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by Jonathan Robie
April 20th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from India
Replies: 1
Views: 604

Re: Greetings from India

Hi Deepak - we have been poor hosts, welcome to B-Greek! I hope we can be useful to you.

And it's great to see someone here from Bangalore! Tell me about your church!
by Jonathan Robie
March 25th, 2019, 8:45 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: γραφει τους λογους
Replies: 25
Views: 3251

Re: γραφει τους λογους

My favorite balance, currently, is to listen to native Greeks read in recordings like that one, and make just a few changes to the pronunciation so that Koine words are more clearly distinguished from each other. I've already shown you the modifications I use in the handout. I think modern Greeks t...
by Jonathan Robie
March 24th, 2019, 9:30 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: γραφει τους λογους
Replies: 25
Views: 3251

Re: γραφει τους λογους

I found this quote interesting: “since it’s helpful for Erasmians to realize there’s an entire country of people who speak Greek and can’t bear to listen to the awful linguistic barbarity known as Erasmian” So my question would be: Let’s say I was to speak to someone in Greece today - what pronounc...
by Jonathan Robie
March 24th, 2019, 8:19 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: γραφει τους λογους
Replies: 25
Views: 3251

Re: γραφει τους λογους

So it looks like the attached picture is incorrect for Koine Greek then. Well, it's not the way they pronounced Koine Greek back then. But it's a common way for people who learn in Western seminaries now. It kind of hurts my ears ... but I hear it a lot. I think you will find Greek more natural wit...
by Jonathan Robie
March 23rd, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?

I think it would be helpful if you tried to ask focused questions about specific Greek words or grammatical constructs, leaving out theological concerns. Context is always important, of course. But the focus on B-Greek has to be learning Greek, not answering theological questions in texts beyond you...
by Jonathan Robie
March 23rd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: γραφει τους λογους
Replies: 25
Views: 3251

Re: γραφει τους λογους

Hi Scott, Your textbook probably uses a variant of Erasmian pronunciation, which is an American's attempt to use a medieval Dutchman's notion of how ancient Greek was pronounced. For this particular phrase, Google Translate doesn't do too bad, but it didn't do so well on a few sentences of biblical ...
by Jonathan Robie
March 23rd, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?

καλέσει is third person singular. What does that tell you about the subject of this verb? What verb are we talking about? How does that compare to the word used in Romans 1:7? Isaiah has an implied "He" (presumably he means "God") as the subject. What does the context tell you about the subject? Wh...
by Jonathan Robie
March 23rd, 2019, 11:43 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1727

Re: In Romans 1:7, "called to be saints" or "invited, holy"?

I came across this which might be being alluded to: 62:12 καὶ καλέσει αὐτὸν λαὸν ἅγιον λελυτρωμένον ὑπὸ κυρίου σὺ δὲ κληθήσῃ ἐπιζητουμένη πόλις καὶ οὐκ ἐγκαταλελειμμένη If so, what is the sense of "call" here? Name? As in "I will name the people holy [ones]"? Let's talk about Greek words, not Engli...
by Jonathan Robie
March 18th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Linguistic answers for theological problems
Replies: 0
Views: 749

Linguistic answers for theological problems

This is worth elevating to its own thread: OK, it seems that you are in search of a linguistic answer for a theological problem. Ironically, it is by learning the language well enough that one can appreciate that theological problems have ... theological answers, and that those who proffer linguisti...
by Jonathan Robie
March 7th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: Default display of topics
Replies: 4
Views: 1175

Re: Default display of topics

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