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by sestir
Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Book of Chronicles — what is it actually?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: Book of Chronicles — what is it actually?

Is the issue that there shouldn't've been enough time for Jonathan and David to meet after the servant had disappeared? My thinking is, if it was so easy for Jonathan just to send away his servant and anybody else of the Court who had joined the trip, then he and David wouldn't have needed to devel...
by sestir
Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Book of Chronicles — what is it actually?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Re: Book of Chronicles — what is it actually?

If I understand you right, since textual criticism can take us back to just around when LXX was made (~200BC) and since my hypothesis is about what happened to the text around 450 BC, too much would have happened in between to make the hypothesis interesting or falsifiable. 1 Samuel 20 and Jonathan'...
by sestir
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Book of Chronicles — what is it actually?
Replies: 5
Views: 4678

Book of Chronicles — what is it actually?

according as I did exhort thee to remain in Ephesus — I going on to Macedonia — that thou mightest charge certain not to teach any other thing, nor to give heed to fables and endless genealogies , that cause questions rather than the building up of God that is in faith Admittedly, the genealogies i...
by sestir
Sun Oct 04, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967

You going to be doing the rest of the manuscript? Not anytime soon. Iirc, transcriptions of Daniel and part of Ezekiel have been published somewhere. It is still meaningsfull to make it available on-line, but I am not sure if those parts have that much text-critical value. On the third hand, it wou...
by sestir
Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:22 pm
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967

Wohooo!!
I made my first transcription.
by sestir
Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Re: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967

... αλειφομεναι εν σζ <μ> υρ <ν> ινω ελαιω και μηνας ... I think this is right. My mistake was to think that just because 40 % of the letters in the word are different from that in Ralph's LXX it had to be a different word. Not so. :lol: The σζ is not problematic. Just a little bit further down in t...
by sestir
Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:03 am
Forum: Greek Septuagint
Topic: Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967
Replies: 6
Views: 2205

Esther 2:12 in Papyrus 967

I've got a little puzzle here. Some of the characters are ambigous: ... ουτος δε ην καιρος κορασιου εισελθιν προς τον βασιλεα οταν επληρωσεν μηνας ιβ ουτως γαρ αναπληρουνται αι ημεραι της θεραπειας μηνας εξ αλειφομεναι εν .. and then.. α/ε/ο/σ ..then.. ζ/ξ ..then.. υ ..then.. σ/ο/ρ ..then.. ινωελαιω...
by sestir
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:42 pm
Forum: Aramaic Peshitta
Topic: Galatians 3:20 ܕܚܕ
Replies: 4
Views: 4353

Re: Galatians 3:20 ܕܚܕ

I need to learn a scandinavian language. I'm quite clueless on them at the moment (I do know 'no' in russian: Nyet :P ). No, you don't need to. Russian counts among the slavic languages and is rarely spoken in Scandinavia. I can think of three languages that could be called Scandinavian: Nordic (in...
by sestir
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Aramaic Peshitta
Topic: Galatians 3:20 ܕܚܕ
Replies: 4
Views: 4353

Re: Galatians 3:20 ܕܚܕ

Even I could recognize your reordered sentence as more natural... I read an opinion to the effect that the word order affect the sense in this case, so that everyone and not just Paul have to write εις before Θεος or else heis would function as an indefinite article. http://lists.ibiblio.org/piperma...
by sestir
Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Aramaic Peshitta
Topic: Galatians 3:20 ܕܚܕ
Replies: 4
Views: 4353

Galatians 3:20 ܕܚܕ

ܡܨܥܝܐ ܕܝܢ ܠܐ ܗܘܐ ܕܚܕ ܐܠܗܐ ܕܝܢ ܚܕ ܗܘ ܀ Almost every bible translates the Greek of this expression so that the sense is: the mediator does not belong to one (person). KJV: Now a mediator is not [a mediator] of one , but God is one. ESV: Now an intermediary implies more than one , but God is one. NASB...
by sestir
Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: For All
Topic: Deuteronomy 12: Not an exception to unclean meats
Replies: 9
Views: 5090

Re: Deuteronomy 12: Not an exception to unclean meats

Do you see anything in the context that determines that the waw+perfects are any less a command than the imperfects? Nope. I was wondering if it was just the verbs ending with ן (nun) and the verbs in imperative form that represented commands. The author may have wished to avoid filling the entire ...
by sestir
Tue Mar 03, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: For All
Topic: Deuteronomy 12: Not an exception to unclean meats
Replies: 9
Views: 5090

Re: Deuteronomy 12: Not an exception to unclean meats

Nice paper! It is very helpful to read explanations of a translator's decisions. A question about 12:7: ואכלתם שם לפני יהוה אלהיכם ושמרתם בכל משלח ידכם אתם ובתיכם אשר ברכך יהוה אלהיך Why should ואכלתם be taken as a command? What I see is Qal-perfect of eat with waw-consecutive, making it imperfectiv...
by sestir
Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:42 am
Forum: For All
Topic: Dead Sea Scrolls - Complete Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 1686

Re: Dead Sea Scrolls - Complete Collection

Impressive achievement and very useful!
Thanks!
by sestir
Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:16 am
Forum: Renewed Covenant
Topic: τινα - 1 Cor 5:1 [adult content] Who did it?
Replies: 2
Views: 4518

Re: τινα - 1 Cor 5:1 [adult content] Who did it?

Also, for it to mean "certain woman", the τινα would have to come before γυναικα, rather than after (it would also be considered an adjective, not a pronoun :)). There is such a thing as a "masculine nominative", but it wouldn't work for τινα in this verse, as everything in the accusative (from ωστ...
by sestir
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:07 pm
Forum: Renewed Covenant
Topic: τινα - 1 Cor 5:1 [adult content] Who did it?
Replies: 2
Views: 4518

τινα - 1 Cor 5:1 [adult content] Who did it?

1 Corinthians 5:1 Ολως ακουεται εν υμιν πορνεια Actually, whoredom is heard of among you και τοιαυτη πορνεια ητις ουδε εν τοις εθνεσιν and such whoredom as is not even in the nations ωστε γυναικα τινα του πατρος εχειν. ... ? It is usually translated: so that a certain [man] has the father's wife. Th...
by sestir
Sun May 18, 2014 2:15 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Yahushua the Man
Replies: 9
Views: 1757

Re: Do You Believe ...

However, the NT makes it quite clear that worshiping Yahushua isn't idolatry - it is in fact required and natural.
Does it say explicitly that it is required somewhere or is it a consequence of your conclusion: Yahuweh = Yahushua?
by sestir
Sun May 04, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Renewed Covenant
Topic: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11

Thanks for your insight on these verses in Galatians! It is good to get feedback from more experienced people before teaching or writing on a subject.
by sestir
Sat May 03, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Renewed Covenant
Topic: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11

That is an impressive write-up. I think it is sound to question the books of the traditional canon from time to time and I can find this kind of reports interesting to read. It looks like it is an entry in a great debate, but I wonder where that debate came from and where it continues. When I read i...
by sestir
Fri May 02, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Renewed Covenant
Topic: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11

Nice analysis of 'thorn in the flesh'!

Paul must have been really famous since there were so many people forging letters from him. I think it is a bit naive to think he managed to find so many people who were willing to forge his letters. I suspect he might have written some of them himself. :D
by sestir
Thu May 01, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Renewed Covenant
Topic: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1868

Re: See how long/large/tall letters .. Gal 6:11

Wow, that was a really quick reply! Ben then ironically goes on to point to 2 Thessalonians, a letter which most scholars accept as forged. Do you think it was forged? It is fine to stay undecided because one should not set an opinion in stone or in a rush. In 2 Cor 12:7, he (or a forger?) writes: a...

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