For an Informed Love of God
|This verse is pretty straight forward although there is interesting background to a few of the statements.
|The trick with this verse is to see that the direct objects are both repeated twice. And be sure to have a class discussion about the verb "lift up; remove." Be prepared for a potentially somewhat heated theological discussion.
|No surprises here.
|When there are parallel thoughts in a sentence, Greek (and most languages) can leave out information in the second half that is to be assumed from the first half. This is where phrasing will really help you
|Double negatives don't cancel each other in Greek; they strengthen the statement.
|There is a lot in this verse, unusual tenses, and interesting textual variants.
|A good example of the middle, and how some of the nice, neat definitions in Classical Greek no longer apply.
|Verse 8 illustrates how even in the indicative tenses can have no time significance, and also why you must have a good Greek–English dictionary.
|This verse is pretty easy, but it does have a good review of liquid verbs (BBG 22.3-5)
|Another example of liquid verbs, and an explanation of two of the symbols used in textual criticism
|No surprises here.
|Easy verse, but watch the breathing on the first word.
|We meet our first genitive of comparison and also see the nuances of word order.
|Can you be a disobedient child of God?
|Two double accusatives, and watch out for the relative clause
|This is a more challenging verse, not only its theology but also its compound and μι verbs.
|Does the plural ταῦτα refer back to the previous teachings, or does it point forward to ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους? If it poi ts forward, why is ταῦτα plural?
|Are you going to translate εἰ as “if” or “since”? And is πρῶτον an adjective or adverb, and does it make a difference?
|There's lots of stuff in this verse. Second-class contrary-to-fact conditional sentence. ἄν with a non-subjunctive verb. Interesting changes of tenses. And a great discussion point in class: what does ἐξελεξάμην ὑμᾶς refer to?
|No real surprises