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Rules for Ascertaining the Sense Conveyed in Ancient Greek Manuscripts
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Rules for Ascertaining the Sense Conveyed in Ancient Greek Manuscripts


Cradock & Co. 1848

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The subject considered in the following pages has reference not to the sense conveyed by separate words in the Greek language, but to the combined sense conveyed by two or more words. Heinfetter expresses, in the form of rules, every peculiarity, whether of form, government, arrangement, expression, or omission of words, that invariably attends any particular character or description of sense.

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Key Features

  • Examines the “sense” of words when they are grouped together
  • Offers six different rule categories that determine the “sense” of grouped words
  • Attempts to eliminate dispute over the meaning of passages based on the acceptance of proposed rules
  • Provides an excellent guide for pastors and students while bypassing general grammar rules


  • Rules Relating to Sentences
  • Rules of Regular Arrangement
  • Rules of Irregular Arrangement
  • Rules of Government
  • Rules Relating to Punctuation
  • Rules Relating to Translation
  • Rules Relating to Sense

Product Details

  • Title: Rules for Ascertaining the Sense Conveyed in Ancient Greek Manuscripts
  • Author: Herman Heinfetter
  • Publisher: Cradock & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1848
  • Pages: 48
  • Christian Group: Evangelical
  • Resource Type: Grammars
  • Topic: Greek

About Herman Heinfetter

Herman Heinfetter was the pseudonym used for Frederick Parker (1808–1888). Parker was a member of the Anglo-Biblical Institute and was the author of An English Version of the New Testament from the Text of the Vatican Manuscript, a literal rendering of the New Testament that was originally published serially.