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by Brian Gould
July 23rd, 2019, 9:28 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Re: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)

Thank you, Tony, for taking the trouble to give such a fully documented answer to my question. Iver Larsen’s long article, in particular, makes a compelling case that “seventy-seven times,” rather than “seventy times seven times,” is more likely to be the correct translation of ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά i...
by Brian Gould
July 20th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)
Replies: 2
Views: 286

Lamech's number in the MT and the LXX (Gen 4:24)

“Seventy-seven” in Hebrew, “but “seventy times seven” in Greek: כִּ֥י שִׁבְעָתַ֖יִם יֻקַּם־ קָ֑יִן וְלֶ֖מֶךְ שִׁבְעִ֥ים וְשִׁבְעָֽה׃ ὅτι ἑπτάκις ἐκδεδίκηται ἐκ Καιν ἐκ δὲ Λαμεχ ἑβδομηκοντάκις ἑπτά Is it known what the Seventy had in mind when they made the change? Can it have been simply to make Lam...
by Brian Gould
July 2nd, 2019, 7:33 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Why not start with modern Greek?
Replies: 92
Views: 32903

Re: Why not start with modern Greek?

Learning modern Hebrew will only assist in learning biblical Hebrew, but learning modern Hebrew is not sufficient for proficiency in the biblical language. Since you live in Israel, maybe you can confirm or deny this. What I was told is that for someone who has learned modern Hebrew, reading the Bi...
by Brian Gould
June 8th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Center for New Testament Restoration
Replies: 13
Views: 7698

Re: Center for New Testament Restoration

As a newcomer to B-Greek, and also to the study of Biblical Greek, I apologize if I have misunderstood anything in your earlier posts on this thread, but I would like to ask you this: Will the CNTR project make it possible to click on any verse in the NT and see at a glance all the different manuscr...
by Brian Gould
May 28th, 2019, 2:50 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

Thank you, Barry. Would you say it's a plausible conjecture, then, that that explains why the LXX translators slipped an extra vowel into Σαλωμὼν?
by Brian Gould
May 28th, 2019, 7:52 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 4
Views: 522

Re: Introduction

Okay, Jason. Thanks!
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 24
Views: 3307

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

This might explain why the NT usage of the word slants slightly more toward "utterance" than does BDAG; it could be a mild Hebraism. There are two Hebrew translations of the NT in common use, and in both of them John’s word λόγος is translated as דָּבָר ( davar or dabar ). Assuming that this is the...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?
Replies: 8
Views: 962

Re: No Greek words beginning with σλ-?

And there is a possible (rather, probable) typo in another footnote: 3 P.Leid. X, 1: “To get lead to harden, melt it, sprinkle it with flaked alum and vitriol, ground fine and mixed together; and it will be hard” (καὶ ἔσται σλκηρός); c “σκληροκαρδία, σκληρός, σκληρότης, σκληροτράχηλος, σκληρύνω,” T...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Discrepancies between verb tables
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Discrepancies between verb tables

For the pluperfect, Green lists the endings as -κειν, -κεις, -κει, -κειμεν, -κειτε, -κε(ι)σαν, while Dik’s Secondary Indicative Perfect reads ἐλελύκη, ἐλελύκης, ἐλελύκει, ἐλελύκεμεν, ἐλελύκετε, ἐλελύκεσαν. I can certainly see a close resemblance, particularly in the 3rd sing. and plur., but they are...
by Brian Gould
May 27th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: Alphabet and Pronunciation
Topic: What do the three different accents indicate?
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: What do the three different accents indicate?

Thank you, Stephen. That is something to be going on with, though I can’t claim to have fully understood what you’re saying about pitch. Would it be akin to a rising or falling tone in Chinese? From a post of yours on another thread, where you mention your time at Duke, I see that different teachers...

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