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by tdbenedict
February 1st, 2018, 3:28 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Greek Language of the Early Christian Writings
Replies: 9
Views: 1283

Re: Greek Language of the Early Christian Writings

I think that depends somewhat on who you are reading. The Didache is simple Greek that is very like the New Testament. John Chrysostom is later, harder, with a theology that has developed significantly since the New Testament. In general, the earliest fathers (the Apostolic Fathers) will be easiest...
by tdbenedict
December 5th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Expertise in Greek

Thanks. However, I think my questions are getting interpreted as something along the lines of "what is the best way to learn Greek", which isn't what I am trying to ask. My own fault. Here are my questions, hopefully sharpened: 1. Is it true that most expert academics in NT Greek do not have a high ...
by tdbenedict
December 4th, 2017, 8:37 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

I apologize because my previous post was much too strongly worded to further any discussion. I also should have started a new thread. I also think I mishandled some buzzwords that made things worse. I wasn't intending to say anything about pedagogy. By "fluent" I only meant the ability to grab a tex...
by tdbenedict
December 4th, 2017, 1:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

I don't get it. If a person can't fluently read Greek, how can they claim to be an expert on Greek? How do they have any authority whatsoever to opine on the meaning of a Greek text or construction? It's like listening to a blind man give a long lecture about what "red" looks like, isn't it? Or a Li...
by tdbenedict
December 3rd, 2017, 6:46 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 2224

Expertise in Greek

This may be a very old and ignorant and many-times answered question, and is not necessarily directly connected to this particular topic, but here it goes: When I read about discussions re Porter, Campbell, Wallace, or [insert name here, this is not aimed at any particular person but more at a milie...
by tdbenedict
December 2nd, 2017, 6:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Paragraph breaks THGNT Mark 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1250

Re: Paragraph breaks THGNT Mark 10:32

I also got the black faux leather version. I have to say that it is the nicest looking GNT I've seen. Even the black box it comes in is really well done. Two big thumbs up. The page layout is excellent and uncluttered. The paragraph break format in my view really adds to the reading experience. Make...
by tdbenedict
November 23rd, 2017, 7:21 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX
Replies: 4
Views: 696

Re: Proverbs as an introduction to LXX

I found Ruth and Jonah to be nice intros. I'm sure Proverbs works fine, too.
by tdbenedict
November 8th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Errors In Revelation?
Replies: 42
Views: 4728

Re: Errors In Revelation?

Two questions, as I am having a hard time following the discussion. 1. Is there a general treatment of the grammatical phenomena under discussion here (fem noun/masc modifier, at least as it appears to me) in Smyth or other similar standard grammar? I would like to look it up and educate myself. 2. ...
by tdbenedict
October 21st, 2017, 1:01 am
Forum: Other
Topic: What version did Jesus use?
Replies: 25
Views: 3379

Re: What version did Jesus use?

Another interesting St. John Chrysostom text, from his Homilies on St. Matthew: καὶ λέγει· Ἠλὶ, Ἠλὶ, λιμὰ σαβαχθανὶ, ἵνα μέχρις ἐσχάτης ἀναπνοῆς ἴδωσιν ὅτι τιμᾷ τὸν Πατέρα, καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ἀντίθεος. Διὸ καὶ προφητικὴν ἀφῆκέ τινα φωνὴν, μέχρις ἐσχά- της ὥρας μαρτυρῶν τῇ Παλαιᾷ· καὶ οὐχ ἁπλῶς προ- (15) ...
by tdbenedict
October 5th, 2017, 5:05 pm
Forum: Software
Topic: Linux GNT Lemma Search
Replies: 11
Views: 1465

Re: Linux GNT Lemma Search

Thanks everybody. I was able to use Xiphos off of crosswire to do lemma searches from Strongs numbers. A little clunky, but it works. For some reason, I had trouble installing BibleTime. A really nice app would be the STEP bible app from Tyndale house. It is downloadable (windows and mac), and if yo...