[GMark] Grammar Enquiry
Jeffrey B. Gibson
jgibson000 at comcast.net
Tue Jul 11 02:05:16 EDT 2006
John Gale wrote:
> Dear Jeffrey, Thank you responding. The translator is Ivan Panin (ex
> Harvard) "Numeric Greek New Testament" (1934) I have undertaken a
> research project on his hypothesis. My enquiry relates to the fact
> that he consistently uses the form aleeis as against alieis for
> "fisher (s)". (not a typographical error) My enquiry is therefore
> It is not grammatical question since there is not a whit of diggerence
> in meaning between the two words, And it is a question of which of
> these two words for fishermen (hALIEIS or hALEEIS is original to the
> text of Mk. 1:16, 17.
> Why would a competent scholar use this form?
The assumption at work here is that with respect to the Greek text and
matters biblical Panin ** was** a competent scholar, let alone one who
did not force his facts to fit his pet theories.
>From what I've been able to gather just in a quick google search, Panin
was, when it came to the Greek text of the Bible, a bit of a nut case
and a forerunner of Bible Code people, who selected what evidence
helped best to prove what he wanted to believe about the Bible and whose
mathematical musings and statistical calculations were not as sound as
they should have been.
Jeffrey B. Gibson, D.Phil. (Oxon)
1500 W. Pratt Blvd.
e-mail jgibson000 at comcast.net
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