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by RandallButh
December 16th, 2017, 6:50 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Rewriting the Lord's prayer...

Shirley, it's not a modern re-write but following the Byzantine text rather than the Alexandrian text. N-A, of course, promulgates the Alexandrian text-type. Maurice Robinson, IIRC, thinks that the Alexandrian text type may have been an ancient scholarly edition to serve as the base for the Coptic t...
by RandallButh
December 6th, 2017, 3:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: Expertise in Greek

Jason,
I have a long article on this in the Verbless Clause in BH volume (1999?). gadol ha-bayit has fronted 'gadol' for pragmatic effect.
by RandallButh
December 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: Expertise in Greek

συλλυπουμένου μου ἐπὶ τῇ σου δυστυχίᾳ οὐκ οίδας ὅτι ἡ ἀριθμητικὴ ἡ γλῶσσά έστιν τοῦ θεοῦ;
by RandallButh
December 5th, 2017, 1:11 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: Expertise in Greek

Mike, I'm not sure which way to go to answer your analogy. My son is a pilot. The pilots and mechanics work together. Often the pilot tells the mechanic what isn't working correctly, may report that something [that may be within spec] has changed, or that they have needed to change their flying patt...
by RandallButh
December 3rd, 2017, 10:06 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

In Reading studies in Second Language Acquisition reading occurs when a person reads over 150fps. Sad to say, most profs do not 'read'. Perhaps one could make a little allowance for long strings of backgrounded phrases in a sentence, but that would not change the overall picture. Particularly at sem...
by RandallButh
December 1st, 2017, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Verb in Koine Greek
Topic: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"
Replies: 8
Views: 505

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

My impression of Porter's review from being in the audience is that there is more of contemporary linguistics he disagrees with. For example, Porter dismissed Protoypicality Theory as if it were a marginal fad, not realizing or admitting that it is at the base of most serious work on Semantics thes...
by RandallButh
December 1st, 2017, 1:49 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Is learning accents really important?
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Is learning accents really important?

Besides, there seems to be some uncertainty how Koine Greek was actually spoken (and perhaps there were regional dialects as well like NY vs SoCal vs MidWest American English) Please review the PDF on Greek Pronunciation at the BLC website. The objections quoted do not have merit. It is irrelevant ...
by RandallButh
November 28th, 2017, 2:03 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Paragraph breaks THGNT Mark 10:32
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Paragraph breaks THGNT Mark 10:32

Now days I alternate between Robinson-Pierpont and SBLGNT in hard copy. I intend to add the electronic version of THGNT to my workflow as soon as it becomes available. Those are all useful, readable texts, nice choice. It was on sale at SBL for $15 (hardback) or $35 (fake leather). It is a beautifu...
by RandallButh
November 11th, 2017, 2:22 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")

Are the definitions in Greek?
If so, plus keep me in the loop.

On spelling, you may want to check the Tyndale House GNT, as a cross-reference.
by RandallButh
November 10th, 2017, 6:59 pm
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Spelling in GNT editions (split from "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek")
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Opinions about the book "Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek"

Tyndale Mark is more consistent and wider in following mss spellings than WH. I dont know when the spelling normalization took place. For a while it was referred to as having "experts" in first century spelling edit the spelling. That was a sick joke, a euphemism for changing the spelling to fit Er...