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by Stephen Carlson
June 20th, 2021, 10:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Root Fallacy
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Root Fallacy

I feel like the root fallacy is more frequent within the smaller corpus of Biblical Hebrew than Greek, where there is much more information about contemporary usages. I suppose the basic "go to" books to read about the root fallacy are James Barr, The Semantics of Biblical Language and D. ...
by Stephen Carlson
June 20th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 8
Views: 8458

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

recraig wrote: June 20th, 2021, 6:07 am In formal Linguistics the Instrumental case includes both animate agents and inanimate "tools".
Greek doesn't have an instrumental case, however.
by Stephen Carlson
June 13th, 2021, 11:49 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching the Genitive
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Teaching the Genitive

One thing I noticed is that Wallace spends more time on the nominal genitive, while the Cambridge Grammar is more concerned with verbal usages. Not sure what to make of the difference.
by Stephen Carlson
June 13th, 2021, 5:50 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Weekend Papyrus 6-11-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Weekend Papyrus 6-11-2021

Looks like this text was retyped by an American. I'm not at all sure what you mean. The text is as the manuscript has it. I will call attention to ἐσοῦ, which seems to be by analogy with ἐμοῦ. Normally with σύ the difference is simply with the accent. I don't think I've seen this elsewhere. A bit s...
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Weekend Papyrus 6-11-2021
Replies: 7
Views: 507

Re: Weekend Papyrus 6-11-2021

Barry Hofstetter wrote: June 11th, 2021, 12:03 pm 4 τοὺς μετʼ ἐσοῦ πάντας. περὶ οὗ μοι παλλάκεις
Looks like this text was retyped by an American.
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2021, 6:39 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 2 Cor 8:7 - καὶ τῇ ἐξ ἡμῶν ἐν ὑμῖν ἀγάπῃ
Replies: 1
Views: 287

Re: 2 Cor 8:7 - καὶ τῇ ἐξ ἡμῶν ἐν ὑμῖν ἀγάπῃ

The variants between ἡμῖν and ὑμῖν and between ἠμᾶς and ὑμᾶς are usually thought to be due to phonetic confusion during the Byzantine period.
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2021, 6:37 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching the Genitive
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Teaching the Genitive

When I'm teaching in a face-2-face setting, the first lesson of the course leads into the alphabet - but each lesson starts with a bit of the Lord's Prayer, until by about half way through the semester we have the whole of it, and the students are beginning to know it by heart. Hey, I did that too!!!
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2021, 6:35 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching the Genitive
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Teaching the Genitive

[ And how helpful is it for exegesis? (Note: I might suggest that exegesis is not so much about understanding the text, though that is a precondition, but rather ways of structuring one’s understanding of the text and formulating it for communication to another.) Can you point me to a few examples ...
by Stephen Carlson
June 12th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching the Genitive
Replies: 23
Views: 1208

Re: Teaching the Genitive

I teach them that it's the "of" case, that if you plug in the word "of" before the word in translation you get most of the meanings. Sounds oversimplified, but it tends to work. Then we pick up the various uses of the genitive in context as we go along. Wallaces's 30 plus catego...

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