Re: Hebrew-Greek comparison tips

From: Michael D Hildenbrand (
Date: Mon Apr 01 1996 - 16:13:54 EST

        This is a difficult question. What exactly are you comparing?
Concepts? If this is the case, I can see no way around the grunt work
(this is the most productive kind of work anyway!). If you are doing a
structural study, one would do each piece separately and then
compare them-both of which amount to grunt work. If you are comparing the
vocabulary used by the two texts (on the same subjects?) you would want
to do word studies on the vocabularies separately and then compare
semantic ranges. If you are comparing lengthy pieces, you might consider
how each develops concepts-a sort of discourse analysis.
        What exactly are you looking for in this comparison?

Under His Mercy,
Michael Hildenbrand

On Sun, 31 Mar 1996, Kenneth Litwak wrote:

> I am looking for any tips or shortcuts that anyone knows for helping to reuce the
> amount of grunt work I need to do for a paper. I need to compare a large amount
> of Qumran Hebrew text to a few verses in the NT. Although some secondary
> literature has suggested some comparisons, I am going to be doing a very
> detaiiled comparison of these two blocks of material. Since I am dealing
> with non-blical material, I can't just use Hatch and Redath. Can anyone suggest
> ways to aid in finding meaningful or significant parallels between
> Hebrew and Greek texts without having to spend the next year doing it? This is,
> after all, for one seminar paper, not a dissertation. I don't expect to
> escape the laborious searching, but if there's a way to shorten it, I'd like to
> know. Thanks.
> Ken Litwak
> Bezerkely, CA

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