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by Shirley Rollinson
February 1st, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: ἄρτι vs νῦν
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: ἄρτι vs νῦν

My gut feeling (and it's only that, I haven't the time to do a proper search right now) is that ἄρτι can carry a sense of "up until now", and νῦν can carry a sense of "now, at this moment" Shirley R. How do you read ἕως ἄρτι? ἕως ἄρτι - "up until now" - but those are only 'gut feelings' from how I'...
by Shirley Rollinson
January 31st, 2018, 6:59 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: ἄρτι vs νῦν
Replies: 14
Views: 381

Re: ἄρτι vs νῦν

My gut feeling (and it's only that, I haven't the time to do a proper search right now) is that ἄρτι can carry a sense of "up until now", and νῦν can carry a sense of "now, at this moment"
Shirley R.
by Shirley Rollinson
January 31st, 2018, 6:52 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: Conjugation of φέρω: ἤνεγκαν, ἠνέχθη, etc?
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Conjugation of φέρω: ἤνεγκαν, ἠνέχθη, etc?

Some of the forms of φέρω seem totally unrelated to φέρω in just about every visual way. Is there any way to explain why φέρω looks so different in these forms? If you need some help with similar verbs, check out the chapters of the Online Textbook http://www.drshirley.org/greek/textbook02/chapter2...
by Shirley Rollinson
January 5th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται
Replies: 9
Views: 389

Re: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται

Several things are suggested here. 1) Prepositions don't easily map from one language to another, in what one would expect from having learned the initial glosses at the beginning level. We were just discussing this in our Latin 4 lit class the other day. 2) Individual authors might use different p...
by Shirley Rollinson
December 15th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Apparently the Greek Orthodox Church has also done a bit of re-writing : "ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν" (eg. at http://www.orthodoxprayer.org/Lords_Prayer.html (though the rest of the text follows Matthew rather than Luke) Maybe they think it's best to say we're working on forgiving the...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 27th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Hi Everyone, I am beginning to work through Proverbs in the LXX. I am working through NT books for research purposes, but I want a greek project that I can do for fun/enjoyment/devotional purposes outside of my regular study. As I am not very familiar with the greek of the LXX myself, I wanted to q...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 27th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Stuart
Replies: 5
Views: 335

Re: Intro - Stuart

Hello all, I'm a complete noob to Greek, though I've been trying to learn since the 90's so I'm here trying to find resources on how to learn. I can't go to college or university for a whole host of reasons (e.g. lack of money, children, work, and I'm already currently studying a certificate in pro...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 11th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Matt
Replies: 8
Views: 381

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: 406

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: 933

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...