From: Jim West (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Aug 02 1999 - 07:47:13 EDT
At 11:54 PM 8/1/99 +0000, you wrote:
>I am a novice when it comes to Greek, but I have heard that the there was
>no punctuation in the original Greek. Is that true?
Yes. The oldest mss of the NT had no punctuation- and in fact no spaces
between words on the line.
> If so, how does one
>discern the intention of the author?
Its not really hard at all. Mss were written to be read aloud- and if you
think about it- when you are speaking there is generally no break in sounds
until you reach the end of your thought.
> Your comments would be appreciated as
>would any resources that you could refer me to. Thank you.
A look at any standard introduction to the text of the New Testament will
discuss this fact.
Jim West, ThD
web page- http://web.infoave.net/~jwest
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