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by Benjamin Kantor
January 6th, 2019, 9:14 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

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: 5973

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: 5973

"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: 4087

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: 4087

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: 5100

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: 2389

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: 1763

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: 1763

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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