Keep Your Greek (8)

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Paradigms
Write out or recite the Aorist, Middle, Indicative of λυω – to loose
(1s)
(2s)
(3s)
(1p)
(2p)
(3p)

Principal Parts
Write out or recite the principal parts for τρεχω – to run
(Present Active)
(Future Active)
(Aorist Active)
(Perfect Active)
(Perfect Passive)
(Aorist Passive)

Greek Reading and Translation
Each day read through the 10 verses below and translate each of them over the coming week. (To assist with your translation you can work directly in an Excel spreadsheet or print off a PDF copy for handwritten translations)
Excel: (8) John 2.20-3.4
PDF: (8) John 2.20-3.4

(Jn 2:20-3:4 NA28-Mounce)
20 εἶπαν οὖν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι · τεσσεράκοντα καὶ ἓξ ἔτεσιν οἰκοδομήθη ὁ ναὸς οὗτος, καὶ σὺ ἐν τρισὶν ἡμέραις ἐγερεῖς αὐτόν ; 21 ἐκεῖνος δὲ ἔλεγεν περὶ τοῦ ναοῦ τοῦ σώματος αὐτοῦ. 22 ὅτε οὖν ἠγέρθη ἐκ νεκρῶν, ἐμνήσθησαν οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ὅτι τοῦτο ἔλεγεν, καὶ ἐπίστευσαν τῇ γραφῇ καὶ τῷ λόγῳ ὃν εἶπεν ὁ Ἰησοῦς. 23 Ὡς δὲ ἦν ἐν τοῖς Ἱεροσολύμοις ἐν τῷ πάσχα ἐν τῇ ἑορτῇ, πολλοὶ ἐπίστευσαν εἰς τὸ ὄνομα αὐτοῦ θεωροῦντες αὐτοῦ τὰ σημεῖα ἃ ἐποίει · 24 αὐτὸς δὲ Ἰησοῦς οὐκ ἐπίστευεν αὐτὸν αὐτοῖς διὰ τὸ αὐτὸν γινώσκειν πάντας 25 καὶ ὅτι οὐ χρείαν εἶχεν ἵνα τις μαρτυρήσῃ περὶ τοῦ ἀνθρώπου · αὐτὸς γὰρ ἐγίνωσκεν τί ἦν ἐν τῷ ἀνθρώπῳ. 1 Ἦν δὲ ἄνθρωπος ἐκ τῶν Φαρισαίων, Νικόδημος ὄνομα αὐτῷ, ἄρχων τῶν Ἰουδαίων · 2 οὗτος ἦλθεν πρὸς αὐτὸν νυκτὸς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ · ῥαββί, οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀπὸ θεοῦ ἐλήλυθας διδάσκαλος · οὐδεὶς γὰρ δύναται ταῦτα τὰ σημεῖα ποιεῖν ἃ σὺ ποιεῖς, ἐὰν μὴ ᾖ ὁ θεὸς μετʼ αὐτοῦ. 3 ἀπεκρίθη Ἰησοῦς καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ · ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω σοι, ἐὰν μή τις γεννηθῇ ἄνωθεν, οὐ δύναται ἰδεῖν τὴν βασιλείαν τοῦ θεοῦ. 4 λέγει πρὸς αὐτὸν [ὁ] Νικόδημος · πῶς δύναται ἄνθρωπος γεννηθῆναι γέρων ὤν ; μὴ δύναται εἰς τὴν κοιλίαν τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ δεύτερον εἰσελθεῖν καὶ γεννηθῆναι;

Grammar
Each day this week, skim read through a chapter of your first Greek Grammar or one you are familiar with. (skim reading a specific chapter, either sequentially or randomly, and completing it each day of the week will re-enforce foundational topics and help to move them into long term memory)

Keep Your Greek (8)
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Answers to Keep Your Greek (8)

Paradigms
Write out or recite the Aorist, Middle, Indicative of λυω – to loose
(1s) ἐ λυ σ αμην
(2s) ἐ λυ σ ω
(3s) ἐ λυ σ ατο
(1p) ἐ λυ σ αμεθα
(2p) ἐ λυ σ ασθε
(3p) ἐ λυ σ αντο

Principal Parts
Write out or recite the principal parts for τρεχω – to run
(Present Active) τρεχω
(Future Active) ~
(Aorist Active) ἐδραμον
(Perfect Active) ~
(Perfect Passive) ~
(Aorist Passive) ~

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One thought on “Keep Your Greek (8)

  1. Hi Tony: Another great posting. The principle parts of τρεχω got me. Forgot that the root form is in the second aorist εδραμον. Great job on balancing out the harder stuff on principle parts with the parsings of old familiar λυω. I was listening to a sermon from a Ligonier Conference (R.C Sproul’s ministry) on Jesus’ comments in John 2:21 ἐκεῖνος δὲ ἔλεγεν περὶ τοῦ ναοῦ τοῦ σώματος αὐτοῦ. The speaker suggested that Jesus was alluding to the temple not made with hands or the stone not cut by human hands in Daniel 2. He also suggested that this was another way Jesus was referencing his Deity, something of which the Jews would had picked upon. I find it interesting too that Jesus’ statement at the end of 2:24 διὰ τὸ αὐτὸν γινώσκειν πάντας connects us to the reminder of His encyclopedic knowledge. Although I do think Jesus is giving us a glimpse of His Deity, yet I think it could be equally asserted that He is restraining Himself enough to express such within the confines and boundaries of his sinless human intuition. (per John 1:14; Philippians 2:1-11) Just some thoughts! Keep up the good work and blessings!

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