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by Jonathan Robie
November 15th, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: SBL 2019: Semantic Domains Across Languages
Replies: 0
Views: 73

SBL 2019: Semantic Domains Across Languages

Here's a session that I will be presenting at. It may be interesting to members of this forum. Semantic Domains Across Languages Randall Tan, presiding. 4:00-6:30, Saturday, Nov 23, HB-Sapphire 400B Louw and Nida’s Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament Based on Semantic Domains was the first le...
by Jonathan Robie
November 13th, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: New Greek Teacher

I appreciate and agree with Barry's responses. Let me respond to this part: I might be rustling some jimmies with this question: but how much value is added to New Testament interpretation by reviving Koine and turning it into an anachronistic living language usable only by the rare folk who care to...
by Jonathan Robie
November 9th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: New Greek Teacher

Adam, honestly, you are already doing a great deal that's right, and I think both you and your students will benefit. Doctor docendo discit! A couple of general principles: 1) Metalanguage discussion aside, the more your students and you engage in the Greek without English intervening the better. T...
by Jonathan Robie
November 8th, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 29
Views: 898

Re: New Greek Teacher

Besides the *road most traveled* and its emphasis on "acquiring grammatical meta-language," where can I find a comprehensive list of other approaches that I can try and analyze (if there is one)? The road most travelled is also the one best marked. Here's one experimental approach, but it is not ve...
by Jonathan Robie
November 4th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: 1 Peter 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: 1 Peter 2:17

Playing with the options, I think it's important to honor the parallelism of the last three verbs. I could emphasize that with a little extra punctuation: πάντας τιμήσατε - τὴν ἀδελφότητα ἀγαπᾶτε, τὸν Θεὸν φοβεῖσθε, τὸν βασιλέα τιμᾶτε. Let me play with this a little ... The aorist imperative πάντας ...
by Jonathan Robie
October 31st, 2019, 11:54 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: 1 Peter 2:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1162

Re: 1 Peter 2:17

I think the Exegetical Summaries are helpful to describe the relationship among these four verbs. It provides a variety of explanations, some more plausible than others. QUESTION—What is the significance of the aorist imperative τιμήσατε ‘honor’ followed by three present imperatives, ‘love, fear, ho...
by Jonathan Robie
October 26th, 2019, 3:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Γεια σας!
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Γεια σας!

Sorry, we don't do demotic here.

There are some modern Greek forums on the Web.
by Jonathan Robie
October 26th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Γεια σας!
Replies: 6
Views: 678

Re: Γεια σας!

Welcome, Martin!

One thing to watch out for: this is a forum for biblical Greek, not modern Greek. Judging by your first post, it looks like you are more involved with modern Greek?

χάρις σοι!
by Jonathan Robie
October 21st, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

The usual answer is that professional scribes can write small but less practiced people write big. Let me quote from the blog entry I pointed to: Further, there is very little unusual in the fact that the writing of Paul’s autographic subscription is larger than that of the professional scribe. Lar...
by Jonathan Robie
October 20th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ
Replies: 7
Views: 1316

Re: Galatians 4:12-14 Γίνεσθε ὡς ἐγώ

Paul gives another hint in Galatians 6:11 Ἴδετε πηλίκοις ὑμῖν γράμμασιν ἔγραψα τῇ ἐμῇ χειρί. When he writes in his own hand, he does it in really big letters. Perhaps because he had problems with his eyes? Due to the discovery of manuscripts which do this, the general consensus is that it was done ...

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