Fwd: Re: Bad Greek: THREAD HALTED

From: Carl W. Conrad (cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu)
Date: Thu May 20 1999 - 11:01:04 EDT

Leo Percer sent me this note off-list with permission to forward it to the
list; I do so with full apppreciation of his sending it to me personally
first. I concur with his judgments here about the edification I think we
all have found in the discussion. At the same time, I want to reiterate
that the reason it seemed wise to me to halt the thread was that it was
beginning to focus less upon the Greek text and the alleged "bad Greek" in
Revelation and more upon attitudes toward inspiration and hermeneutical
issues. I might add that I have had more than one off-list note that seemed
to express dismay at my own expressed attitudes toward these questions, and
I really don't want to see that sort of thing on the list itself.

This does NOT mean, of course, that the thread is re-opened.

>To: cwconrad@artsci.wustl.edu
>Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 09:40:08 -0500
>Subject: Re: Bad Greek: THREAD HALTED
>X-Juno-Line-Breaks: 0-1,14-22,24-25
>From: "Leo R. Percer" <percerl@juno.com>
>I'm sending this note to you personally so as not to clutter up the list
>with a continued discussion on an already halted thread. I wanted to say
>that this thread has been very informative for me and quite entertaining
>as well. As far as I can tell, each participant has responded in both a
>scholarly and humble fashion. Even though opinions are scattered and
>some are "stronger" or more "straightforward" than others, I have not
>noticed the bickering or flaming that is persistent on other lists. I
>thank you and the other list administrators for allowing this discussion
>and I send special thanks to the participants by responding to one
>another in a genteel and respectable manner! Revelation is indeed a
>Greek enigma (I should know, Revelation 12 has been the focus of my
>dissertation!), and I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing how my friends and
>colleagues deal with it! Thanks again for the fun thread!
>Leo Percer
>PhD candidate
>Baylor University
>P.S.--If you want to send portions of this note to the list, that would
>be fine by me. Of course, if you don't, that won't be a problem either!

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
Summer: 1647 Grindstaff Road/Burnsville, NC 28714/(828) 675-4243
WWW: http://www.artsci.wustl.edu/~cwconrad/

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