From: Paul S. Dixon (email@example.com)
Date: Mon May 18 1998 - 13:13:45 EDT
On Mon, 18 May 1998 12:10:23 -0400 "Timothy B. Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Does anyone know of an article or other source which gives a
>thorough critique / trashing of
>Machen's grammar. If not does anyone have a list of problems
>and failings they would like to share. I could use it, since
>I occassionally have to deal with pro-Machen types. I have
>some thoughts of my own about the Machen, but would welcome
I have used several grammars in teaching Greek, including Machen.
The main criticism of Machen I have is something I have heard many
others complain about, that is, that his Greek exercises are too
contrived and do not necessarily reflect normal Koine or Attic Greek.
Other than that, I think he is fine. His grammar can certainly be
supplemented with real life Greek readings, or if one really wants to
get industrious, he can create his own exercises.
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