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by ed krentz
November 22nd, 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: pronunciation difference between η and ει
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: pronunciation difference between η and ει

The modern Greek,pronunciation is called iotacism. Ai, Ei, oi, I, ETA, are all pronounced the same. It makes learning correct spelling difficult for beginners in the Greek language. That is why in teaching beginning Greek I did not use this modern Greek pronunciation, though I taught students about ...
by ed krentz
November 12th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Forum: Composition based on ancient texts
Topic: Coining a phrase
Replies: 15
Views: 334

Re: Coining a phrase

You should not be using the verb λέγω, which should be translated pronounce. Instead the proper verb would be ονομάζω, to give a name to something.
by ed krentz
October 24th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Meta Language
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Meta Language

Look it up in the mega Lexikon yes hellenikes glosses.
It is the OXford lexicon os Greek.
by ed krentz
October 3rd, 2020, 12:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Answer Key to Machen
Replies: 16
Views: 15121

Re: Answer Key to Machen

I agree with Barry. I learned Attic Greek from the text book by Herbert Weir Smythe, the author of the standard grammar of Classical Greek. After that we read Xenophon’s Anabasis, Homer’s Odyssey, and Plato’s Apology. In graduate school We read widely all of Homer’s two epics in two semesters, three...
by ed krentz
September 13th, 2020, 11:53 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Eph 2:8 τοῦτο ... τὸ δῶρον
Replies: 10
Views: 574

Re: Eph 2:8 τοῦτο ... τὸ δῶρον

Barry Hofstetter is 100% right. Trading extensively in ancient Greek texts is indispensable.

I recall reading a Greek historian who began his text with a δε’ as the second word. We debated for an hour how that term should be translated, ending, as I recall, withe the translation “now”.
by ed krentz
March 30th, 2016, 12:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: τοῦτ᾽ εστιν
Replies: 20
Views: 7885

Re: τοῦτ᾽ εστιν

What Carl Conrad writes makes great good sense. Thus discussion is about Logomachy! Whether ife is one word or two makes no difference to its pronunciation or meaning. One might trust that scribes of Greek mss knew how to write it.
by ed krentz
February 5th, 2016, 1:10 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 30678

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

When I took Greek Composition in Grad School under Prof. Saul Levin his rule was that I had to be able to cite an ancient author who used the vocabulary in the sense I used it or the construction in the way I used it. I paged LSJ extensively to validate my translation of Lincoln's Gettisburg Address...
by ed krentz
January 24th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concordance including all the versions?
Replies: 104
Views: 39831

Re: Concordance including all the versions?

Please observe standard terminology. Youn are seeking to list all variant readings, not versions.

Version is the technical term for translations of the original text (i.e. the Greek) , e. g, Latin Armenian, Coptic, Syriac, etc. ;)
by ed krentz
January 19th, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Eph. 2:1, 5 and ὄντας with the dative case of the clause
Replies: 17
Views: 6550

Re: Eph. 2:1, 5 and ὄντας with the dative case of the clause

Please note that Ephesians 1:3-12 is one sentence. The main verb is implied n the Blessed be the God etc in v. 3. You are discussing the verb in a relative clause.
by ed krentz
February 21st, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Why Study Extrabiblical Greek Texts?
Replies: 14
Views: 3561

Re: Why Study Extrabiblical Greek Texts?

One does not study extra-biblical Greek because it directly contributes to NT interpretation—though it can. Rather reading scads of ancient Greek gives one an instinctive feel for ancient Greek word order, enlarges one's understandiing of the possible nuances of Greek terms, and increases one's unde...

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