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by daveburt
January 4th, 2018, 6:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται
Replies: 9
Views: 3326

Re: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται

One reason for the word choice will be quotation: at least three of those verses seem to be quoting the Habbakuk 2:4b from the LXX:
ὁ δὲ δίκαιος ἐκ πίστεώς μου ζήσεται.
(Credit: I think I got this from Devotions on the Greek New Testament edited by J. Scott Duvall , Verlyn Verbrugge)
by daveburt
December 28th, 2017, 6:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What book next?
Replies: 6
Views: 6950

Re: What book next?

I third Thessalonians and suggest Matthew, Mark and Revelation. I make Acts harder, though it might be less so after becoming comfortable with Luke. I made some charts including how much vocab of what frequencies are present in each book here: https://www.ibiblio.org/bgreek/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t...
by daveburt
December 15th, 2017, 9:35 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

Here are some more stats, which I think give a more sensitive view of the issue. For the second two tables, I've assumed proper nouns don't need to be learned. Duff provides the first 600 or so most-frequent words, down to 30 occurrences. http://dave.burt.id.au/greek/graded_gnt/GNT%20readability%20a...
by daveburt
December 13th, 2017, 5:25 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 11221

Re: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Mike, from the same Epictetus example, wouldn't you also have to say the same about ζῷον? 'A man is an animal' or 'humanity are animals'; so 'ζῷον: animal, animals'; then do we need to add the collective/abstract to every word? 'καθέδρα: chair; chairkind', etc? It seems to me the word just means 'pe...
by daveburt
December 12th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: CNTR Greek Character Utility
Replies: 3
Views: 7019

Re: CNTR Greek Character Utility

It should be trivial to turn it into a command-line tool using Node JS as an interpreter.
by daveburt
December 11th, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?
Replies: 10
Views: 11221

Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general?

Bill Mounce's current gloss for ἄνθρωπος includes 'humankind, people' as one of the options, but he is reconsidering it.

Can ἄνθρωπος in the singular refer to people in general? (Dr. Mounce's blog post asking the question is here.)
by daveburt
December 7th, 2017, 7:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

You're right in pinning this issue on vocabulary. There are only a couple of dozen words in the NT that use morphs Duff doesn't teach the parsing for (non-indicative verbs in tenses other than aorist and present from memory). 'He wants his audience to get it' sounds good to me. The 'easy paratactic ...
by daveburt
December 5th, 2017, 10:15 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 8
Views: 2794

Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

John, 1 John, 2 John are very easy to read. Reading the elder's address in the letters to 'my children' I wonder whether they were intended to be understood by young people, or perhaps foreigners with Greek as a second language, or if there's some other reason underlying John's choice of simple word...
by daveburt
December 4th, 2017, 8:33 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: A Graded Reader keyed to Duff's Grammar
Replies: 19
Views: 8384

Re: A Graded Reader keyed to Duff's Grammar

I've put the very rough demo up at http://duff-graded-gnt.herokuapp.com/. The client-side speech synthesis only works if you've got a Greek speech synthesizer in your browser. For me it works on Firefox and Chrome on my Mac but not on my Windows machine.
by daveburt
December 3rd, 2017, 11:05 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 19327

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

So my silly question: do Professors of Greek have reading fluency in Greek? I've always assumed that if you stuck a text of Plato, St. John Chrysostom or Plutarch in front of any "Professor of Greek," they could just read it straight off, about the same as their first language. If I may add an anec...

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