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by RandallButh
April 14th, 2020, 2:23 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Are "Yeshu" and "Yeshua" translated identically in Greek as "Jesus"?
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Are "Yeshu" and "Yeshua" translated identically in Greek as "Jesus"?

Hello everyone. I had long been under the impression that the original Hebrew form of Jesus was "Yeshua", and that the form "Yeshu" was a Jewish derogatory acronym for "yimakh shemo" (may his name be obliterated). However, after a lengthy discussion with a Jewish friend, I've come to the conclusion...
by RandallButh
March 11th, 2020, 2:24 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 2562

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

"well, Galilee has a bunch of mountains, Jesus is in all likelihood near one of them, and that's the mountain he goes up." Yes, that is a fair description of what the article does to an audience's mind, though not consciously. However, if one has spent a lot of time walking along that NW lake shore...
by RandallButh
March 9th, 2020, 7:29 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 2562

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

τὸ ὄρος: This would come from general background, encyclopedic knowledge. This I think presumes quite a bit of specialized geographic knowledge around Capernaum on the part of the reader, all in a text that hardly localizes, if at all, the action in the immediate vicinity of Capernaum. It may refle...
by RandallButh
March 9th, 2020, 5:20 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 2562

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

τὸ ὄρος: This would come from general background, encyclopedic knowledge. Previously, in chapter 4, Jesus took up residency in Kefar-NaHum, on the North/Northwest shore of Kinneret Lake (Sea of Kinneret in Hebrew). Jesus would walk along the shore preaching and he called some fishermen. We need to k...
by RandallButh
February 28th, 2020, 9:23 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: What replaced the optative in Koine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1523

Re: What replaced the optative in Koine?

Ελπίζω ότι έσται ούτως.
= είη ούτως
by RandallButh
February 24th, 2020, 3:34 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: What replaced the optative in Koine?
Replies: 14
Views: 1523

Re: What replaced the optative in Koine?

The optative is listed with a couple hundred verbs in the Greek Morphology book available at BiblicalLanguageCenter.com

For practical starters, a person can cover a lot of ground with εἴη and ἔχοι. Even σχοίη.
by RandallButh
February 16th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Seminar--Pedagogy Workshop for Teaching Koine Greek
Replies: 1
Views: 383

Teaching Seminar--Pedagogy Workshop for Teaching Koine Greek

Pedagogy Workshop for Teaching Koine Greek; June 2020 @ Fresno Pacific University. This summer the Biblical Language Center is running pedagogy and fluency workshops for instructors of Koine Greek. The goal is to give participants the tools required to make the switch from the traditional Grammar-Tr...
by RandallButh
February 13th, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon

For that matter, a Biblical Hebrew to Biblical Hebrew lexicon/glossary would be helpful also. I've started on what could be a small step toward such a work. It's a BH to BH vocabulary for the book of Jonah. I've done the first five verses (first draft) and hope to return to the project later this y...
by RandallButh
February 12th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon

Probably because of practical reasons. Writing it in Greek would need much more competence, and for field work it should be translated anyways. The hole in the field remains. For German we have German--German dictionaries. For French, we have French--French. For English, English--English. and for K...
by RandallButh
February 12th, 2020, 8:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon
Replies: 10
Views: 1382

Re: Editors Needed for Greek Lexicon

why don't they do a Greek--Greek lexicon?
that would truly fill a hole in the field.

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