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by Thomas Dolhanty
January 3rd, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Interlinears
Replies: 18
Views: 2730

Re: Interlinears

When you say "interlinear", what are you imagining? How many lines are there … interlined? I’m thinking of an attempt to match the English to the Greek word by word. I don’t think I’ve seen any other kind of interlinear, although I was just looking at the “ESV Reverse Interlinear” (http://www.esv.o...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 3rd, 2015, 3:26 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Interlinears
Replies: 18
Views: 2730

Interlinears

From very early on in my study of Greek, I found interlinears to be more of a distraction than a help, and as I became more familiar with the language, I found them at times to be downright misleading. From time to time, though (like over the past holidays), the topic comes up with friends who don’t...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 2nd, 2015, 12:20 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Checking answers in Duff's "The Elements of New Testament.."
Replies: 17
Views: 6810

Re: Checking answers in Duff's "The Elements of New Testamen

It is frustrating to start out, and then hit a snag like that just as you are gaining some momentum! You will likely find, though, that you will collect more than one grammar book as you proceed on your own, especially since you will not have the direction and enrichment you would get from an instru...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 1st, 2015, 1:10 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Question about taking college courses
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

Re: Question about taking college courses

Classical and New Testament Greek are burdensome and boring to learn, with many long and unsavoury hours of mind-numbingly repetitive and seemingly up-hill learning with the majority of your inter-personal interaction being trying to understand the thoughts of those long since dead. It requires per...
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 1st, 2015, 6:19 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: List of Articular Infinitives
Replies: 100
Views: 16947

Re: List of Articular Infinitives

... and then refining the NT search to match the query that Burk shows on his website - 312 hits in 289 verses.
by Thomas Dolhanty
January 1st, 2015, 5:33 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: List of Articular Infinitives
Replies: 100
Views: 16947

Re: List of Articular Infinitives

My quick Bibleworks query of the NT yields 222 hits in 204 verses - article + infinitive with nothing in between. In the Greek Bible (including apocrypha) it is 2574 hits in 2243 verses.
by Thomas Dolhanty
December 31st, 2014, 4:11 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Question about taking college courses
Replies: 14
Views: 4707

Re: Question about taking college courses

I agree with Jonathan, Austin. I learned Koine Greek on my own, by necessity, and now read the Greek NT quite well. However, I find that I lost a lot of time doing things the hard way, and I am still 'filling in' where my grammar is lacking. I actually am teaching a bright group of lay folks first y...
by Thomas Dolhanty
December 29th, 2014, 10:51 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: verb usage
Replies: 16
Views: 2759

Re: verb usage

μετανοήσατε has a different subject than μετανοήσατε ("you" plural expressed in the form of the verb), even though both verbs refer to the same group. Rather, I meant to say " βαπτισθήτω " has a different subject than μετανοήσατε...." And, I suppose that to be more precise, one should say that the ...
by Thomas Dolhanty
December 29th, 2014, 1:30 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: verb usage
Replies: 16
Views: 2759

Re: verb usage

Peter spoke to "them" (πρὸς αὐτούς) and it seems pretty clear that there is only one "them" in view - those to whom he preached the Gospel from vs. 14 to 36. In vs. 37 they ( the same "them") asked him τί ποιήσωμεν "what shall we do". In vs. 38 Peter answered "them" (αὐτούς), and he gave two instruc...
by Thomas Dolhanty
December 24th, 2014, 1:29 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Workbook and appendices for Funk's grammar
Replies: 1
Views: 825

Re: Workbook and appendices for Funk's grammar

Just what I was looking for as a supplement to my materials for teaching verbs this winter. The workbook looks very practical and functional. I have downloaded the workbook and verb/noun pdf's, and ordered a copy of Funk.

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