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by Barry Hofstetter
May 16th, 2011, 8:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Staging a New Testament meal
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Staging a New Testament meal

Here are some specific responses from the Classics list: You might want to look for A. Dalby & S. Grainger, The Classical Cookbook, Getty, 1996. it has a number of recipes adapted for the modern kitchen from ancient sources. Umm Is there really such a **thing** as a NT meal? The location of the meal...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 16th, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Staging a New Testament meal
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: Staging a New Testament meal

Jonathan, it might be too late, but I posted this to the Classics list to see if anyone could point us to some resources to research it.
by Barry Hofstetter
May 15th, 2011, 9:07 am
Forum: History, Culture, and Background
Topic: Ferguson & New Bible Dictionary
Replies: 0
Views: 2634

Ferguson & New Bible Dictionary

I find one of the best handbook introductions to the "History, Culture and Background" of the New Testament is Everett Ferguson's Backgrounds of Early Christianity , Grand Rapids, Eerdmans, 1993 (second edition). Succinct, but lots of relevant information (I used it in teaching NT Intro). Surprising...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 14th, 2011, 12:24 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Favorite Greek-related Blogs?
Replies: 6
Views: 2160

Re: Favorite Greek-related Blogs?

This is marvelous Carl, thanks muchly!
by Barry Hofstetter
May 13th, 2011, 6:42 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Illustrating Semantic Range
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

Re: Illustrating Semantic Range

Jonathan, these are good observations, but notice that my first reason was: Unfamiliarity with the language So I agree completely. The more familiar we are with a language, the greater the chance we'll get it right. But I think we've all seen agenda driven lexical fallacy, as well... :? So that mean...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 12th, 2011, 12:34 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Illustrating Semantic Range
Replies: 4
Views: 3978

Illustrating Semantic Range

My favorite example to illustrate semantic range to show how context restricts that range (in normal prose) to one usage: The captain can run the ship with a run in her stocking while her crew members run a race on the run on deck 10. A native speaker of English will find such a sentence odd, but ne...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 11th, 2011, 5:26 pm
Forum: Bible Study Software
Topic: What software doesn't do ....
Replies: 10
Views: 5893

Re: What software doesn't do ....

Are there things you think software should do well, that aren't done well by any Bible study software you've used? If so, what? What Software does do these days is amazing. However, I am more concerned with what people do with Software who have not had the training in the languages. This is a pet p...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 10th, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: N.E. Barry Hofstetter
Replies: 0
Views: 1352

N.E. Barry Hofstetter

Greetings, all... B.A., Ancient Studies, University of Maryland Balt. Co., 1981 M.A., Classics, 1986, The Ohio State University M.Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, 1989 Th.M., WTS (New Testament Studies), 1991 Currently teaching Latin, Greek and Bible at The American Academy. Seems like I spen...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 10th, 2011, 6:30 pm
Forum: Unicode and Fonts
Topic: Multi-Key
Replies: 1
Views: 2816

Multi-Key

Just for general typing, I have found Multikey very helpful. It has everything the user could want for a polytonic unicode Greek font, and lots of other stuff besides. Some of the keyboard assignments are a bit idiosyncratic, but hey, what's not? :) I can only speak to the Greek at this point – I've...
by Barry Hofstetter
May 10th, 2011, 6:16 pm
Forum: Other Greek Texts
Topic: Lucian of Samasota
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: Lucian of Samasota

Mark nailed it – the citation is from Lucian's own introduction to his work which imitates the introductory style one might find from Thucydides, et al. I actually did not read this with my students, but, since they had just finished C&S, gave it to them in English translation and started them in C....

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