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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: 16
Views: 495

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: 16
Views: 495

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: 1282

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: 581

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: 581

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: 357

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: 672

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...
by Paul-Nitz
December 27th, 2018, 9:10 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar
Replies: 21
Views: 672

Re: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar

Learning Minuscule YouTube Videos about Minuscule by NativLang (Joshua Rudder) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GryhwMJAjoU&list=PL4842A06AD85AE80F Book by Joshua Rudder $22 "Learn to Write the Medieval Greek Minuscule Script" http://www.lulu.com/shop/joshua-rudder/learn-to-write-the-medieval-greek-m...
by Paul-Nitz
December 25th, 2018, 10:30 am
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar
Replies: 21
Views: 672

Re: Needing Help with Erasmus Exemplar

Luke 1:26–30 (NA27) 26 Ἐν δὲ τῷ μηνὶ τῷ ἕκτῳ ἀπεστάλη ὁ ἄγγελος Γαβριὴλ ἀπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ εἰς πόλιν τῆς Γαλιλαίας ᾗ ὄνομα Ναζαρὲθ 27 πρὸς παρθένον ἐμνηστευμένην ἀνδρὶ ᾧ ὄνομα Ἰωσὴφ ἐξ οἴκου Δαυὶδ καὶ τὸ ὄνομα τῆς παρθένου Μαριάμ. 28 καὶ εἰσελθὼν πρὸς αὐτὴν εἶπεν· χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ κύριος μετὰ σοῦ. 2...
by Paul-Nitz
December 14th, 2018, 11:56 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Learning pronunciation for "Living Greek"
Replies: 5
Views: 1982

Re: Learning pronunciation for "Living Greek"

I had to write something up on Greek Pronunciation for a course I just took and thought I would share it here : We don’t actually know how Ancient Greek was pronounced. Today, there are four main schemes followed in pronouncing Ancient Greek. Modern Greek pronunciation is not recommended because it...