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by Mark Lightman
June 26th, 2011, 2:32 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words

Since I grew up bilingually (English and German), I understand quite well what it means to think in two different languages – or to think in no language at all, just holding an abstract thought and then searching for the appropriate wording in whichever language I happen to be using. But how could ...
by Mark Lightman
June 26th, 2011, 10:02 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: approximately : περι / ως / ωσει / ...
Replies: 9
Views: 1809

Re: approximately : περι / ως / ωσει / ...

I understand "εγγυς" and "εγγιζω" (somehow I cannot get the entries for this on Perseus) to imply proximity but not to imply an intention or expectation of reaching a goal. I did intend "μελλω ειναι εκει" to be a precise equivalent of "I am about to be there" but I did not think it would imply a go...
by Mark Lightman
June 25th, 2011, 11:38 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words
Replies: 9
Views: 1747

Re: Learning English Glosses ≠ Learning Greek Words

Jonathan wrote Reminds me of the Lewis quote: Those in whom the Greek word lives only while they are hunting for it in the lexicon, and who then substitute the English word for it, are not reading Greek at all; they are only solving a puzzle. The very formula, “Naus means a ship,” is wrong. Naus an...
by Mark Lightman
June 23rd, 2011, 6:24 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vasiliki Didaskalou
Replies: 10
Views: 2193

Re: Vasiliki - Hi everyone

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Gee, give him an inch of technological competence and he'll swear he's a full-fledged prestidigitator.

How would you say that in Greek?
Hi, Jonathan,

Δος μεν ουν αυτῳ τινα τεχνην και νομισει δη σοφος μαγος ειναι.
by Mark Lightman
June 23rd, 2011, 1:11 am
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: BDAG 2nd Edition v. 3rd Edition
Replies: 11
Views: 5335

Re: BDAG 2nd Edition v. 3rd Edition

Robert asked:

Is this something that later on I will want/need to upgrade?
Yes. Later on you will want to upgrade to no lexicon at all.
by Mark Lightman
June 22nd, 2011, 10:01 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: How Do You Accent Personal Names in the LXX?
Replies: 9
Views: 3285

Re: How Do You Accent Personal Names in the LXX?

Mark, where did you find that Septuagint? It looks great.
Hi Andrew,

I got mine here

http://www.religiousmall.com/rq_/pr_ima ... 3.jpg.html

καλον βιβλιον τουτο εστιν.
by Mark Lightman
June 21st, 2011, 9:47 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: How Do You Accent Personal Names in the LXX?
Replies: 9
Views: 3285

Re: How Do You Accent Personal Names in the LXX?

χαιρε Δεβενιε, This edition accents all proper names http://www.amazon.com/Palaia-Diathiki-Testament-Published-Church/dp/B001CXYWCG/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top I'm not sure on what basis they apply these accents, whether they follow the Hebrew or Greek tradition. Most of the accents of proper names fal...
by Mark Lightman
June 21st, 2011, 4:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 15.29
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: 1 Cor 15.29

I would suggest that what we have here is a classical use of ὑπέρ as given in LSJ: "of Place, over" What we would have then is an early Christian practice of burying the dead under the floor of the church with the baptismal font being on top of the graves of the departed. I want to make another com...
by Mark Lightman
June 21st, 2011, 10:45 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: 1 Cor 15.29
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: 1 Cor 15.29

Hi, George, I accept your interpretation. It's simple, it fits in better with Paul's theology and it passes the smell test. Either way this practice, whether baptizing dead people or baptizing other people OVER dead people, would have been a rare local practice, so your interpretation is no more far...
by Mark Lightman
June 13th, 2011, 10:47 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Freely available recordings by native Greeks
Replies: 6
Views: 10961

Re: Freely available recordings by native Greeks

I found an entire Bible, including the Old Testament, here: http://www.zontanonero.gr/Bible.html I don't know what Greek text he is using. Hi, Jonathan It's the Bambas Modern Greek version, which is close enough to the Koine to be intelligible. Thanks for finding this. It makes me think that comple...

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