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by Barry Hofstetter
July 20th, 2021, 10:00 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 2658

Re: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek

First of all, you didn't directly address my arguments or even acknowledge them. I didn't do that for the simple reason your statements were irrelevant to my original post stating what I saw as Mounce's error. I thought my last clarification would be sufficient to make clear the intent of my post b...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 19th, 2021, 10:11 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 2658

Re: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek

The error I see in what Mounce has written is that he seems to reject even the grammatical possibility of translating θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος in John 1:1c as "and the word was a god." He seems start with the assumption that θεὸς in John 1:1c is definite and, since a definite θεὸς does not require...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 19th, 2021, 9:58 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Blog on particles in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Blog on particles in Greek

And you think that's sufficient for a subject of that complexity? It's not even the length of a decent monograph. This goalpost shifting is getting tedious. The fact of the matter is that yhe CGCG has an excellent treatment of particles, and I stand by it. Didn't see that as goal post shifting, but...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 18th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Blog on particles in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Blog on particles in Greek

I beg to differ. Since his analysis and conclusions are theory-bound, it’s very tough to unravel observation from description. Begging is unbecoming... :) Examples? Au contraire, the CGCG has 40 pages on particles. And you think that's sufficient for a subject of that complexity? It's not even the ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 18th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Blog on particles in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Blog on particles in Greek

You guys make me feel old. Outdated his theory of language may be, but he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the language, and his general theory doesn't usually affect his analyses of individual particles and conclusion. I would be careful about dismissing him. The Cambridge grammar is good for what ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 18th, 2021, 6:39 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek
Replies: 19
Views: 2658

Re: Errors in Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek

The primary function of the article is not to make a word definite. For example, proper names are definite without the article. This is also why Jehovah Witnesses' [sic] understanding of John 1:1 is wrong. θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος means, "the Word was God," not "a god," even though the a...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 17th, 2021, 8:40 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Blog on particles in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 542

Re: Blog on particles in Greek

Via Chuck Jones on AWOL (https://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2021/07/particuliterate-particles-in-ancient.html): https://particuliterate.com/ Seems the emphasis is on Classical; the most recent post, from July 13, 2021 is on ἀλλά. Rick Brannan did a serious study on his blog a few years ago, ma...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 16th, 2021, 12:47 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Dispute about σήμερον in the syntax of Luke 23:43
Replies: 11
Views: 536

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

Greek specialists as opposed to generalists? :) However, this question comes up a lot mainly because the JW's popularized the "λέγω interpretation." But no. My view is that Ἀμήν σοι λέγω is a stock phrase, and to modify λέγω σήμερον would have to be inside that phrase, not following it. Th...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 11th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: πρωι εννυχον/εννυχα
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Re: πρωι εννυχον/εννυχα

In Mk 1:35 Mark uses an expression πρωι εννυχον (RP2005)/εννυχα (NA238). πρωι = early (in the Morning, season, year etc.) εννυχ(ι)οσ (Adj. with 2/3 Endings) = at night, by night I would have translated this as : early in the night (= in the first hours of the night), but the gothic translation, as ...
by Barry Hofstetter
July 9th, 2021, 3:08 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: The Weekend Papyrus for the next few weeks...
Replies: 1
Views: 564

The Weekend Papyrus for the next few weeks...

It will not be offerred for the next few weeks primarily due to an intensive Ph.D. seminar course I'm taking. I had forgotten how much work those things can be... :(

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