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by Mark Lightman
June 9th, 2011, 6:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 10:36 Τί θέλετέ [με] ποιήσω ὑμῖν;
Replies: 34
Views: 24026

Re: Mark 10:36 Τί θέλετέ [με] ποιήσω ὑμῖν;

There's a good deal of talk (I've done my share) about Mark's "oddball" Greek; nobody talks about solecisms, so far as I know, but there are several passages that are similar to this one in that they are perfectly intelligible Greek -- there's really no missing or added meaning, I think we'd agree ...
by Mark Lightman
June 9th, 2011, 6:23 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Evan May
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Evan May

Evan wrote
I love the Savior, I love my wife, I love the church, and I love the Greek New Testament.
Looks like you got the order right. :)
by Mark Lightman
June 5th, 2011, 4:21 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Preparing for Patristic Greek
Replies: 15
Views: 6002

Re: Preparing for Patristic Greek

Some of the Apostolic Fathers write in an Atticizing style, but over all the Greek is not that different from the NT. Bauer's lexicon is great for covering some unfamiliar idioms and cruxes. You may run in to more optatives than you are used to, an occasional dual might show up. λυοντων instead of λ...
by Mark Lightman
June 4th, 2011, 6:12 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 9391

Re: Matthew 5:3a

Lee wrote: So if you want to be consistent, and if you want τῷ πνεύματι to modify μακάριοι, you also will need τῇ καρδίᾳ to modify μακάριοι in verse 8--"Blessed in heart are the pure." Excellent point, Lee, and for what it is worth Nyland renders v. 8a "Happy are those with purified minds." Like Ou...
by Mark Lightman
June 4th, 2011, 11:44 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Matthew 5:3a
Replies: 24
Views: 9391

Re: Matthew 5:3a

Iver wrote A free and more understandable translation might be: Blessed are those who acknowledge their dependence on God. While I agree 100% with Iver here, I want to mention at this point that Ann Nyland in the Source New Testament renders this "Happy, spiritually, are the financially poor." That ...
by Mark Lightman
June 3rd, 2011, 9:01 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Mt 1:19 AUTHN object or subject
Replies: 10
Views: 2930

Re: Mt 1:19 AUTHN objcet or subject

So, it is not possible?
Hi, Oun,

I would say it is possible but highly unlikely.
by Mark Lightman
June 2nd, 2011, 5:05 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Best textbooks (Beginning, Intermediate)
Replies: 9
Views: 7802

Re: Best textbooks (Beginning, Intermediate)

Refe wrote concerning Mounce That encouragement and sense of progress is important for those of us without the benefit of an instructor or classmates. I agree. Motivation is crucial and Mounce is a great motivator. Leaning Greek is 55% motivation and 45% perspiration and 5% everything else. As I thi...
by Mark Lightman
May 25th, 2011, 8:51 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Storytelling (Story asking)
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: Storytelling (Story asking)

I like the PDF very much. Nice use of repetition and switch-outs. You provide some easy Greek which people are always looking for. You provide a way to get deeper into a given text by going outside and around it. ευγε! ευχαριστω σοι ποιησαντι τουτο. γραφεις καλους μυθους. συ ερωτᾳς καλα ερωτημα.
by Mark Lightman
May 25th, 2011, 8:47 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: McMaster & B-Greek
Replies: 16
Views: 4582

Re: McMaster & B-Greek

Which things might require a change in policy?
We could have a section where theology and other topics which have hitherto been considered out of bounds would be allowed. People who are uninterested or offended could just stay out of this section. If a thread got closed, people resume it there.

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