Help with searches in Greek

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Mike Finnie, MDiv, Theology | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Sep 1 2012 7:14 PM

I am studying Greek and was trying to see examples of adverbial participles, attributive participles, and substantive participles.  Is there a way to isolate these so I can see them in context?

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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 1 2012 7:32 PM


Good luck as you work on mastering Greek. However, a morphological search will not identify the different uses of the participle for you. While they may be structural clues to how a participle works (presence/absence of the article, positions in the sentence etc.) context is king in determining which type of participle you are viewing in any verse.

With that said some of the syntax resources in Logos can help. The Lexham Syntactic GNT (and its companion Lexham SGNT Notes) do label how participles function. However, remember that a measure of interpretation goes into classifying the functions of a participle, not everyone will agree with the decisions this resource makes.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 1 2012 7:55 PM

Mike Finnie:
Is there a way to isolate these so I can see them in context?

Easily = No.  One option is searching for various classifications of participle usage so could build passage lists.

For grins, searched in a Greek Grammars collection for adverbial NEAR participle then opened two of the search results:r

The Greek New Testament Insert resource has 11 examples of adverbial participles so opened up Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament to several example references.  For visual filter highlighting, personally use an image over participles to remind me that participles have verbal and noun aspects.

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