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histekei

I was reading the first part of an NT book just for whim. To see how far I can go before I get knocked down. :)
John 1:35

Th=? e)pau/rion pa/lin i(sth/kei )Iwa/nhj kai\ e)k tw=n maqhtw=n au)tou= du/o,

Attic pluperfect, 3rd. sg. of i(/sthmi is ei(sth/kei. Perseus has no morphological link for this occurrence. Is it a common variation in koine?
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agios pneuma

"Pneuma" is neuter but modified by a masculine adjective. Was this a deliberate choice of the NT writers? Could they have gone with "agion" or "agie" just as well?
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BBG workbook chapter 9 line 14 (second edition)

This line reads as follows; "e)n toi=j lo/goij Daui\d toi=j e)sxa/toij e)sti\n o( a)riqmo\j ui(w=n Leui\ A)po\ ei)kosaetou=j kai\ e)pa/nw
This sentence means something like; "by the last words of David, this is the number of the the sons of Levi, from twenty years old and over."
My question is; I have to supply the pronoun 'this' in order to make sense of this line. Without having the context of this sentence, can I know ...
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Comma placement

In Luke 23:43

He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

Could this also be interpreted as, "I say to you today, you will..."

In other words is it more likely that "today" describes when "you will be with me" or when "I say to you".

kai eipen auto, Amen soi lego semeron met emou ese en to paradeiso.
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oikia vs oikos

Does anyone know the difference in meaning between oi)ki/a and oi)=koj ? (if there even is a difference.)
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Great IDEA!

It just looked sad that no one posted to this one yet :( , so I decided to go ahead :D

I love this textbook. It works great along with the Green textbook available right here on Textkit. They follow a similar approach (nouns first, verbs later...). I'd reccomend using them together.

I've got tons of questions about ...
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Imperfect and Aorist of fhmi

In NT Greek (maybe in koine in general) the imperfect and aorist forms of fhmi/ are said to be identical namely e)/fh.
In Classical Greek the imperfect is e)/fhn or e)fa/mhn and the aorist e)/fhsa.
Why would the usage of verb change from a more regular form to an irregular one, even more puzzeling considering that the later form is also ambiguous.
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Singular noun with plural pronoun

Hi all, this is from Matthew 1:21:
au)to/j ga\r sw=sei to\n lao\n au)tou~ a)po\ tw~n a(martiw~n au)tw~n
Well lao/n is singular but au)tw~n is plural. Why is that?
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alternate endings in third declension

I've been studying Mounce's BBG and I'm confused about the alternate endings he gives. <br /><br />Under masculine and feminine nominative he gives <br /><br />a / - (no case ending)<br /><br />and under the accusative singer m/f he gives <br /><br />a / n <br /><br />One more thing. The word fwj is nueter while the neuter does not receive a case ending. If the root is fwt and the t drops off then ...
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