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- November 17th, 2011, 5:40 pm
- Forum: Announcements
- Topic: B-Greek Forum: Also available as a mailing list
- Replies: 3
- Views: 9136
I'm happy with the forum and plan to haunt it regularly (I'd better, right?), but I subscribed to this simply because I don't want to miss anything.
Among the worst moments of my Greek life are the moments when whoever is preaching on a Sunday morning starts out, "the Greek really says ..." In my experience, whatever follows is wrong, silly, or both, about 80% of the time. I have learned different ways of trying to be kind when the speaker asks...
- November 14th, 2011, 8:41 am
- Forum: Seen on the Web
- Topic: Etymological New Testament
- Replies: 16
- Views: 5076
Not only do we have a work based on a major fallacy, but we have one which itself uses very doubtful etymologies, from what I've read on this thread so far. What bothers me is that there are less than well educated, even if well intentioned, individuals who will think that this is a valid resource. ...
- November 11th, 2011, 7:25 am
- Forum: Syntax and Grammar
- Topic: verbal aspect (split from Beginner's Forum)
- Replies: 44
- Views: 12775
Withe regard to Carl and Alex's most recent statement, I do hope that no one mistook my advice to our beginning student that there is no value in the study of these things at all. Quite the contrary, but I also think that the main focus for the beginner has to be acquiring facility in the language. ...
Wow, aspect again. I'll put it this way – I was a educated as a classicist before I started formal theological and biblical studies, going through the M.A. I started Greek in 1977, and during that period read a lot of authors, and had some excellent professors, including Steve Tracy of OSU (a leadin...
I am having a discussion with Greg Beale on the meaning of σημαίνω in Rev 1:1 (He preached at our church this morning, mentioned it in his sermon, I emailed him, and now I'm doing a lot, well a moderate amount, of research). His claim is that based on the fact that word can mean "signify" in the sen...
- October 31st, 2011, 7:05 am
- Forum: New Testament
- Topic: Matthew 21:30 εἶπεν· ἐγώ, κύριε· καὶ οὐκ ἀπῆλθεν
- Replies: 18
- Views: 2386
At the risk of sounding like a KJV defender, I don't think that "behold" was a mistranslation when the KJV went to press. I think the KJV translators, who had a good sense of the English of their times, thought it captured the range of usage we see for ἰδοὺ. The OED has simply: The imperative of the...
Greetings, Charlie, we have a fair amount of resource people on this list, including self-learners who can share with you what has worked for them. It might help if you tell us what books you have used and how you have approached the subject. There is a forum specifically devoted to learning and tea...
- October 28th, 2011, 12:40 am
- Forum: Other
- Topic: Poll: what have you read in Greek?
- Replies: 7
- Views: 5507
Since I'm a professional, so to speak, I don't think it would be fair to list everything I've read or was forced to read at one time... :lol: But I thought I'd share what I'm doing with my intermediate/nearly advanced student this year. Last year I read with them (there were two who hit intermediate...