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by RandallButh
August 14th, 2018, 4:53 am
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Word Study
Replies: 13
Views: 370

Re: NT Word Study

There are natural orders for internalizing pieces of the grammar. For example, little kids may know a lot of vocab before they internalize -ed morphology. I don't remember the sequencing, but again, using the language will eventually get there. PS: make sure to use real words- like αγαπησαι αγαπησαι...
by RandallButh
August 14th, 2018, 4:32 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hoping for real reading proficiency
Replies: 15
Views: 416

Re: Hoping for real reading proficiency

First--Euclid is available in Greek. It is an old classic. For math, go for it. Secondly, posts on this site often fail to appreciate the difference between 'canned sound', like reading outloud, and actually using the language for thinking, praying, talking to oneself and to others. There is a world...
by RandallButh
August 6th, 2018, 2:03 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Needed - An Open, Trustworthy, Trusted Greek Text
Replies: 35
Views: 1018

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

You might want to carefully read through Maurice Robinson's 55 page discourse on the Byzantine text.

The Robinson-Pierpont edition is a real text and differences in NA27 are footnoted for any concerned. It has a commons licence that is very workable.
by RandallButh
July 30th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4

In Mark, the present tense seems to be used in 4 ways so far: (1) to give prominence to specific verbs, (2) to draw attention to a speech that follows (2:5; λέγει), in direct speech (ἀφίενταί; 2:5), or (4) to mark a transition in the story (ἔρχονται; Mark 2:3). I would flip these. Transition is typ...
by RandallButh
July 30th, 2018, 2:29 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4

With infinitives "tense" is a fiction of metalanguage. (Tense only occurs in the indicative verbs.) The infinitive  προσενέγκαι explains what they could not do. The aorist refers to the complete event, including the end point of the event--they couldn't get the guy all the way to Yeshua. As for the ...
by RandallButh
July 20th, 2018, 2:49 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)
Replies: 21
Views: 1001

Re: Rendering imperfective into English (an English question?)

The example of Mt 4.11 shows how English can upset Greek reading. In Greek the story ending with an imperfective (open-ended) fade-out. There is no special focus on "beginning", just a description that closes and lets the scene "fade out." Adding the English word "began" skews the focus. In English ...
by RandallButh
July 1st, 2018, 8:54 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: εἶπον vs. εἶπαν
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: εἶπον vs. εἶπαν

perhaps in some dialect the α sounded like ο? In antiquity, the various Greek dialects kept 'a' separate from 'o'. The closest vowel to 'a' was 'ω' but 'ω' merged with 'o' before New Testament times and 'a' was always kept distinct from 'o' . There is one dialect HOWEVER where 'a' and 'o' are confu...
by RandallButh
June 21st, 2018, 5:19 am
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?

One should add that "meaning" of a word in any language is not just its definition but its relationship to other words that could have been chosen, potentially. Thus, if one does not know the choices available, one does not really understand or grasp a particular word. And no, Louw-Nida "Semantic Do...
by RandallButh
June 21st, 2018, 2:31 am
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Is Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ) Relevant to Koine'?

LSJM is absolutely relevant. First of all--BDAG does not list all of the vocabulary necessary for Koine. There are tens-of-thousands of words not in BDAG that will show up in Josephus, Philo, Plutarch, Epictetus, Dio Chrysostom, Pausanius, Lucian, Galen, Philostratus, καὶ τὰ λοιπά. On the other hand...
by RandallButh
June 18th, 2018, 4:07 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)
Replies: 36
Views: 3596

Re: Online Texts (Byzantine Majority; Westcott-Hort)

I choose Westcott-Hort at times for the simple reason that it is/was copyright free. It is functionally the same as NA28 or SBL. Over the years, however, I have moved more in the direction of accepting the plausability and practicality of the Byzantine Text. I think that Maurice Robinson's 54-page e...