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Simple, GNT type sentences composed in Koine

Here's one , for starters. I try to speak out the sentences that I'm thinking of first, in order to facilitate for internalization before putting them on a thread:

οἱ Φαρισαῖοι πάντοτε ἐνέπαιζον τὸν οινοπότην. Ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν μιᾷ τῶν ἡμερῶν ὁ οἰνοπότης συνλαλων ἦν τινι Φαρισαίῳ. ὁ οἰνοπότης εἶπεν τῷ Φαρισαίῳ, “τί καταφρονεῖτε με ?”


Translation: The Pharisees were always mocking the drunkard. It so happened that one day the drunkard was conversing with ...
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Exodus 10: 18 ηυξατο

What is the pronunciation for ηυξατο?
ΈΞΟΔΟΣ 10:18 εξηλθεν δε μωυσης απο φαραω και ηυξατο προς τον θεον
from https://m.baidu.com/from=1020227a/bd_pa ... d=jdqzrr1w
I have found ευξατο in the dictionary.

Website for texts with commas: https://www.academic-bible.com/en/onlin ... 74f7c8618/

I searched for Jeremiah 46: 24, but couldn't find it. Maybe it's somewhere in chapter 47. But I couldn't figure out where exactly it is. Please ...
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An "Ash Wednesday" Day Treat

T.S. Elliot, "Ash Wednesday" wrote:Teach us to care and not to care.
Teach us to sit still.
Even among these rocks,
Our peace in His will.

ἀμερίμνως ἀλλήλους φιλῶμεν.
καὶ δίδαξον ἡμᾶς, Κύριε, ἡσυχίαν ἔχειν.
κἀν τῇ πετρώδει γῇ,
εἰρήνην ἡμῶν εὕρωμεν ἐν τῷ θελήματι αὐτοῦ.
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αἰώνιον in Matthew 25:46, David Bentley Hart

Hart's translation of Matthew 25:46: And these shall go to the chastening of that Age, but the just to the life of that Age.

καὶ ἀπελεύσονται οὗτοι εἰς κόλασιν αἰώνιον, οἱ δὲ δίκαιοι εἰς ζωὴν αἰώνιον.

Apparently he does something similar in Mark 3:29, rendering it "answerable for a transgression in the Age," footnote "an age-long transgression."
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Parsing ὄψει γὰρ κομψότερον in Epictetus, Discourses 1.19.29

‘ἀλλὰ χρυσοῦν στέφανον φορήσω.’ — ‘εἰ ἅπαξ ἐπιθυμεῖς στεφάνου, ῥόδινον λαβὼν περίθου: ὄψει γὰρ κομψότερον.’

'You will look (intransitive = "appear")", "it will be seen (to be)" or "in appearance (it is or you will be)"?


Matt 5:23 THGNT Accent Question

Jonathan Robie recently posted on B-Greek, and I thought I would repost it here, knowing that we have some real accent mavens...

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I was reading Matthew 5:23 a few days ago and was surprised that it said this:

Matt 5:23 wrote:κἀκεῖ μνησθῇς ὅτι ὁ ἀδελφός σου ἔχει τί κατὰ σοῦ.


So I sent this to Dirk as a typo, and here is his response (shared with permission):

Dirk Jongkind wrote:The accent is intentional. Turns out that ...
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ἐνετύλιξεν and ἐντετυλιγμένον relationship btw the morphemes

Please comment on what I see as a differentiated use of the prefixed preposition:
Matthew 27:59 wrote:Καὶ λαβὼν τὸ σῶμα ὁ Ἰωσὴφ ἐνετύλιξεν αὐτὸ σινδόνι καθαρᾷ,

John 20:27 wrote:καὶ τὸ σουδάριον ὃ ἦν ἐπὶ τῆς κεφαλῆς αὐτοῦ, οὐ μετὰ τῶν ὀθονίων κείμενον, ἀλλὰ χωρὶς ἐντετυλιγμένον εἰς ἕνα τόπον.


The prefixed preposition ἐν- in Mt.27:59 is an adverb with lexical semantic morpheme τυλισσ- "wrapped inside", while in John 20:27, the ἐν- is taken together with the perfect morphological ...




John 6:4 τὸ πάσχα

Hort has a very long note on this verse, despite that face that NA gives no apparatus for it. The patristic evidence strongly indicates that τὸ πάσχα was not present in many texts of the 2nd/3rd century. It is, however, present in all of our manuscripts.

This verse is also one of the things that gives us John's 3-year ministry for Jesus, versus the apparently shorter period of the Synoptics.
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Acts 20:28 αἵματος τοῦ ἰδίου

Georg Luck convinced me with this. Westcott and Hort also have a long section on Acts 20:28 in their notes, and Hort, after dismissing the other normally suggested solutions, declares that it's quite possible that υἱοῦ dropped out very early in transmission.

Acts 20:28 W&H

προσέχετε ἑαυτοῖς καὶ παντὶ τῷ ποιμνίῳ, ἐν ᾧ ὑμᾶς τὸ πνεῦμα τὸ ἅγιον ἔθετο ἐπισκόπους, ποιμαίνειν τὴν ἐκκλησίαν τοῦ θεοῦ, ἣν περιεποιήσατο διὰ τοῦ αἵματος τοῦ ἰδίου


Georg Luck:

In ...
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