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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: 14707

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...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 6th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 6181

Re: Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos

Hopefully I can do more captions as I make more of these.

The Abraham one is indeed too fast; I made that before I really got a handle of how to adjust video speed and slow it down and stretch it to match the narration. I was literally trying to read as fast as I could to fit it in the slot :)
by Benjamin Kantor
January 6th, 2019, 9:02 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: 14707

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

beniamin wrote:
January 6th, 2019, 7:22 pm
I was once told by a biblical scholar, when he heard that I specialize in teaching the biblical languages, that he just didn't think that it made a difference for exegesis.
This should be corrected to:
when he heard that I specialize in teaching the biblical languages as living languages
by Benjamin Kantor
January 6th, 2019, 7:22 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: 14707

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

I have recently been thinking about how teaching and learning Koine Greek as a living language can impact our theology. I think sometimes even those of us who learn Greek as a living language can underestimate its benefits. I was once told by a biblical scholar, when he heard that I specialize in te...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 2nd, 2019, 3:50 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 8313

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

I think it would be helpful to define what we mean by "exegesis" in the modern sense. I think it is a bit of a fallacy to say that the reason we never talk about "exegesis" in German literature or other fields is because it is only in biblical studies that we do this hyper-grammatical analysis. (Now...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 2nd, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 8313

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

I recognize this approach is insufficient for exegetical engagement of literature. Joel, I'm sure you didn't expect that comment to be provocative, but it is a little bit to me. I teach African ministerial students Greek via communicative methods. I've often heard this claim about exegesis. My resp...
by Benjamin Kantor
September 17th, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers
Replies: 13
Views: 11134

Re: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers

I have produced over 10 short animated/cartoon videos in Koine Greek (biblical passages, early church fathers, koine greek novel, colloquia) that may be helpful for a child learning. My son is only 1 year old, so I cannot test them on him yet, but I would love to hear how a 5th grader does with them...
by Benjamin Kantor
January 4th, 2018, 5:14 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 6181

Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos

Hi all, I posted here some time back about recording the Gospel of Luke. Just recently, I have been recording voice overs to (and slightly editing) open source biblical story videos. I think they would be helpful for teaching, learning, and even meditation/devotion: http://KaineDiatheke.com/lxxvideo...
by Benjamin Kantor
June 26th, 2017, 12:50 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Audio Koine Gospel of Luke in living koine pronunciation (1/3 complete)
Replies: 2
Views: 5390

Re: Audio Koine Gospel of Luke in living koine pronunciation (1/3 complete)

Thank you, Stephen. I appreciate the feedback. In terms of copyright, the New Testament recordings are from the Robinson and Pierpont Byzantine text, which is free to use. I really appreciate their heart in working on and providing a text without a restrictive copyright. The recordings I have made a...
by Benjamin Kantor
June 24th, 2017, 5:41 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Audio Koine Gospel of Luke in living koine pronunciation (1/3 complete)
Replies: 2
Views: 5390

Audio Koine Gospel of Luke in living koine pronunciation (1/3 complete)

Hi all, New member here. I've begun a website for recording the Greek New Testament and other Koine texts. Right now I have Luke 1-8 and Genesis 1 from the LXX: KaineDiatheke.com I would definitely appreciate feedback on the recordings. I have a professional mic so sound quality is pretty good, but ...

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