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by RandallButh
November 15th, 2019, 1:48 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 28
Views: 694

Re: New Greek Teacher

βεβαίως. ἤθελον χρήσασθαι τῇ ἑλληνικῇ δραχμῇ ἀντὶ τοῦ Ῥωμαϊκοῦ δηναρίου.
by RandallButh
November 14th, 2019, 6:45 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 28
Views: 694

Re: New Greek Teacher

Most of us do not have the time needed for total immersion, and we don't need it in order to be able to read and understand (at some level) the GNT Well, it depends on what one is dedicating their life to. If to biblical literature, and they are teaching Greek--then they should consider the level t...
by RandallButh
November 13th, 2019, 8:35 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Greek Teacher
Replies: 28
Views: 694

Re: New Greek Teacher

how much value is added to New Testament interpretation by reviving Koine and turning it into an anachronistic living language usable only by the rare folk who care to learn it? I don't think my students would be interested in using Koine as a spoken language. Their motivation for taking my class h...
by RandallButh
October 16th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

Yes. One expects the two cultures to dovetail, with appropriate wordings.
by RandallButh
October 14th, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Luke 22:38 Ἱκανόν ἐστιν

I've been thinking about this, and I'm not so sure. It's essentially an adverbial expression, and could still be taken either way. I'm not sure how "adverbial" helps since the verb is ἐστιν. Perhaps you mean it applies to something more abstract, such as the situation of being armed with the sword?...
by RandallButh
September 9th, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?

I am tempted to attempt a very basic CI based audio course based on the work that you (Randall Buth) have done. Just a head's up: It takes a lot of work to get the Greek idiomatic and correct. There are people trying to do this, some are reliable, others not. But it takes quite a bit of background ...
by RandallButh
September 5th, 2019, 6:17 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?
Replies: 4
Views: 2327

Re: BLC Living Koine Greek - word count?

Hello all! I've just embarked on my journey to learning Greek. I've had a few false starts trying to learn both Attic and Koine in the past. This time, I did a lot of research before starting. I have settled on Randall Buth's Living Koine Greek course. I purchased the entire set from here: https://...
by RandallButh
September 1st, 2019, 6:31 pm
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Confused about case endings for φῶς
Replies: 7
Views: 2613

Re: Confused about case endings for φῶς

Jesse, if it helps you, remember what little kids heard and what they learned and used: τὸ φῶς . . . καὶ τοῦ φωτός. They learned the forms and when it was the right time to use them. This follows the Universal Grammar Rule Number 1: "We do it like that, because that is the way they do it." [/b] PS: ...
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20682

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

The parade is a poor analogy if it misses the point. Are the end points and the whole in view (perfective) or not (imperfective)? Whether accomplished from a helicopter or bleacher is a distraction and irrelevant. Again, this shows how metaphor/picture can mislead and trip people up if not careful.
by RandallButh
August 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference
Replies: 75
Views: 20682

Re: Aorist indicative with future temporal reference

From earlier up above, That said, this quote may slowly be getting closer to the point. If "yonder, there" are spatial (which I'm happy to accept) and that the meaning of them is carried by an augment/prefix/suffix what have you, This already starts to skew the point. When the particle was an adverb...

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