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by Michael W Abernathy
February 23rd, 2020, 3:37 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

My error. I must have miscopied when I made notes on Matthew and I didn't read the passage very carefully before posting.
by Michael W Abernathy
February 22nd, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

Stephen Carlson wrote: "Well, Greek is not Hebrew, but it does sort of have something similar, called Apollonius's Canon. But there are many exceptions, and I haven't seen a contemporary treatment of the canon and its many exceptions from an identifiability standpoint." I wasn't implying that the sa...
by Michael W Abernathy
February 22nd, 2020, 1:13 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness
Replies: 29
Views: 1130

Re: Richard Rhodes on Definiteness

This may not be relevant because I have not read Rhodes, but there is a reason why Matthew says Peter cut off the ear. Hebrew normally assumes that a possessive matches the definiteness of both nouns when they are in a construct state. The Old Testament works around this when only one is definite by...
by Michael W Abernathy
November 4th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Genesis 34:3
Replies: 7
Views: 6823

Re: Genesis 34:3

You said, "The problem your having is probably caused by a misreading of the narrative. You are imposing a sequential linear framework on something which didn't necessarily happen that way. καὶ προσέσχεν τῇ ψυχῇ Δινας describes a scenario in which Συχεμ was considering Δινας τῆς θυγατρὸς Ιακωβ as a ...
by Michael W Abernathy
November 3rd, 2018, 11:59 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Genesis 34:3
Replies: 7
Views: 6823

Re: Genesis 34:3

Thanks, I didn't think to check the perseus project.
by Michael W Abernathy
November 2nd, 2018, 4:48 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Genesis 34:3
Replies: 7
Views: 6823

Genesis 34:3

καὶ προσέσχεν τῇ ψυχῇ Δινας τῆς θυγατρὸς Ιακωβ καὶ ἠγάπησεν τὴν παρθένον καὶ ἐλάλησεν κατὰ τὴν διάνοιαν τῆς παρθένου αὐτῇ. Since we know from verse 2 that Dinah was raped before this, the word παρθένος doesn't fit the English meaning of the word virgin. Apart from cultic uses, did the word originall...
by Michael W Abernathy
November 2nd, 2015, 7:34 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Looking up English words derived from Greek
Replies: 11
Views: 3852

Re: Looking up English words derived from Greek

I have two suggestions for you. First, if your copy of the Greek New Testament includes a short lexicon just read through it. You'll be surprised how many Greek words are nearly identical to their English counterpart. Second, You might want to look at an older book by Charles Barrett Brown called Th...
by Michael W Abernathy
October 3rd, 2015, 1:48 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Mark 15:2 συ λέγεις
Replies: 7
Views: 1528

Re: Mark 15:2 συ λέγεις

Compare this with Matthew 26:25 where Judas asks if he is the one who will betray Jesus and he answers, "Σὺ εἶπας." Considering the similarity of the two passages I would have to say this does mean "yes." But the rest of the disciples did not react to this the same way I would expect. I mean if I we...
by Michael W Abernathy
October 3rd, 2015, 11:21 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Greek Vocab Flashcards with Pictures
Replies: 18
Views: 18789

Re: Greek Vocab Flashcards with Pictures

If you want to look at a resource to give you an idea how to put this list together see languagecourse.net and look up their vocabulary trainer. Their Greek course is Modern Greek but they include pronunciation and images for most if not all words. This might give you some idea how to illustrate the...
by Michael W Abernathy
July 22nd, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 4678

Re: Teaching my first class

Since you'll have a projector you can use with your laptop, I thought you might be able to make use of some pictures I have collected for the purpose of learning Hebrew. Many of the pictures are labeled in Hebrew but you'll find sorted according to subject, religion, agriculture, geography, military...

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