At 8:09 PM -0400 8/13/96, Hubert Arthur Bahr III wrote:
>I think you have discovered the one redeeming feature of Erasmian
>pronunciation (it's phonetic). I can only hope there is never an
>"Erasmian" pronunciation of English.
Why do I have the disturbing suspicion that messages currently arriving
before us in B-Greek are intended to display the posters' ASSUMPTIONS more
than anything about either the Greek text or the Greek language?
Isn't it possible to argue a position regarding John 8:58 or anything else
that is a proper concern of this list without snidely remarking on
sectarian grounds for disregarding someone's judgment on a text or a point
of grammar? Granted that the weight of scholarly tradition may have a
bearing on the validity of a point of interpretation of a text or a point
of grammar, isn't the cogency of the argument being made in its own right
the primary matter for a reader of opinions offered in this forum to
consider? Is that too idealistic?
Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
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