[b-greek] Re: Matthew's Greek

From: Jack Kilmon (jkilmon@historian.net)
Date: Mon Sep 18 2000 - 13:26:47 EDT

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From: "Gert Young" <ANCIENT6@AKAD.SUN.AC.ZA>
To: "Biblical Greek" <b-greek@franklin.oit.unc.edu>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 8:25 AM
Subject: [b-greek] Matthew's Greek

> Hallo,
> Given the idiosyncrasies of the greek of the Gospel of Matthew, is
> it possible to make general statements about the structure of
> Biblical Greek/Koine Greek/Hellenistic based on data from
> Matthew's Gospel? (I suspect that some may say so, but before I
> can say that Matthew's greek is not a true reflection of spoken
> greek of the 1st century A.D., we have to define/describe the
> properties of spoken greek in 1st century Palestine.)
> In the end the question could simply be "What kind of
> generalizations could be made referring to data from the Gospel of
> Matthew?"

This makes the assumption that the Matthean scribe hailed
from 1st century Palestine. More than likely He was a Greek
speaking diaspora Jew in Syria...likely Antioch.


taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon

Jack Kilmon


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