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by refe
December 20th, 2011, 4:47 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX
Replies: 21
Views: 11479

Re: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX

In fact, I prefer little Horev editions of the MT. They are a real Masoretic text without the poetic formatting in BHS that sometimes goes against the MT. They also have proper formatting for synagogue readers. The Horev editions are based on the Aleppo Codex where extant, another plus over BHS. Do...
by refe
December 19th, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX
Replies: 21
Views: 11479

Re: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX

I know that most don't read the from the Byzantine tradition so this may not be much help, but the Robinson/Pierpont edition of the Byzantine Textform is in my humble opinion the most visually attractive edition of the GNT that I have come across. It has a beautiful font, big clear text, and thick w...
by refe
December 16th, 2011, 11:16 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: New Hebrew textbook a good example for future Greek works
Replies: 1
Views: 827

New Hebrew textbook a good example for future Greek works

A gentleman that I follow on Twitter by the name of Adam Courtier introduced me to a free PDF version of two upcoming introductory Hebrew textbooks. One takes a more traditional approach, but incorporates many SLA principles, especially in their exercises. The second texbook, however, is a much bigg...
by refe
December 7th, 2011, 2:24 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal 4:3 ἦμεν and ἤμεθα
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Gal 4:3 ἦμεν and ἤμεθα

Isn't ἤμεθα perfect middle, and couldn't it just be corresponding to δεδουλωμένοι? No and yes. It is an imperfect middle, but it's used here in a pluperfect periphrastic construction with the perfect particle δεδουλωμένοι. Stephen Sorry, I didn't really think through my response. But that's what I ...
by refe
December 7th, 2011, 2:05 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Gal 4:3 ἦμεν and ἤμεθα
Replies: 9
Views: 1309

Re: Gal 4:3 ἦμεν and ἤμεθα

Galatians 4:3 has two forms of the first-person plural imperfect of εἰμί: οὕτως καὶ ἡμεῖς, ὅτε ἦμεν νήπιοι, ὑπὸ τὰ στοιχεῖα τοῦ κόσμου ἤμεθα δεδουλωμένοι · So with us; while we were minors, we were enslaved to the elemental spirits of the world. (NRSV) In the space of a single verse, Paul alternate...
by refe
November 29th, 2011, 12:40 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Vivek from India
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Vivek from India

Great to have you Vivek! B-Greek is a great place to keep your Greek skills sharp as there are many very knowledgeable folks here who will keep you on your toes.
by refe
November 4th, 2011, 12:20 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Hebrew OT vs LXX
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Hebrew OT vs LXX

I have to disagree with refe. I don't think a computer program is necessary for such work, although it could be helpful in some respects. I don't mean that a computer program is necessary - that is the approach that this individual took because he happens to be both a student of the Bible and a com...
by refe
November 4th, 2011, 10:30 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Hebrew OT vs LXX
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Hebrew OT vs LXX

This is a bit off topic, but related to your question because it explores an important possibility that the NT authors were working with mss now lost, or creating their own ad hoc translations of the Hebrew. A friend of mine began some very cool work in this area, but couldn't find a publisher to ke...
by refe
November 3rd, 2011, 9:34 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Reading English classics helps Greek learning
Replies: 1
Views: 748

Re: Reading English classics helps Greek learning

My hypothesis is that reading English (or native-language) classic literature helps with learning classical Greek. When I was in high-school and college I avoided reading the "classics" as much as possible because they were boring. Instead I read a lot of sci-fi and fantasy. But in the last few yea...
by refe
November 2nd, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: A few new reading aids now online
Replies: 0
Views: 501

A few new reading aids now online

I've made some recent updates to the resources section of GreekingOut.com if anyone is interested. There are now several Online Readers for the letters of Ignatius, as well as simple reading aids for Philippians, Susanna (LXX) and soon Bel and the Dragon. The reading aids are designed to help wean r...