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by Benjamin Kantor
January 14th, 2019, 7:10 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Audio of the entire Gospel of Mark in Living Koine Greek pronunciation
Replies: 1
Views: 5541

Audio of the entire Gospel of Mark in Living Koine Greek pronunciation

I have just finished and uploaded to my website an audio recording of the entire Gospel of Mark in the Living Koine pronunciation used by BLC, etc. (i.e., basically historical Koine with the exception that we pronounce the aspirated stops as fricatives, which means it is basically authentic Koine pr...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 11th, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 8905

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

Thought I would add an even more meta-languagey text I was translating from Eusebius recently: Eusebius on Ps. 45.8: ἐπὶ γὰρ τῆς πρώτης ἐπωνυμίας, καθ’ ἣν ὁ Ἀκύλας «θρόνος σου, θεὲ» ἡρμήνευσεν, σαφῶς ἀντὶ τοῦ «ὁ θεὸς» «θεὲ» εἰπών, τὸ ἑβραϊκὸν ἐλωῒμ περιέχει. κἀνταῦθα δὲ ὁμοίως ἐπὶ τοῦ «διὰ τοῦτο ἔχρ...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 11th, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Migne’s Patrologia Graeca OCR
Replies: 6
Views: 6260

Re: Migne’s Patrologia Graeca OCR

Do you have access to TLG? The text is present and searchable there.
by Benjamin Kantor
January 10th, 2019, 12:07 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament
Replies: 7
Views: 7779

Modern Greek Translations of the Bible/New Testament

I am curious if anyone here has much experience with Modern Greek translations of the Bible/New Testament.

Which ones are used mainstream in Greece among different churches (that aren't traditionally reading the original)?
by Benjamin Kantor
January 9th, 2019, 8:45 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 6431

Re: Translating Origen

It is quite funny actually and a nice window into what happens so often in scholarship. I had come up with this whole elaborate theory based on nothing more than too much or not enough light reflecting on the turned up part of a page in a scan :) Sadly, there are parts of books where entire sections...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 9th, 2019, 8:17 pm
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: 16076

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

And, yes, again, persons who control German fluently will be better exegetes ["close readers", as called in the field of literature] than if they did not control German. (But beware of the false extrapolation: they are not necessarily better than someone else who does not control German fluently, t...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 7th, 2019, 7:59 pm
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: 16076

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

I am by no means no expert on this myself, but Paul Nation (2007), who seems to be relatively recent and in the mainstream for SLA stuff, has put forward the idea of the "four strands" in language learning/acquisition. His four strands are as follows: 1) Learning Through Listening and Reading 2) Lea...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 7th, 2019, 4:00 pm
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: 16076

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

One of the difficulties about trying to drive home a certain point is that so many others go unsaid and unaddressed. But I do agree here that those who do not go for the living-language route still have very valuable contributions in understanding the nuances of the text. I have definitely benefitt...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 7th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 6431

Re: Translating Origen

Nevermind ... :( I think I found the cause of the scanning error. Look at the digital copy of Migne's edition: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=9wsRAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false Page 293 on this ^ link. You can see the τ and ω are a bit obscured so...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 7th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 6431

Re: Translating Origen

Actually, let's not rule out α. ν = αυτων των ουρανων yet. See just a bit later in this same commentary of Origen, note the use of ουρανος in the discourse: Commentary on Matthew, 12.10.1–24 Τάχα δὲ ὅπερ ἀποκριθεὶς Σίμων Πέτρος εἶπεν ἐν τῷ σὺ εἶ ὁ Χριστὸς ὁ υἱὸς τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος, ἐὰν ὡς ὁ Πέτρος ...

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