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by tjfinney
June 21st, 2011, 12:18 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Nomina Sacra
Replies: 10
Views: 9688

Re: Nomina Sacra

Hi Jake, Good luck with your idea. Eph is interesting -- it strikes me as an apostolic encyclical of the same class as the general letters (except 2 and 3 John), this one from Paul. People of that time were used to listening for various cues to help discern structure. The reader played a very import...
by tjfinney
June 14th, 2011, 9:34 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Nomina Sacra
Replies: 10
Views: 9688

Re: Nomina Sacra

If a collection of Paul's letters was the first widely published Christian book then it seems a good candidate for the first book to contain nomina sacra. The field would then narrow down to words found in Paul's letters which would give away the book as Christian. This goes some way to explaining w...
by tjfinney
June 14th, 2011, 6:32 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Nomina Sacra
Replies: 10
Views: 9688

Re: Nomina Sacra

Hi Everyone, It seems to me that nomina sacra are used for words that might often be heard spoken by Christians. "Mother" would join the list later; frequent use of the rest would be enough for someone in the first century to suspect the speaker was Christian. I think that nomina sacra were a device...
by tjfinney
June 1st, 2011, 9:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tim Finney
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Re: Tim Finney

Thanks for all of these pointers, Jonathan.
by tjfinney
June 1st, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Multivariate analysis of textual variation
Replies: 0
Views: 1403

Multivariate analysis of textual variation

Hi All, This is somewhat tangential to Biblical Greek, although the grist for the mill is Biblical Greek. I've been doing multivariate analysis of textual variation among Greek New Testament witnesses. You can see the results here: tfinney.net/Views/ As it says in the Note, "This is a draft in the p...
by tjfinney
June 1st, 2011, 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Tim Finney
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Tim Finney

Hi Everyone, I did a PhD focussed on the pre-1000 Greek MSS of "To the Hebrews." Here's my latest thing: tfinney.net/Views/. I heard about the new BGreek forum from Wieland Willker on his textualcriticism list at Yahoo groups. What I would really like is to be able to get a daily digest of a particu...

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