Re: Writing in Koine Greek? Why bother???

Mr. Timothy T. Dickens (
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 16:03:33

I can't resist a reply to Timothy's comment:
>"If you start out with Koine, learning classical Greek will seem
> like a nightmare."
>Although I would wholeheartedly endorse a recommendation to learn
> classical Greek first, the fact of the matter is that I started
with koine and classical came later, after graduation from seminary.

TTD: Dear Don,

Before I ever studied classical Greek, I studied Koine. Koine
help me to understand what was going on with regards to the
classical grammar. Koine was by far easier, but classical was a
killer, and sometimes still is. Perhaps, if Greek NT teachers (and
their students) had the command of the Koine, like classical
teachers command Pindar, there would be no B-Greek.


Timothy T. Dickens
Smyrna, GA Home School

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