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Hey, Charlie, welcome. The important thing is that you have stayed engaged with the language. Daily reading is the best activity by far. We look forward to your contributions.
- December 7th, 2017, 6:48 am
- Forum: New Testament
- Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
- Replies: 3
- Views: 133
I've been hoping someone else would answer this. It's tempting to say "Who cares why? Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...(unless you happen to be a Trojan at the end of a long war with the Greeks)." By comparison, why do intermediate Latin students often read as their first author Caesar's De Be...
- December 6th, 2017, 8:06 pm
- Forum: Word Meanings
- Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
- Replies: 6
- Views: 212
Col 1:15 ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, 16 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα διʼ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται 17 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων καὶ τὰ πάντ...
Don't need more friends, need more people fluent in the language! :lol: A couple of barbed quotes come to mind. People who study Greek don’t have friends. [Medic in a Greek Reading group] People who know Greek know a lot of Greek and very little about anything else. [G.B. Shaw ‘Major Barbara’] I be...
- December 5th, 2017, 1:50 pm
- Forum: Word Meanings
- Topic: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts
- Replies: 11
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One line of thought to consider is that English and ancient Greek are both descendants of PIE (which is interesting no matter how you slice it).
What do you think of him transliterating ἐξηγέομαι as 'hexegeomai'? And of it not being picked up by the 2015 edition, even by the 'respected scholars and editors' who are said to have evaluated every footnote? Any one of the errors you have cited could be explainable by itself, but the cumulative ...
I don't get it. If a person can't fluently read Greek, how can they claim to be an expert on Greek? The title of this thread is "The Greek Verb Revisited," so why are we wandering into pedagogy once again, a topic which is worn itself out by overuse. We all know where the regular people stand on th...