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by Jacob Rhoden
June 2nd, 2018, 11:27 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: 5x1 definition challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 3382

Re: 5x1 definition challenge

My memory of first year Greek was a weekly list of words, and associated practice exercises that used words that I was not yet familiar with. So the practice sentences were not really “Greek reading” exercises, but more “dictionary lookup” exercises. Is there a textbook that provides example sentenc...
by Jacob Rhoden
June 2nd, 2018, 11:21 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Revelation 21:5
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Revelation 21:5

Lately I am getting just a tiny bit more comfortable reading in Greek without reference to the English at all. Sometimes this leads to some odd misunderstandings of the Greek. :D Καὶ εἶπεν ὁ καθήμενος ἐπὶ τῷ θρόνῳ, Ἰδοὺ καινὰ ποιῶ πάντα καὶ λέγει, Γράψον, ὅτι οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι πιστοὶ καὶ ἀληθινοί εἰσιν...
by Jacob Rhoden
June 1st, 2018, 1:12 am
Forum: The modern world
Topic: 5x1 definition challenge
Replies: 29
Views: 3382

Re: 5x1 definition challenge

I love the idea of this thread, however, ultimately I agree: It is all so much more complex than: ὄνος - ass Continuing with this theme, however, I wonder if it would not be much more beneficial for a project that produces beginner level example sentences to help solidify the understanding. i.e. {Gr...
by Jacob Rhoden
May 19th, 2018, 7:26 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

Can anyone tell me what "the spatial value of heightened proximity " is supposed to mean? I think it just means "more prominent" or emphatic, yet not really spatial in the physically spatial sense. I think his Basics (2008) book clarifies this. I only have the kindle version (i.e. locations rather ...
by Jacob Rhoden
May 19th, 2018, 7:18 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

I am becoming inclined to believe that Randal's example "Πᾶν ὁ μεγας τεθνηκεν" would not be considered by Campbell to suggest process (dying). (Although I am not inclined just yet to disagree with Randall, he seems smarter and more experienced than me :D ) Reading his 2007 (Verbal Aspect...) publica...
by Jacob Rhoden
May 12th, 2018, 7:25 am
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Re: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

Hi Randall, Thanks for your reply and your correction, it is much appreciated. Looking back at that sentence I can see where I have messed it up. I would attempt to re-write it, but I am not sure there is any point attempting to summarise what Randall Buth says to Randall Buth 😄 Your chapter in this...
by Jacob Rhoden
May 11th, 2018, 10:47 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Analysis of all the relative clauses in Revelation
Replies: 1
Views: 638

Re: Analysis of all the relative clauses in Revelation

Intriguing, I've never seen someone do this before. I wonder what inspired it? What is the purpose of such research?
by Jacob Rhoden
May 11th, 2018, 10:13 pm
Forum: Greek Language and Linguistics
Topic: Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell
Replies: 12
Views: 1819

Understanding Randal Buth's example of the Perfect tense he presents to critique Campell

I am working my way through "The Greek Verb Revisited"[1] and I am trying to work out if I misunderstand Randall, or Con, or both. 😄 In Randall's chapter "Perfect Greek Morphology and Pedagogy" he writes: Plutarch’s account of the report of Pan’s death used the perfect because Pan had already died— ...
by Jacob Rhoden
May 6th, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Biblical Greek, modern pronounication
Replies: 2
Views: 1393

Re: Biblical Greek, modern pronounication

Yes, the textbooks really don't say much about pronunciation except for an initial short section about how to pronounce greek. One exception to this I know of is Decker's textbook. It has a slightly more detailed introduction to pronunciation and caters for "reconstructed" which is much closer to mo...
by Jacob Rhoden
April 18th, 2018, 1:25 am
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Randall Buth's "Mark's Use of the Historical Present"
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Randall Buth's "Mark's Use of the Historical Present"

Perhaps. Publishing date, 1977. I did notice that, but has it been superseded? I respect Dr Randall and would love to hear what he has to say on the matter. (that, and it still gets cited, i.e. It's cited by Campbell's monograph on verbal aspect, and Runge's reasonably recent book on Discourse Anal...