἱ μαρτυροῦντες, 8 τὸ πνεῦμα καὶ τὸ ὕδωρ καὶ τὸ αἷμα, καὶ οἱ τρεῖς εἰς τὸ ἕν εἰσιν. then Barry's response is relevant. Despite the EGT comment, the natura...
by Alex Hopkins
April 13th, 2021, 2:46 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...
Replies: 19
Views: 1295

Re: A papyrus for linguistic fun and profit...

Hi Philip, A few notes additional to those Barry has already offered. >8. from me in the couryard. and the house...of Sekondas he investigated and….my own house they investigated… I'd retain the passives of the original (ὁ ο[ἶκος ... Σεκόνδας ἠραύνηται ... ὁ ἐμ[ὸς] οἶκος ἠραύνητ[αι) Secunda's house ...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 8:35 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

The etymology of Bible in English is from βιβλία, but in the fathers, they use γραφή or γραφαί to refer to the Scripture(s). That suggested a back translation to me. I want to acknowledge that Stephen Hughes also refers to the idea of back translation, which I overlooked when writing my previous re...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

Well, that was a mawkish rendering. The word moves means either good or bad medicine (restorative or destructive) at different times in its history. Stephen Hughes in the Post-Atticism - Ο Ερωτόκριτος του Βιντσέντζου Κορνάρου thread wrote:φαρμάκιν - the Classical form is φάρμακον "medicine&quo...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 6:42 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

των παντων κακων μη αναγινωσκειν βιβλια ψυχης φαρμακα Of all evils, not reading books of life [is?] φαρμακα ψυχης φαρμακα - medicine(s) for the soul So, "not reading books is medicine(s) for the soul"?! The opposite to the sense he wants. And, which books - just any old books? I'm still u...
by Alex Hopkins
January 18th, 2015, 6:32 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father
Replies: 10
Views: 3442

Re: Help request re quotation from a Greek Father

Several searches on TLG couldn't turn up this quotation or anything closely resembling it. I searched for the strings κακων μη, βιβλια ψυχας, των παντων κακων, and βιβλια within one line of φαρμακα. Nothing relevant came up. The quotation could be from a work not yet digitized for TLG, legitimate b...

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