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Some oddities in biblic greek

I am learning greek and at the same time trying to read some parts of the Old Testament (in the Septuaginta). The last time I learned greek in school was 20 years ago, so it's quite a challenge... Also, sorry if my english is bad, my native language is french.

Here I am a bit puzzled by Genesis 32.27-28 (see http://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/physis/s ... 2.asp?pg=3 but I use a recent edition ...
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Recognising Gender in -ος ending

I have been studying hermeneutics. I have difficulty in recognizing gender in Koine Greek. Since both masculine and feminine ends in -os. E.g. Λογoς and όδος. Both of those two words end in -ος. How would I know the gender use?
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Col 2:23 what goes with what?

Col 2:23:
ἅτινά ἐστιν λόγον μὲν ἔχοντα σοφίας ἐν ἐθελοθρησκίᾳ καὶ ταπεινοφροσύνῃ καὶ ἀφειδίᾳ σώματος, οὐκ ἐν τιμῇ τινι πρὸς πλησμονὴν τῆς σαρκός.


This is one of the most difficult verses in the Greek New Testament. Some have argued that the text as it stands is corrupt.

Should ἐστιν be construed with ἔχοντα as a periphrastic present ("which things have a word of wisdom...") or is ἔχοντα a separate participle clause and does ἐστιν ...
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Family 35 (Kr) printing soon!

Some great news, especially those who favor the byzantine manuscripts (as I do!):

I've been working with Dr. Wilbur Pickering to prepare his Greek text for printing as it appears in Family 35 (aka kr), hence my lack of recent posting, and if everything goes as planned, it will hopefully be available as a printed edition on Amazon by the end of this spring! It will also include a full apparatus that compares the text ...
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Early Christian Writings website

Here's what looks like an extremely useful site that I've just come across:
http://earlychristianwritings.com/intro.html
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The Reason for the Season Luke 2:1-21

Luke 2:1-21 wrote:Ἐγένετο δὲ ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις ἐκείναις, ἐξῆλθεν δόγμα παρὰ Καίσαρος Αὐγούστου, ἀπογράφεσθαι πᾶσαν τὴν οἰκουμένην. 2 Αὕτη ἡ ἀπογραφὴ πρώτη ἐγένετο ἡγεμονεύοντος τῆς Συρίας Κυρηνίου. 3 Καὶ ἐπορεύοντο πάντες ἀπογράφεσθαι, ἕκαστος εἰς τὴν ἰδίαν πόλιν. 4 Ἀνέβη δὲ καὶ Ἰωσὴφ ἀπὸ τῆς Γαλιλαίας, ἐκ πόλεως Ναζαρέτ, εἰς τὴν Ἰουδαίαν, εἰς πόλιν Δαυίδ, ἥτις καλεῖται Βηθλέεμ, διὰ τὸ εἴναι αὐτὸν ἐξ οἴκου καὶ πατριᾶς Δαυίδ, 5 ἀπογράψασθαι σὺν Μαριὰμ τῇ μεμνηστευμένῃ αὐτῷ γυναικί, οὔσῃ ἐγκύῳ. ...
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Arzt-Grabner NT commentary

Anyone happen to have seen or have views on Arzt-Grabner's papyrological commentary on NT?
New volume just published: Peter Arzt-Grabner, 2. Korinther, unter Mitarbeit von Ruth E. Kritzer, Papyrologische Kommentare zum Neuen Testament 4, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2014, 583 pages, ISBN 978-3-525-51002-5, price: EUR 120,00.
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Nativity Story.

So I may have mentioned that in my first year of Greek, for the last session or two, we sat and read the nativity story. It was quite a change in that it wasn't classical Greek, I don't think anyone was Christian and it was so unexpected but given the season it was a wonderful departure.

Given Textkit's love of reading threads wouldn't it be nice to go through it? though its actually pretty late ...
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Does Payne's take on 1 Tim 2:12 pass the smell test?

1 Tim 2:12 (N.A. 27)
διδάσκειν δὲ γυναικὶ οὐκ ἐπιτρέπω, οὐδὲ αὐθεντεῖν ἀνδρός, ἀλλ' εἶναι ἐν ἡσυχίᾳ.


One Philip Payne has written an article in which he finds a way to claim that Paul is not preventing women from teaching here, but only preventing women from teaching in a way that would include them having authority over men. The full article is here:

http://www.pbpayne.com/wp-admin/Payne20 ... im2_12.pdf

from which ...
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Mark 5:18 αὐτοῦ

Mark 5:18 wrote:καὶ ἐμβαίνοντος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὸ πλοῖον παρεκάλει αὐτὸν ὁ δαιμονισθεὶς ἵνα μετ᾿ αὐτοῦ ᾖ


I have a question about the use of αὐτοῦ in this verse, it may seem arbitrary, but I think "knowing the answer" will help me understand some of the syntax here. So, here's my question:

Should we see αὐτοῦ with the participle in a "Genitive absolute" construction or does it go with πλοῖον? The difference would be...

Genitive absolute: "And ...
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