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by Jonathan Robie
August 18th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?
Replies: 20
Views: 2201

Re: Understanding copyright of personal greek translation work?

Stanley Porter writes an interesting article in his recent book "Linguistic Analysis of the Greek new Testament", its chapter 1, titled "Who owns the Greek Text of the New Testament? Issues that Promote and Hinder Further Study" I met Stan when James Tauber and I did a pre-conference workshop for t...
by Jonathan Robie
August 18th, 2018, 3:46 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Construing the participle in 2 Corinthians 8:9
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Construing the participle in 2 Corinthians 8:9

IMHO, the only thing interesting in the syntax is the placement of πλούσιος ὤν after the verb ἐπτώχευσεν. Would this be a very dramatic way of creating a relative clause that contrasts Jesus' wealth by smashing the verb 'became poor' against the adjective 'wealthy'? I think this parallelism is at t...
by Jonathan Robie
August 17th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Other
Topic: ETC: Where Orthography Affects the New Testament Text
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: ETC: Where Orthography Affects the New Testament Text

This is really cool. And another great example of useful open data for biblical studies.

Have people here been using the Amsterdam Database of New Testament Conjectural Emendation? What is it most useful for?
by Jonathan Robie
August 16th, 2018, 8:33 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script

Are there resources that provide transcriptions along with images for various periods? The link I added to my original reply has over a dozen such examples, ranging from the eighth to fifteenth century, but the resolution is not always good. For reference, it is http://bibletranslation.ws/down/liga...
by Jonathan Robie
August 16th, 2018, 7:47 am
Forum: Greek Texts
Topic: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Photius' Library, 17th cent. Type Script

Cool!

I would like to get better at reading various historical Greek scripts. Are there resources that provide transcriptions along with images for various periods?
by Jonathan Robie
August 14th, 2018, 3:44 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Finding Old Greek-Latin Lexicons

I received the following helpful response from Eleanor Dickey:
Yes, they existed; there's a list of them (mixed with other stuff) in the back of my book Learning Latin the Ancient Way, and that book includes some examples of such lexica. More can be found in J. Kramer, Glossaria Bilinguia I and II.
by Jonathan Robie
August 13th, 2018, 12:11 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 17
Views: 476

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

The precise way of doing these sorts of things can vary, and will change as the student gains proficiency. The principle, however, is to engage in as many ways as possible with the language. That includes reading, writing, arithmetic (oops, not that one so much, sorry) ... Maybe a little arithmetic...
by Jonathan Robie
August 13th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: NT Word Study

timothy_p_mcmahon wrote:
August 12th, 2018, 11:48 pm
Barry Hofstetter wrote:
August 12th, 2018, 2:49 pm
"interlinears are the spawn of Satan"
Love it!
That's just one line from a longer and more emotional rant. Barry, could we have the full quote, please?
by Jonathan Robie
August 13th, 2018, 9:07 am
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: NT Word Study

I question the point of the strict concentration on grammar for someone beginning to study NT Greek. Are scholars saying that only the educated ever wrote or read anything in ancient Greece or NT times. How fixed or fluid was Greek speech in NT times. With what are called prepositions in Greek gram...
by Jonathan Robie
August 10th, 2018, 10:00 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 1043

Re: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text

It's quite possible that the tools will drive adoption of the text rather than the other way around, assuming we have an openly available text of sufficient quality. I admire your optimism. The only thing I can foresee dislodging Nestle-Aland is a massive loss of confidence in the CBGM. Dislodging ...