antelabeto Israe^l paidos autou, mne^sthe^nai eleousEzek. 18:22 πάντα τὰ παραπτώματα αὐτοῦ, ὅσα ἐποίησεν, οὐ μνησθήσεται· ἐν τῇ δικαιοσύνῃ αὐτοῦ, ᾗ ἐποίησεν, ζήσεται. Acts 10:31 καὶ φησίν· Κορνήλιε, εἰσηκούσθη σου ἡ προσευχὴ καὶ αἱ ἐλεημοσύναι σου ἐμνήσθησαν ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ.
Rev. 16:19 καὶ ἐγένετο ἡ πόλις ἡ μεγάλη εἰς τρία μέρη καὶ αἱ πόλεις τῶν ἐθνῶν ἔπεσαν. καὶ Βαβυλὼν ἡ μεγάλη ἐμνήσθη ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ δοῦναι αὐτῇ τὸ ποτήριον τοῦ οἴνου τοῦ θυμοῦ τῆς ὀργῆς αὐτοῦ.
Bartholomew wrote :
........The subject τὰ παραπτώματα (Ezek. 18:22) is not capable of memory, someone else has to do the remembering. The same holds true for αἱ ἐλεημοσύναι σου ἐμνήσθησαν in Acts 10:3. The Babylon example is a little more complex since Babylon is a metaphor. It might be argued that Babylon representing a group of humans and spiritual beings functioning as a unit and represented under the title Βαβυλὼν ἡ μεγάλη, might be capable of memory. However, the additional semantic role specified by ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ suggest that Babylon’s remembering is not what is in view.
I think "his pity to be remembered" or "so that his pity should be reminded of (again)" or "his transgressions are remembered" can be a reflection, I mean, a reflection by oneself rather than a remembrance by someone other. antelabeto Israe^l paidos autou, mne^sthe^nai eleous
To me, it is enough to be assured this can mean, as the use of the word mimne^sko^, either
theon mene^sthe^nai eleous (as gen. of the neut. form) --- mne^sthe^nai as active or middle in meaning
eleous (as acc. of the mascul. form) mne^sthe^nai --- mne^sthe^nai as passive in meaning
since I just wanted to know what meaning is correct as the usage of the word mimne^sko^.
Presently I'm just studying Greek rather than Bible. (I don't know yet what specific genre or text I really want to study.)
Paul Derouda wrote :
A Grammatical Analysis of Greek New Testament by Zerwick & Grosvenor
.....Btw, I recommend the above book; it's follows the whole NT verse by verse and explains all difficult (and not so difficult) constructions and words in context. Sometimes you notice it's written by Catholics though.viewtopic.php?f=2&t=46905&p=134126#p134126
.....For the New Testament I highly recommend the work I refer to above; it's a verse by verse commentary that explains about everything that's difficult in the text. In the beginning, there's a list of the 60 most common words in the NT, to learn by heart; all other words are explained in the commentary each time they are encountered, so you could even read the NT without a dictionnary with this book.
....Usually the first thing I do when I start reading a new work is trying to find what commentaries (and dictionnaries) exist. Google is good for finding out what exists. Amazon is also good for finding out what (especially new) books exist (even if I'm not going to buy them). BMCR (Bryn Mawr Classical Review)http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/
has reviews on books that have come out in the last 20 years. Just google "BMCR Aristophanes Wealth commentary" or whatever. For many works, Perseus Digital Library has a commentary available (on the right side of the screen when you read the text), old stuff. Archive.org has old books available (google "archive.org gospel luke commentary"; first result looks like an interesting work from 1902).
Thank you Paul.
I got an idea about how people here do.
Bartholomew's post was too professional for me to imitate.
But by that I see how one can do in reading a place of a text.
Since I'm not in university and even living in a rural area where there is no physical academic access and don't have a physical teacher, I have had no idea how people of study do.
I have tackled the texts only with LSJ and Smyth, occasionally throwing a post and seeking a consultation here, and have not used commentaries and essays at all,
because searching and reading both (LSJ-Smyth + other references online or on books) is too heavy for my present ability.
How do you think I should do now ?
In what style should I study with my present ability ?
I think I can't do both for now. (Only, I do the searching on LSJ and Smyth very meticulously.)
Is there any advice ?