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by Michael W Abernathy
November 4th, 2018, 7:21 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Genesis 34:3
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

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: 1199

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: 1199

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: 2933

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: 1119

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: 16
Views: 6105

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: 3087

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...
by Michael W Abernathy
July 7th, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching my first class
Replies: 27
Views: 3087

Re: Teaching my first class

If you only have twelve lessons I would suggest that your primary objective might be to make them want to learn more. Make sure you discuss passages that made you go "Wow, I didn't realize it meant that!" And emphasize discussion that will open their eye to the text.
Sincerely,
Michael Abernathy
by Michael W Abernathy
July 4th, 2015, 11:26 am
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Luke 15:13 etc. ἄσωτος υἱός and ???? υἱός
Replies: 11
Views: 1353

Re: Luke 15:13 etc. ἄσωτος υἱός and ???? υἱός

Donovan's book can be downloaded from https://archive.org/details/theoryofadvanced11donouoft. As far as I can tell google books does not have it in ebook form.
Sincerely,
Michael Abernathy
by Michael W Abernathy
June 22nd, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rom. 6:16 παριστάνετε ἑαυτοὺς δούλους εἰς ὑπακοήν
Replies: 5
Views: 810

Re: Rom. 6:16 παριστάνετε ἑαυτοὺς δούλους εἰς ὑπακοήν

Sorry Stephen, You confused me. I'm used to seeing dative as a reference to case. Since the dative has multiple uses which can include that of indirect object. I thought you were applying it in that way. Of course the dative is used when indicating one person is obedient to another. But when I read ...