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by Shirley Rollinson
November 11th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Matt
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Intro - Matt

Welcome to B-Greek, Matt - I'd recommend reading the GNT every day - let the "real Greek" form your thinking, rather than the 'grammarians' Greek' :-) I can recommend the book by Grosvenor and Zerwick to help you understand the text. All the best with your studies and teaching. If you want a textboo...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 4th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

For my part, I like "complicated." It suggests the overtones of Horace's Latin epithet ( duplex Ulixes without tilting definitely in that direction. This is, after all, the man who lies to Athena immediately upon his return to Ithaca and forces the rugged swineherd Eumaeus to come only to slow reco...
by Shirley Rollinson
October 26th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Once you've learned the 24 lower case letters then move to upper case letters. The ratio of lower case letters to upper case letters in the actual Greek text is considerably more. Basically, the only times a capital letter is used in NT Greek is on Proper nouns (Barnabas, Judea, etc.), at the begin...
by Shirley Rollinson
October 18th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brad Jones
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Brad Jones

I am considering starting the process of teaching myself Greek and so have zero experience in this field of study. I serve in full time campus outreach ministry. I'm looking forward to learning from the forum! ++++++++++++++ Welcome to B-Greek, Brad You're welcome to check out the textbook I have a...
by Shirley Rollinson
September 29th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Introduction

Yassas Matthew
Welcome to B-Greek.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm Shirley Rollinson, presently teaching Greek at ENMU (Eastern New Mexico University).
And New Mexico is part of the USA :-)
by Shirley Rollinson
September 22nd, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Numbers 21:13
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Numbers 21:13

The wandering of Moses is envisioned around a desert temperate, but when i read the Septuagint , Moses is wandering around a snowy temperate Numbers 21:31 ' the Lord set the Snow on fire ' Winter-torrents of Arnon Αρνων - ἀρνών - ἀρνός - ἔριον * Wool Psalms 147:16 χιόνα ὡσεὶ ἔριον * Snow like wool ...
by Shirley Rollinson
September 22nd, 2017, 2:13 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Numbers 21:13
Replies: 12
Views: 534

Re: Numbers 21:13

You will get more out of your work if you focus on learning Greek grammar as the key to understanding the Greek without appealing to outside sources. Best of luck to you as you continue your studies. I am more towards lexicology rather then Grammar, i can translate words but i struggle forming sent...
by Shirley Rollinson
August 29th, 2017, 7:24 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ σῶμά μου
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ σῶμά μου

RandallButh wrote:
August 29th, 2017, 10:07 am
True. And you explained this well.
except that δούς is an aorist, too.
OOooppsss :oops:
by Shirley Rollinson
August 28th, 2017, 8:03 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ σῶμά μου
Replies: 14
Views: 1098

Re: τοῦτό ἐστιν τὸ σῶμά μου

thanks again for your replies. I continued to think about this, and I ask you to please translate this for me, - it's not written literally in this way, but I believe it would help on the way to better understanding of our original verse; How would you, please, translate this: ἐσθιόντων δὲ αὐτῶν λα...
by Shirley Rollinson
August 12th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.
Replies: 9
Views: 804

Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

71 years old and I have decided to undertake a Biblical Greek language study. I would like to be able to read the New Testament in the original language. I have never taken a language other than my native language. I am taking the course at the Tallahassee Christian College and Training Center for ...