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by ed krentz
March 30th, 2016, 12:24 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: τοῦτ᾽ εστιν
Replies: 20
Views: 2823

Re: τοῦτ᾽ εστιν

What Carl Conrad writes makes great good sense. Thus discussion is about Logomachy! Whether ife is one word or two makes no difference to its pronunciation or meaning. One might trust that scribes of Greek mss knew how to write it.
by ed krentz
February 5th, 2016, 1:10 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge
Replies: 71
Views: 5064

Re: Greek Composition 4x4 Challenge

When I took Greek Composition in Grad School under Prof. Saul Levin his rule was that I had to be able to cite an ancient author who used the vocabulary in the sense I used it or the construction in the way I used it. I paged LSJ extensively to validate my translation of Lincoln's Gettisburg Address...
by ed krentz
January 24th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Concordance including all the versions?
Replies: 104
Views: 8405

Re: Concordance including all the versions?

Please observe standard terminology. Youn are seeking to list all variant readings, not versions.

Version is the technical term for translations of the original text (i.e. the Greek) , e. g, Latin Armenian, Coptic, Syriac, etc. ;)
by ed krentz
January 19th, 2016, 12:58 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Eph. 2:1, 5 and ὄντας with the dative case of the clause
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: Eph. 2:1, 5 and ὄντας with the dative case of the clause

Please note that Ephesians 1:3-12 is one sentence. The main verb is implied n the Blessed be the God etc in v. 3. You are discussing the verb in a relative clause.
by ed krentz
February 21st, 2015, 1:20 pm
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Why Study Extrabiblical Greek Texts?
Replies: 14
Views: 1641

Re: Why Study Extrabiblical Greek Texts?

One does not study extra-biblical Greek because it directly contributes to NT interpretation—though it can. Rather reading scads of ancient Greek gives one an instinctive feel for ancient Greek word order, enlarges one's understandiing of the possible nuances of Greek terms, and increases one's unde...
by ed krentz
February 17th, 2015, 12:03 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: ἄρχομαι + infintive in Grimm-Thayer : Danker
Replies: 13
Views: 1743

Re: ἄρχομαι + infintive in Grimm-Thayer : Danker

I read the intro to BDAG and BAGD again. I was surprised to discover that the project for BAG 1957 was sponsored by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Fred Danker (sowie auch Ed Krentz und andere) was on the faculty of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis at that time. In 1969 there was a revolution of...
by ed krentz
February 10th, 2015, 12:59 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Trivia: Which chapters have the most obscure words?
Replies: 14
Views: 1476

Re: Trivia: Which chapters have the most obscure words?

I suggest that the term "obscure" for rare words in NT texts is unfortunate. In ancient Greek the words are NOT obscure. Take Acts 27, for example. This is the only chapter in the NT that describes a sea voyage. But the terms are strange only to people who read only LXX and NT in Greek. Read ancient...
by ed krentz
January 25th, 2015, 12:11 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Matthew 13:45 ουρανων = heaven or heavens
Replies: 8
Views: 1109

Re: Matthew 13:45 ουρανων = heaven or heavens

Years ago Adolf Schlatter in Die Theologie des Judentums nach dem Bericht des Josephus held that in Josephus ouranos in the plural denoted heaven in opposition to the earth, the proper place of God, while heaven in the singular was the correlate to earth, the two denoting the totality of the created...
by ed krentz
December 19th, 2014, 1:21 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: The Grammar-Translation Method
Replies: 9
Views: 1799

Re: The Grammar-Translation Method

I have a rather unusual sequence in learning Greek. After 2 years of Latin and one of German I began Classical Greek in my jr. year of HS. Took three semesters to finish the introductory text book. Then read Xenophon's Anabasis, Homer's Odyssey, and Plato's Apology. Alonge with that we memorized the...
by ed krentz
September 17th, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Preparing a text
Replies: 9
Views: 1329

Re: Preparing a text

Let me add one small note. When I read advanced Greek prose in a graduate seminar (Polybios, Thucidiydes, etc). We were allowed to read the Greek text out load, reading it so as to show we knew what it meant. If successful we did not have to translate. That is the reading of a Greek text which one s...