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by ed krentz
October 24th, 2020, 9:30 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Meta Language
Replies: 23
Views: 1051

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: 14978

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: 542

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: 7831

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: 30542

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: 39690

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: 6443

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: 3549

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...
by ed krentz
February 17th, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἄρχομαι + infintive in Grimm-Thayer : Danker
Replies: 13
Views: 3549

Re: ἄρχομαι + infintive in Grimm-Thayer : Danker

I read the intro to BDAG and BAGD again. I was surprised to discover that the project for BAG 1957 was sponsored by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Fred Danker (sowie auch Ed Krentz und andere) was on the faculty of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis at that time. In 1969 there was a revolution of...
by ed krentz
February 10th, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Trivia: Which chapters have the most obscure words?
Replies: 14
Views: 3300

Re: Trivia: Which chapters have the most obscure words?

I suggest that the term "obscure" for rare words in NT texts is unfortunate. In ancient Greek the words are NOT obscure. Take Acts 27, for example. This is the only chapter in the NT that describes a sea voyage. But the terms are strange only to people who read only LXX and NT in Greek. Read ancient...

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