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by Paul-Nitz
January 27th, 2019, 2:09 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

You won't find any scholarly SLA articles about the use of composition to learn language, at least not in the sense we think of with Greek composition . Is that true? Paul Nation (quoted earlier in this thread), in talking about his four strands of language acquisition/learning, has output as one o...
by Paul-Nitz
January 23rd, 2019, 8:58 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: KOINE PHRASEBOOK
Replies: 34
Views: 13749

Re: KOINE PHRASEBOOK

Core Communicative Vocabulary & Ancient Greek Phrasebook

by Paul-Nitz
January 20th, 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Announcements, Questions, and Policies
Topic: Who is getting the captcha screen?
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Who is getting the captcha screen?

I've been getting it. I assumed it was because I started using a password manager.
by Paul-Nitz
January 11th, 2019, 10:13 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I had improved so drastically myself as compared to what I had been able to do before. I had learned Greek through 4 years of Grammar Translation in college. Years later, I began to teach Greek the only way I knew how. Though I was teaching Greek, my advances were minimal. Then I began learning and...
by Paul-Nitz
January 7th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1268

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

Interesting blog. To sum it up, I think it is saying that there is value in discussing theology in Greek because at the same time a) it limits your vocabulary and thought to the target language and b) through the discussion in Greek you advance your understanding of Greek. I hadn’t thought of it in ...
by Paul-Nitz
January 4th, 2019, 11:05 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos
Replies: 2
Views: 1410

Re: Koine Greek Animated / Cartoon Videos

These are very well done. Thank you, Ben.
The close captioning option on the Pharisee/Tax Collector story is useful.
The speed of reading on the Call of Abraham story was a bit fast for me.
by Paul-Nitz
January 3rd, 2019, 12:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 976

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

There are so many great things being said in this thread, I hardly know where to start! Great to hear your take on things, Joel Ellis. I'm glad I asked. I am convinced that treating Greek, Latin, and Hebrew as living languages and using an input-based approach focused on reading (and speaking) fluen...
by Paul-Nitz
January 2nd, 2019, 9:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 976

τί ἐστιν ἐξήγησις;

I recognize this approach is insufficient for exegetical engagement of literature. Joel, I'm sure you didn't expect that comment to be provocative, but it is a little bit to me. I teach African ministerial students Greek via communicative methods. I've often heard this claim about exegesis. My resp...
by Paul-Nitz
January 2nd, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Max and Moritz
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Re: Max and Moritz

(1) Μωχα καὶ Μωρηδ. ὅταν μνημονεύω τοῦ δόλου τοῦ πρότερον ὑμῶν καταπονέομαι. How about a participle here? κεκοπιακως... μνημονευὼ. Or, μνημονεύων... καταπονοῦμαι. Is προτερον a fixed adverbial form, or should it be προτέρου? (2) Διὰ τί δεῖ τοὺς δύο ὀκνηροὺς διχοτομῆσαι τοὺς μαρσίππους; διχοτομησαι ...
by Paul-Nitz
December 28th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar

Pardon my ignorance, but what exactly does the author mean by “ligatures” ? "The minuscule script is a joined-up or cursive script. As in other cursive scripts, letters attach to each other in a variety of ways. These connections between letters are known as ligatures... Keep in mind that the amoun...