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by Shirley Rollinson
January 5th, 2018, 8:55 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται
Replies: 9
Views: 3361

Re: ζῶ ἐν πίστει, ἐκ πίστεως ζήσεται

Several things are suggested here. 1) Prepositions don't easily map from one language to another, in what one would expect from having learned the initial glosses at the beginning level. We were just discussing this in our Latin 4 lit class the other day. 2) Individual authors might use different p...
by Shirley Rollinson
December 15th, 2017, 5:54 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Apparently the Greek Orthodox Church has also done a bit of re-writing : "ὡς καὶ ἡμεῖς ἀφίεμεν τοῖς ὀφειλέταις ἡμῶν" (eg. at http://www.orthodoxprayer.org/Lords_Prayer.html (though the rest of the text follows Matthew rather than Luke) Maybe they think it's best to say we're working on forgiving the...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 27th, 2017, 9:48 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX
Replies: 4
Views: 6745

Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

Hi Everyone, I am beginning to work through Proverbs in the LXX. I am working through NT books for research purposes, but I want a greek project that I can do for fun/enjoyment/devotional purposes outside of my regular study. As I am not very familiar with the greek of the LXX myself, I wanted to q...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 27th, 2017, 9:31 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Stuart
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: Intro - Stuart

Hello all, I'm a complete noob to Greek, though I've been trying to learn since the 90's so I'm here trying to find resources on how to learn. I can't go to college or university for a whole host of reasons (e.g. lack of money, children, work, and I'm already currently studying a certificate in pro...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 11th, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Matt
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Intro - Matt

Welcome to B-Greek, Matt - I'd recommend reading the GNT every day - let the "real Greek" form your thinking, rather than the 'grammarians' Greek' :-) I can recommend the book by Grosvenor and Zerwick to help you understand the text. All the best with your studies and teaching. If you want a textboo...
by Shirley Rollinson
November 4th, 2017, 12:47 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English
Replies: 7
Views: 8727

Re: The First Woman to Translate the ‘Odyssey’ Into English

For my part, I like "complicated." It suggests the overtones of Horace's Latin epithet ( duplex Ulixes without tilting definitely in that direction. This is, after all, the man who lies to Athena immediately upon his return to Ithaca and forces the rugged swineherd Eumaeus to come only to slow reco...
by Shirley Rollinson
October 26th, 2017, 6:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.
Replies: 9
Views: 2882

Re: About to begin the first half of first year Greek.

Once you've learned the 24 lower case letters then move to upper case letters. The ratio of lower case letters to upper case letters in the actual Greek text is considerably more. Basically, the only times a capital letter is used in NT Greek is on Proper nouns (Barnabas, Judea, etc.), at the begin...
by Shirley Rollinson
October 18th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Brad Jones
Replies: 4
Views: 1119

Re: Brad Jones

I am considering starting the process of teaching myself Greek and so have zero experience in this field of study. I serve in full time campus outreach ministry. I'm looking forward to learning from the forum! ++++++++++++++ Welcome to B-Greek, Brad You're welcome to check out the textbook I have a...
by Shirley Rollinson
September 29th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 697

Re: Introduction

Yassas Matthew
Welcome to B-Greek.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm Shirley Rollinson, presently teaching Greek at ENMU (Eastern New Mexico University).
And New Mexico is part of the USA :-)
by Shirley Rollinson
September 22nd, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: Numbers 21:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

Re: Numbers 21:13

The wandering of Moses is envisioned around a desert temperate, but when i read the Septuagint , Moses is wandering around a snowy temperate Numbers 21:31 ' the Lord set the Snow on fire ' Winter-torrents of Arnon Αρνων - ἀρνών - ἀρνός - ἔριον * Wool Psalms 147:16 χιόνα ὡσεὶ ἔριον * Snow like wool ...

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