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by RandallButh
April 25th, 2021, 5:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: εἰς in Matt. 6:13//Lk. 11:4
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: εἰς in Matt. 6:13//Lk. 11:4

If poeple are willing to consider backgrounds, they should factor in the rabbinic idiom לידי נסיון "to the hands of trial", attested in a prayer. 1. Personally, I think that the phrase in Mt and Lk refers to succumbing to the temption as well as encountering temptation, and that such a &qu...
by RandallButh
April 24th, 2021, 1:02 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω

Phillip, Thank you for the kind words. On suppletion and words in any language, it is the overall pattern that shows how things work. Like 'go' and 'went' in English. There is no absolute rule on what will or will not work, and there are situations where there is partial suppletion, when the tendenc...
by RandallButh
April 23rd, 2021, 2:45 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Matt. 4:16 καθημαι and Matt. 5:1 καθιζω

The difference in the words καθίσαι and καθῆσθαι deals more with lexical suppletion for aspect than conscious manipulation of voice/διάθεσις. Suppletion is where two words are fused to make one word, like δραμεῖν [perfective] and τρέχειν [continuative/open] make up the word for "run" and ἐ...
by RandallButh
December 6th, 2020, 12:41 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: διηγησις - εν τη οδω
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: διηγησις - εν τη οδω

Τινὶ ἠμέρᾳ ἄνθρωπος ἐν τοῖς δένδροις ἔβαινε πότε τὸν ἄρκον εἶδεν. ὀ δὲ ἄνθρωπος ἔκραζεν ὅτι “ἄρκους ἀγαπῶ” καὶ τότε ἐκ τῆς πήρας αὐτοῦ βρῶμα ἔλαβε καὶ αὐτὸ τῷ ἄρκῳ ἔδωκεν. ὁ δὲ ἄρκος ἠγαλλιάσατο καὶ φίλος τοῦ ανθρώπου ἐγένετο. ἄφνω ὁ ἄρκος και ὀ ἄνθρωπος λέοντα εἶδον καὶ ὀ ἄνθρωπος ἔρκραζεν ὅτι “μι...
by RandallButh
October 23rd, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Meta Language
Replies: 23
Views: 1529

Re: Meta Language

For some words we may want to use modern Greek. I am pretty sure that μορφολογία exists in modern Greek, though I haven't checked nor do I know its history. A good place to start is ἡ τέχνη (ὁ Διονύσιος ὁ θρᾷξ) Here is his definition of a word and a sentence: λέξις ἐστὶ μέρος ἐλάχιστον τοῦ κατὰ σύντ...
by RandallButh
October 23rd, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Meta Language
Replies: 23
Views: 1529

Re: Meta Language

May I suggest using Greek metalanguage? It might help keeping people in the language, should that be a goal, and probably forces more flexibility because students are learning the metalanguage across a language divide rather than subliminally thinking that it is some kind of bedrock. [I see this thi...
by RandallButh
October 5th, 2020, 2:26 am
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Reading a handwritten sentence
Replies: 3
Views: 448

Re: Reading a handwritten sentence

ΗΝ ΔΕ ΕΓΓΥΣ ΤΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ Η ΕΟΡΤΗ ΤΩΝ ΙΟΥΔΑΙΩΝ
by RandallButh
October 4th, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Answer Key to Machen
Replies: 16
Views: 15411

Re: Answer Key to Machen

. . . My oldest son took a year of Classical Greek in one semester at Yale, with the final exam on Plato’s Apology. After forty years of teaching ancient history and classics he has piblished translations of Xenophons Hellenika and two volumes of Polyaenos’ Strategemats. I agree that Athenaze is an...
by RandallButh
August 6th, 2020, 2:41 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 27:46 hina clause not in subjunctive mood
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Re: Matthew 27:46 hina clause not in subjunctive mood

ἵνα τί με ἐγκατέλιπες Why is this hina clause not in subjunctive mood? The ἵνα clause has no verb. It's just ἵνα τί. You could think of it as "You abandoned me in order to what ?" if it helps you to English it differently. Exactly. Consider the 'subjunctive' to be inside the τί, as if to ...
by RandallButh
June 22nd, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Albuquerque on Mark 2:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1194

Re: Albuquerque on Mark 2:10

For Matthew: the verb ἀφιέναι does not need or require extra phrases that specifies time or place or other marginal/optional information. Also, everything was already taking place "on earth," both the incident and the speech. Relevance Theory states that persons interpret explicit statemen...

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