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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    Transcription is simply a fancy word for "copying," and makes no sense in this context.
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    What a lovely ad hominem.
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    just for the record, a transliteration is when you put original language words into the English alphabet, i.e. ἀγάπη = agapē. That's quite different from translation! :) Secondly the "who is" is a valid translation of the participle. We can argue about its correctness, but it's certainly in the...
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    Attic and Koine (again...)

    "The Greek Koine, or 'common dialect', which evolved as an international variety of Attic, the dialect of ancient Athens, during the period of the Athenian Empire and the Macedonian expansion...had become the sole official, technical and and scientific language of the extensive Greek speaking...
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    And I could accuse you of the same, but really don't want to fall back into bad habits. For me, a big part of it is the way the Greek actually reads. It flows. It's somewhat rhythmic. This implies to me a strong connection between all the nominatives to have the same referent, that of the...
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    The term "natural association" without further clarification is meaningless. Whoever the other nameless gentleman is is correct, both are, but that suggests to me apposition and both having the same referent.
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    Mazel Tov to them. Do they have actual arguments to explain what they mean, or do we have to take your word for it?
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    One (that's me) would have to know what someone who has no knowledge of Greek (that's you) means by "grammatically connected."
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    I don't know why plain English isn't good enough. Yes, that's exactly what I'm saying.
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    Theology. <sigh> In more formal terms, this is the distinction between the economic and ontological Trinity.
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    Caragounis is a bit of a nut when it comes to Greek pronunciation over the ages, but his take on the meaning of various texts is often spot on. Thanks for sharing this. You say he informs you but I assume this is from a text and not a personal email? If so what text?
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    11 Ἄξιος εἶ, ὁ κύριος καὶ ὁ θεὸς ἡμῶν, λαβεῖν τὴν δόξαν καὶ τὴν τιμὴν καὶ τὴν δύναμιν, ὅτι σὺ ἔκτισας τὰ πάντα καὶ διὰ τὸ θέλημά σου ἦσαν καὶ ἐκτίσθησαν. CJAB, just noting that even as a Trinitarian with some fairly serious disagreements I sometimes find your theological insights...
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    Genesis 6:14 - Pitch

    Gen 6:14. I don't really want to get into the theological discussion, though the I believe the entire flood cycle is typological of the creation-fall-redemption theme. However, your verb כפר has quite a large range of meaning. Most modern translations simply use cover, e.g. the ESV: "Make...
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    "Was made" is not the best translation of ἐγένετο in John 1:14.
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    Trinitarian confusion at Romans 9:5

    Well, with God all things are possible, right?
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