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by ed krentz
August 23rd, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Matthew 16:18 πἑτρος, πἑτρα
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: Matthew 16:18 πἑτρος, πἑτρα

Jonathon, this is a play off Isaiah 51:2ff. There Abraham and Sarah are the rock from which Israel, God’s ekklesia is hewn. Peter if the counterpart to Abraham in Matthew (see Matt 1:1-2). Petra clearly refers to Peter. Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
August 16th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Which Jonah?
Replies: 7
Views: 1846

Re: Which Jonah?

I use the Rahlfs LXX from Linguists Software; standard basic edition.
by ed krentz
August 13th, 2012, 10:41 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings
Replies: 25
Views: 6433

Re: Noun Case Endings & Verb Endings

Just for the sake of historical accuracy Greek in the age of Dionysios Thrax did not use accents in writing. They come into Greek orthography later. In Dionysios' day Greeks heard accents, whether tonal or stress accents. But they did not write them. Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
August 2nd, 2012, 10:29 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Jonah - short, easy, nice for early reading outside of GNT
Replies: 2
Views: 1297

Re: Jonah - short, easy, nice for early reading outside of G

Jonathon, The way one grows is to keep readingr texts that are more difficult than the NT. The LXX is good for this. I would suggest reading Psalms as a starter. They are short (not Ps 119!) and their content is familiar. But then move into the apocrypha. Try reading sections of Sirach, start with c...
by ed krentz
July 28th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Default word order in Greek
Replies: 10
Views: 4315

Re: Default word order in Greek

Dear Friends of Greek, is there a consensus that the Default word order in Greek is verb-subject-object (direct-indirect) ? This question is important - I think - because all deviation from that order would indicate a special meaning (e.g. emphasis). Thank you for any comments Yours Peter There is ...
by ed krentz
July 25th, 2012, 1:18 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings
Replies: 15
Views: 6255

Re: Greek equivalents for Classroom sayings

Open this web site. Carl Conrad has supplied the English version of an older work giving classical Greek equivalents for many English/German phrases. Mutatis mutandis many would be useful also in koine Greek. Ed Krentz Re: [CLASSICS-L] Conversational Greek? FROM: ‪Wm Annis‬   TO: ‪CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY...
by ed krentz
July 23rd, 2012, 11:11 am
Forum: Textbooks
Topic: Athenaze
Replies: 21
Views: 19668

Re: Athenaze

Uncontracted forms often occur in Homer and in some poetry.
by ed krentz
July 23rd, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Happy Birthday, Carl Conrad!
Replies: 2
Views: 2043

Re: Happy Birthday, Carl Conrad!

I agree! Happy birthday indeed to one who taught at my alma mater, Washington University in St. Louis. His web site, very useful, is still there.
by ed krentz
July 21st, 2012, 3:17 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: James Earl Ardino
Replies: 3
Views: 2510

Re: James Earl Ardino

Helma Dik of the University of Chicago posted this recently on the classics list. i'm already ducking in anticipation, but ... There's a youtube video that takes the entire segment to establish the 3sg m-p indicative (with a somewhat unfortunate example, ἀκούεται) and the website states that "This m...
by ed krentz
July 20th, 2012, 10:18 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases
Replies: 29
Views: 12012

Re: Adjectival Use of Prepositional Phrases

I wonder whether Rom 1:17 might not be an example of syntaxis apo koinou, that is ek pisteos should be constrrued both with ho dikaios and with zesetai.

Ed Krentz

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