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by Benjamin Kantor
February 9th, 2019, 3:50 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...
Replies: 6
Views: 1774

Re: Today (2/8) is International LXX Day...

If you can spring for it, the new readers edition LXX from Hendrickson is a real pleasure.
by Benjamin Kantor
February 9th, 2019, 1:16 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

I like the historical pronunciation too, but I see little hope that the guild will change for several reasons. 1. There's no training in pedagogy for their Greek teachers. Some schools just have their grad students do the teaching. 2. Classicists won't adopt the Koine pronunciation. Many of those d...
by Benjamin Kantor
February 9th, 2019, 1:00 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

I don't think its fraught in any sense of technical difficulty. For the most part, I think the phonology of the period is extremely well established, though of course, there is so much that can and needs to be done a dialectology for not only Palestine, but also Asia Minor. Ah, I see what you mean....
by Benjamin Kantor
February 8th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

Re: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

Well, I like the Trajan data. That's lovely. As for the practical question, I don't know. In theory yes, but the topic is so fraught that it generally feels like a lost cause to even try. Randall has been working at it for decades and there hasn't been much change. Yeah, the Trajan thing is pretty ...
by Benjamin Kantor
February 8th, 2019, 7:56 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS
Replies: 6
Views: 2048

The pronunciation of the Classical Greek stops β δ γ in Koine Greek AFTER NASALS

I recently did a blog post (video in Koine Greek, written out in English) about the pronunciation of β δ γ following nasals in Koine Greek: https://www.kainediatheke.com/blog/koine-greek-video-blog-4-pronunciation-of-the-voiced-stops-%CE%B2-%CE%B4-%CE%B3-following-nasals-in-koine-greek I'd appreciat...
by Benjamin Kantor
February 5th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: FILM: Gospel of Mark in Koine Greek (Lumo Project - Faith Comes by Hearing - KaineDiatheke.com)
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

Re: FILM: Gospel of Mark in Koine Greek (Lumo Project - Faith Comes by Hearing - KaineDiatheke.com)

Hi Matthew, Thank you for the comment. I have not yet decided what I want to end up doing with the recordings long term, and so keeping them listenable only on the website for now seems like the best option at the moment. It may change in the future. It also allows me to gauge/keep track of interest...
by Benjamin Kantor
February 4th, 2019, 9:02 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: FILM: Gospel of Mark in Koine Greek (Lumo Project - Faith Comes by Hearing - KaineDiatheke.com)
Replies: 3
Views: 1417

FILM: Gospel of Mark in Koine Greek (Lumo Project - Faith Comes by Hearing - KaineDiatheke.com)

I have a favor to ask the B-Greek community... I am really excited to let you know that I am partnering with Faith Comes by Hearing (as an affiliate of the Lumo Project) to help make a Koine Greek version of the Gospel of Mark film. I am now in the stage where I am asking different people to review ...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 25th, 2019, 10:32 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Saying, if this is a question?
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Saying, if this is a question?

I would not be surprised if it was a bit of a dialectal or register thing. Classical and literary Koine can use αρα or η, but they are not as common in the New Testament (except in some perhaps high register contexts; see BDF §440). One might also note the fact that in Hebrew אם 'if' or האם is often...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 25th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 6049

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

Not too long ago someone posted a link to an article discussing research on language acquisition which concluded that composition didn't contribute significantly to acquisition. Reading and comprehending large volumes of text written by native speakers was the main factor in acquisition. You won't ...

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