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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: 1924

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: 2867

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: 1832

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: 5963

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: 5963

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: 5963

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: 1832

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: 1832

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 ...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 7th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: Translating Origen

Here is the text in context. Scholia in Matthaeum, Chapter 11, Verse 12. Ἡ δὲ βασιλεία α. ν οὐρανῶν αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ Χριστὸς, προτρεπόμενος πάντας εἰς μετάνοιαν, καὶ ἕλκων εἰς ἑαυτὸν διὰ τῆς χάριτος. Can anyone help me with "α. ν"? Sometimes in medieval MSS combinations like these can be abbreviations...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 7th, 2019, 12:52 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: 5963

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

Interesting blog. To sum it up, I think it is saying that there is value in discussing theology in Greek because at the same time a) it limits your vocabulary and thought to the target language and b) through the discussion in Greek you advance your understanding of Greek. Yes, that's the idea. I h...

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