A Greek Inscription in Galilee

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RandallButh
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A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Post by RandallButh » June 9th, 2011, 9:48 am

I wasn't quite sure where to put this so I've chosen "other" to get things started.

Greek inscriptions provide data for seeing how ancient Greeks were using their own language.
A picture has been posted on the BLC blog of an inscription from the Galilee.

http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/l ... -tiberias/
[link has been updated 10June, thank you, Jason, for the head's up, in your note below--RB]

There is some fun stuff in it that touches on several issues, and it is short and fairly straightforward.
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Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Post by Jason Hare » June 9th, 2011, 3:10 pm

RandallButh wrote:I wasn't quite sure where to put this so I've chosen "other" to get things started.

Greek inscriptions provide data for seeing how ancient Greeks were using their own language.
A picture has been posted on the BLC blog of an inscription from the Galilee.

http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/l ... -tiberias/

There is some fun stuff in it that touches on several issues, and it is short and fairly straightforward.
That link is broken. Could you fix it?
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Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Post by RandallButh » June 10th, 2011, 12:32 am

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Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Post by Vasiliki Didaskalou » June 23rd, 2011, 10:02 am

Nice link :)

I want to bring in the Greek to this thread:

ΜΝΗΣΘΗ ΕΙΣ ΑΓΑΘΟΝ ΚΑΙ ΕΙΣ ΕΥΛΟΓΙΑΝ ΠΡΟΦΟΤΟΥΡΟΣ Ο ΜΙΖΟΤΕΡΟΣ ΕΠΟΙΗΣΕΝ ΤΗΝ ΣΤΟΑΝ ΤΑΥΤΗΝ ΤΟΥ ΑΓΙΟΥ ΤΟΠΟΥ ΕΥΛΟΓΙΑ ΑΥΤΩ

That is a good reading of the text, with one correction needed. The phrase in the middle is ΤΗΝ ΤΑΥΤΗΝ ‘this pillared meeting-room’, ‘stoa’

The thread concludes that the tile is reading something like:
member for good and for praise
the greater ??? did/made this 'pillared meeting-room' colonnade of the holy place
praise to him
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Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Post by RandallButh » June 23rd, 2011, 1:46 pm

You list 'the greater'. That fits with a new comment.
The grammar strikes a funny-bone in me.
http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/l ... -tiberias/
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Re: A Greek Inscription in Galilee

Post by Vasiliki Didaskalou » June 23rd, 2011, 6:35 pm

I wanted to write more yesterday but because I am a newbie when I accidently hit the submit button I also then realised I can not edit and add more to my posts!! :lol:

I am certain that I wanted to point out that:

ΠΡΟΦΟΤΟΥΡΟΣ

[in my opinion]

is a combination of two words not one word, as that forum seems to think.

ΠΡΟ + ΦΟΤΟΥΡΟΣ

infact, I dont even think the latter is one word but also two separate words belonging to separate parts of the sentence. So, my thinking is:

ΠΡΟ + ΦΟΤΟΥ

and ΡΟΣ is for the next part of the sentence.
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