I thought I'd repost my translation of Chrysostom on Ephesians 5:21. If for anything, it would be nice to get it critiqued again. “Submit to each other”, he declares, “in fear of God.” If you submit because of rulers, money or honor, how much more should you submit because you fear God? There should be... Continue Reading →
The problem of verses twenty-one and twenty-two can be most easily seen in the perspectives of Max Turner and Daniel Wallace. The latter writes in Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics, "In Ephesians, a more polished, less emotional letter, we are surprised to find [anacoluthon of the conjunction] at the beginning of the "house tables" (5:22):... Continue Reading →
There are very few textually transparent translations of Ephesians 5:22. In fact, there are only three truly transparent ones of the 12 shown below - four if you include the NET, which though providing a text critical discussion is not actually transparent to the text it reads. What we need are translations that accurately represent... Continue Reading →
Honestly, the division of these two verses, in my opinion, is a perfect example of Biblical scholars knowing little to nothing about how language functions holistically, particularly at the level of pragmatics and discourse - this is one occasion where my always seeking to give the benefit of the doubt really struggles. I cannot tell... Continue Reading →
I've been perusing the comments of a thread of 400 here. In one comment, HERE, John Hobbins wrote, One clear reason is that 5:21 was normally read until the discovery of P46 with what precedes, not with what follows. I take issue with that. The YLT, Darby, & ASV all read 5:21 with what follow.... Continue Reading →
I'm adding a couple more books to those that I'm selling. They're listed with the rest: HERE.
I just found out that Harold Hoehner died today. He was a great Christian and scholar who had a major impact on me as a student, albeit indirectly. I studied under and with several scholars who were taught by him, much of what I know about exegetical method comes from his work at DTS. And... Continue Reading →
I'd actually write something about the LXX, but for me, everyday is Septuagint day. At least until April 1st.
After reading his review of Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, I rather curious about what his view of the subject is expressed plainly. What I can gather is at least this much: Blomberg prefers a three Aspect system of Perfective, Imperfective, Stative. He considers Fanning to be closer to his perspective than Campbell.... Continue Reading →