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Biblical philology

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A Super Bowl Sunday treat

For Patriot fans:

αἱ σφαῖραι ἐξεφυσήσαντο.

For everyone else:

αἱ σφαῖραι ἐξεφυσήθησαν.
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Galatians 6:6 - Pay the preacher! (Or not)

Again I have a hard time understanding what Paul wanted to say:

Κοινωνείτω δὲ ὁ κατηχούμενος τὸν λόγον τῷ κατηχοῦντι ἐν πᾶσιν ἀγαθοῖς.

What does Paul want the the one being taught to do?
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An MLK Day treat

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.

μὴ κατὰ χρῶτα, ἀλλὰ κατ' ἀρετήν.

I was unable to capture the alliteration or any of the poetry of the original. I'm not real happy with my attempt to capture the essence.

Alternate renderings into Greek of this or any ...
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Revelation 3:10: Roman Empire or Whole World?

Hello everyone! :)

This one is about eschatology (or not?). Let´s see what you think:


Rev 3:10: ὅτι ἐτήρησας τὸν λόγον τῆς ὑπομονῆς μου, κἀγώ σε τηρήσω ἐκ τῆς ὥρας τοῦ πειρασμοῦ τῆς μελλούσης ἔρχεσθαι ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκουμένης ὅλης πειράσαι τοὺς κατοικοῦντας ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς "

Is the hour of test affecting the Roman Empire or the whole globe?
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ὅστις in Matt 2:6

Matt 2:6 wrote:ὅστις ποιμανεῖ τὸν λαόν μου τὸν Ἰσραήλ.


I'm struggling here with ὅστις. What would the change in meaning be if it had read ὅς instead of ὅστις? Any thoughts?
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A Female προστάτις in Romans 16:2

Hello everyone,

here is another interesting one on Paul and women:

Romans 16:
1 συνίστημι δὲ ὑμῖν φοίβην τὴν ἀδελφὴν ἡμῶν, οὗσαν διάκονον τῆς ἐκκλησίας τῆς ἐν κεγχρεαῖς,
2 ἵνα αὐτὴν προσδέξησθε ἐν κυρίῳ ἀξίως τῶν ἁγίων, καὶ παραστῆτε αὐτῇ ἐν ᾧ ἂν ὑμῶν χρῄζῃ πράγματι, καὶ γὰρ αὐτὴ προστάτις πολλῶν ἐγενήθη καὶ ἐμοῦ αὐτοῦ.

3 ἀσπάσασθε πρίσκαν καὶ ἀκύλαν τοὺς συνεργούς μου ἐν χριστῶ ἰησοῦ,

What, do you think, was Phoebe´s role? And ...
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ἤ in 1Corinthians 14:36

Hello everyone!

I am 27, German and currently studying theology and working as a bible teacher. I was wondering whether you could help me with a translation. The question is: How would you translate the ἤ in verse 36?

34 αἱ γυναῖκες ἐν ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις σιγάτωσαν, οὐ γὰρ ἐπιτρέπεται αὐταῖς λαλεῖν· ἀλλὰ ὑποτασσέσθωσαν, καθὼς καὶ ὁ νόμος λέγει.
35 εἰ δέ τι μαθεῖν θέλουσιν, ἐν οἴκῳ τοὺς ἰδίους ἄνδρας ἐπερωτάτωσαν, αἰσχρὸν γάρ ἐστιν γυναικὶ λαλεῖν ...
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Mariza with κοινή Greek Narration

A nice simple story with beautiful aniamtion which has been given a Koine narration and Koine subtittles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WleTVmtui5I
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A Hanukkah treat

ἐς κόρακας ὁ Οἰδίπους! τὴν μητέρα δεῖ φιλῆσαι.

Oedipus-Schmedipus. Αs long as he loves his mother!

Alternate Greek translations are welcome.
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