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    Meaning of the Definite Article

    Cambridge Classical Greek Lexicon 28 The Article Meaning of the Definite Article Basic Meaning 28.1 Greek has a definite article (ὁ, ἡ, τό the), but no indefinite article (Engl. singular a or an). The Greek equivalent of an indefinite article is the lack of an article: (1) πρῶτον μὲν ἠρεμεῖν...
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    BDAG on Romans 9:5 and the Shema

    Anyone ever notice that BDAG thinks the Shema and Paul at 1 Cor 15:25-28 prevents Romans 9:5 from identifying Christ as God? BDAG In Ro 9:5 the interpr. is complicated by demand of punctuation marks in printed texts. If a period is placed before ὁ ὢν κτλ., the doxology refers to God as defined...
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    Is it three persons in one God or one God in three persons?

    Does it make a difference?
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    Who did what in creation?

    I realize that not all Trinitarians have the same explanation. See three somewhat different interpretations below. I have been told by a well known Trinitarian apologists and author that God the Father did not actually create anything but that the Word did the actual work. But now the...
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    How do Trinitarians define person

    and is God the Father a person the same way a human being is a person? Are there differences?
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    John 1:1-4 - Summary of my Exegetical Rendering

    Outline of J 1:3-4 =============== This study assumes the punctuation of the Nestle Aland and United Bible Societies critical editions of the Greek text of the NT for John 1:3-4 and not the punctuation found in the King James Version. The conclusion of the analysis is that there is no...
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    John 1:3-4 - All things created through the Word except for the Word

    I just noticed that both the Greek χωρίς and English “apart from” can have the sense of “besides” or “except for.” See Mt 14:21 and IEph 11:2. So John 1:3-4 would read, "All things were made through him and apart from (i.e. besides) him nothing was made." That's grammatical, co-textual and...
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    John's use of Asyndeton in the prologue of John

    i believe that this is the only analysis of the prologue that analyzes John's use of conjunctions for the punctuation as found in our critical editions like NA27. This Expository Rendering reflects the way John uses connectives. John’s style utilizes a high level of asyndeton. In John’s...
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    Clement of Alexandria on John 1:1

    Interestingly Clement of Alexandria saw J 1:1a as meaning that the Word became the Son of God. And he spoke Greek natively. »Καὶ ὁ λόγος σὰρξ ἐγένετο«, οὐ κατὰ τὴν παρουσίαν μόνον ἄνθρωπος γενόμενος, ἀλλὰ καὶ ἐν ἀρχῇ ὁ ἐν ταὐτότητι λόγος, κατὰ περιγραφὴν καὶ οὐ κατ᾿ οὐσίαν γενόμενος [ὁ] υἱός...
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    Christ received life from God at John 1:4 and 5:26 according to Robertson

    I just read this for the first time. It appears that AT Robertson endorses the NA28 punctuation of John 1:3-4. He also comments that he views estin in some textual variants would be needed to indicate timelessness. But we have ên. Clearly if life came into being “in” the Logos it was not...
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    The beginning of the Word

    I've been working through John 1:1-4 with the guys on the languages forum and have a grammatical way to demonstrate that the Word could be seen as coming into existence in John 1: By means of the beginning the Word was, and so the Word was with God. I'm taking εν αρχή as instrumental dative...
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    If Bauer is correct should John 10:33 be rendered "a god"?

    BDAG μονογενὴς -i.e. uniquely divine as God’s son and transcending all others alleged to be gods) or a uniquely begotten deity (for the perspective s. J 10:33-36), another rdg.ὁ μονογενὴς υἱός is found. MPol 20:2 in the doxology διὰ παιδὸς αὐτοῦ τοῦ μονογενοῦς ᾽Ιησοῦ Χριστοῦ. Some (e.g. WBauer...
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    Asyndeton in John 1:1-4

    (NA28) 1 Φ. Ἐν ἀρχῇ ἦν ὁ λόγος, καὶ ὁ λόγος ἦν πρὸς τὸν θεόν, καὶ θεὸς ἦν ὁ λόγος. 2 Φ οὗτος ἦν ἐν ἀρχῇ πρὸς τὸν θεόν. [2165. Two or more sentences (or words) independent in form and thought, but juxtaposed, i.e. coördinated without any connective, are asyndetic (from ἀσύνδετον not...
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    Greek proverbs

    Είπε ο γάιδαρος τον πετεινό κεφάλα What does a rooster have in common with a kettle?
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    Did the Word exist before the beginning in John 1:1?

    @froggy said he proved this in the language forum. $$$ Post in thread 'Did Jesus create the angels?' I already did that in the Language forum $$$ I don't recall this and think it deserves its own thread. Where, and...
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    BDAG on John 1:18/John 10:34-36

    BDAG in the article on μονογενές has an interesting entry that appears to call Jesus θεος with the English indefinite article. See also Hdb. on vs. 18 where, beside the rdg. μονογενὴς θεός (considered by many the orig.) an only-begotten one, God (acc. to his real being; i.e. uniquely divine as...
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    Is Michael Heiser a Trinitarian?

    Can someone verify what this quote says about Heiser? Former Trinitarian theologian Dr Michael Heiser now teaches binitarianism (a belief in two God Persons rather than three God Persons of a Trinity).
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    Where did the NRS get the word "other"?

    NRS Sirach 1:4 Wisdom was created before all other things, and prudent understanding from eternity. προτέρα πάντων ἔκτισται σοφία καὶ σύνεσις φρονήσεως ἐξ αἰῶνος
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    Grammatical proof God is eternal

    An article on CARM authored by Matt Slick gives biblical proof that God is eternal. I agree with the scriptures used and would have selected the same ones. What I would add is that these verses demonstrate a grammatical way to prove God is eternal. Christians get everlasting life but are...
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    John 17:24-26 The love of the Father for the Son before the world was

    Did you know that the love the Father had for His Son before the foundation of the World was based on coming to know him personally? - John 17:24-26 24 Father, I desire that they also whom thou hast given me be with me where I am, that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for...