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by ed krentz
April 19th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: More flashcards?
Replies: 10
Views: 4020

Re: More flashcards?

If you memorize all the terms that occur 10 times or more in the GNT, you will be able to read over 90% of the GNT at sight. Use Bruce Metzger's book that lists words in terms of frequency.

Of course, you will also need to memorize the principle parts of all the irregular Greek verbs.

Ed Krrentz
by ed krentz
March 18th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Cremer's Lexicon
Replies: 4
Views: 1960

Re: Cremer's Lexicon

Cremer's lexicon was at the cutting edge when it was first published. In many ways it4 was the model ffor the later 10 volume TDNT. But like Thayer, it is also now dated, ante-dating the use of papyri and inscriptions for understanding the significance of Greek terms. BGAG is far superior--though ii...
by ed krentz
February 18th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?
Replies: 28
Views: 15496

Re: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?

I read the NT in Greek all the time; I rarely open any English translation. After all, one can read 90% of the NT at sight if one knows all the words that occur 10 or more times in the NT. [Of course it presumes that you also know the principal parts of irregular verbs.] It's a goal that any serious...
by ed krentz
February 5th, 2013, 11:30 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Determining Which Version [edition] a Greek Text Belongs
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Re: Determining Which Version a Greek Text Belongs

Please use correct language. Version should not be used of different editions of the Greek NT, since version by definition means a translation. The Vulgate is a version, Aland’s Greek NT is an edition etc.

Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
December 9th, 2012, 2:14 pm
Forum: Grammars
Topic: Conjunctions
Replies: 13
Views: 6042

Re: Conjunctions

The most complete discussion of conjunctions is in John Dewar Denniston's Greek Particles. Oxford University Press. It is a really outstanding piece of work.
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by ed krentz
November 30th, 2012, 12:12 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Patrologia Graece Migne
Replies: 8
Views: 6183

Re: Patrologia Graece Migne

The entire Migne Patrologia Graeca is available on line in PDF format on the Documenta Catholica Omnia website. The Greek text has a parallel Latin translation. Both the 220 volumes oif the Latin and the 160 some of the Greek are long out of copyright. Google Migne Patrologia Graeca and you will get...
by ed krentz
November 29th, 2012, 1:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Simple question on the 28th Nestle-Aland Greek NT
Replies: 3
Views: 3987

Re: Simple question on the 28th Nestle-Aland Greek NT

Here is a response about Aland ed 28. 1. The new addition adds the readings of Papyri 117-128. 2. The apparatus now omits all conjectures--though with some reluctance. 3. The text of the catholic epistles has been revised on the basis of the Editio critica maiora, i.e. the 28th ed. here is now the e...
by ed krentz
November 16th, 2012, 5:05 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 12027

Re: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases

Is it not possible that Paul is using a rhetorical device called syntaxis apo koinou in which the phrase is to be understood with both of the possible associated terms?

Edgar Krentz
by ed krentz
October 3rd, 2012, 10:58 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Handbook of Greek Verbs
Replies: 5
Views: 9859

Handbook of Greek Verbs

I do not know whether this resource has ever been mentioned in B-greek. It could be useful for some people who listen in on this list. Complete Handbook of Greek Verbs. By N. Marione and F. Guala. Cambridrge, MA:Schoenhof's Foreigrn Books, Inc.; Milano: Casa Editrice Principato, 1961. ISBN 0-87774-0...
by ed krentz
September 23rd, 2012, 2:25 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Dionysios Thrax
Replies: 8
Views: 11543

Dionysios Thrax

Some time ago someone said that the ancient Grammarian Dionysios Thrax was later than the first century B.C. All the sources I have for classical Greek date his grammar to the first century (OCD 3rd ed., Der Kleine Pauly, etc.). I would appreciate the bibliography that gives the evidence for the lat...

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