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by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

Jax wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:16 pm
I wonder does Iaosotos make sense? At least with Paul?
Why do you keep adding an -os to it? It ceases to make sense when you do that.
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Identities Verification.
Replies: 18
Views: 18819

Re: Identities Verification.

perseusomega9 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:53 pm
it just needs repeating

Did I ever tell you that Mrs. McCave
Had twenty-three sons and she named them all Dave?

— Theodore Geisel (also known as Dr. Seuss).

by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

For me it's main value is allowing me to better understand the mindset of the people who wrote the early texts without a possibly biased interpretation getting in the way of that understanding. It's a tool that I don't really need to fully master to use to my advantage. Better understanding the min...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

Jax wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:21 pm
This is why I value your input so much. 👍
Heh, thanks. It is an intricate and rewarding language.
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

How has the Greek study been coming along, Lane?
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

So Iaosoter? Could it be made into a proper name? Feel free to tell me to bugger off any time. I don't want to use up time you could be putting to constructive use. Ha ha. All is fine. Iaо̄sо̄tēr? Seems like it could be possible. Theophoric names can be made in a variety of ways. Here is the releva...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

No problem. Would Theosoteros be right though? Just checking my grasp of Greek. Well, it looks like you are going for something like θεός σωτήρ, right? (God is Savior.) So the -os ending does not belong there, does it? (In Θεόδοτος, the two elements are θεός + δοτός, noun + adjective; the -os endin...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:49 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

No problem. Would Theosoteros be right though? Just checking my grasp of Greek. Well, it looks like you are going for something like θεός σωτήρ, right? (God is Savior.) So the -os ending does not belong there, does it? (In Θεόδοτος, the two elements are θεός + δοτός, noun + adjective; the -os endin...
by Ben C. Smith
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Christian Texts and History
Topic: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark
Replies: 49
Views: 843

Re: Jesus / Christ in all of the NT: Matthew and Mark

Sure for us but both the Greeks and the Jews had names that were regular words tacked together like Erosthanos meaning beautiful strength. Our native English names also often mean something in English. Lots of surnames, for example, are just the names of medieval professions (Carpenter, Wright, Mas...