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by Brian Gould
September 15th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: From παλαιστή to πῆχυς (Psalm 39:5, Matt 6:27, Luke 12:25)
Replies: 0
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From παλαιστή to πῆχυς (Psalm 39:5, Matt 6:27, Luke 12:25)

Before I start, allow me to say that I hope this post is in order, in accordance with B-Greek house rules, and that this is the right forum for it. If not, please feel free to move it or delete it. NT translators and editors find it difficult to make up their minds about Jesus’ saying reported in Ma...
by Brian Gould
September 7th, 2019, 6:13 am
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν
Replies: 14
Views: 630

Re: Translation of the Words ἓν, ἤρξαντο, ἀναφορὰν ἔχειν

I'd just like to add a further comment about Dr. Rollinson's fine book. A month or two ago I was looking for a suitable textbook for home study. I liked the look of Dr. Rollinson's book, so I downloaded it and showed it to an online acquaintance who is a professor of Classical Greek at Cambridge Uni...
by Brian Gould
July 23rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Re: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)

Thank you, Tony, for taking the trouble to give such a fully documented answer to my question. Iver Larsen’s long article, in particular, makes a compelling case that “seventy-seven times,” rather than “seventy times seven times,” is more likely to be the correct translation of ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά i...
by Brian Gould
July 20th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)
Replies: 2
Views: 526

Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)

“Seventy-seven” in Hebrew, “but “seventy times seven” in Greek: כִּ֥י שִׁבְעָתַ֖יִם יֻקַּם־ קָ֑יִן וְלֶ֖מֶךְ שִׁבְעִ֥ים וְשִׁבְעָֽה׃ ὅτι ἑπτάκις ἐκδεδίκηται ἐκ Καιν ἐκ δὲ Λαμεχ ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά Is it known what the Seventy had in mind when they made the change? Can it have been simply to make Lam...
by Brian Gould
July 2nd, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 93
Views: 36842

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

Learning modern Hebrew will only assist in learning biblical Hebrew, but learning modern Hebrew is not sufficient for proficiency in the biblical language. Since you live in Israel, maybe you can confirm or deny this. What I was told is that for someone who has learned modern Hebrew, reading the Bi...
by Brian Gould
June 8th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Center for New Testament Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 8602

Re: Center for New Testament Restoration

As a newcomer to B-Greek, and also to the study of Biblical Greek, I apologize if I have misunderstood anything in your earlier posts on this thread, but I would like to ask you this: Will the CNTR project make it possible to click on any verse in the NT and see at a glance all the different manuscr...
by Brian Gould
May 28th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

Thank you, Barry. Would you say it's a plausible conjecture, then, that that explains why the LXX translators slipped an extra vowel into Σαλωμὼν?
by Brian Gould
May 28th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Introduction

Okay, Jason. Thanks!
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3915

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. There are two Hebrew translations of the NT in common use, and in both of them John’s word λόγος is translated as דָּבָר ( davar or dabar ). Assuming that this is the...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 1365

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

And there is a possible (rather, probable) typo in another footnote: 3 P.Leid. X, 1: “To get lead to harden, melt it, sprinkle it with flaked alum and vitriol, ground fine and mixed together; and it will be hard” (καὶ ἔσται σλκηρός); c “σκληροκαρδία, σκληρός, σκληρότης, σκληροτράχηλος, σκληρύνω,” T...

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