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by ed krentz
September 17th, 2013, 10:57 am
Forum: Other
Topic: A suitable site for Greek MSS
Replies: 9
Views: 1702

Re: A suitable site for Greek MSS

Go to ntgateway.com, a marvelous site for all kinds of resources. Click on textual criticism and you will find many resources on line, e.g. a complete list of NT papyri images of MSS, etc.

And Google NT textual criticism and find addit4ional resources.

Ed Krentz
by ed krentz
August 20th, 2013, 11:34 am
Forum: Grammar Questions
Topic: Personal Pronoun Agreement?
Replies: 9
Views: 5671

Re: Personal Pronoun Agreement?

Here we have a case where grammatical analysis will not give any help, in my opinion. The only satisfying solution is to conclude that 1 Tim 3:16 is a citation of an earlier formed hymnic or creedal passage. That would account for the masculine relative pronoun. This solution was proposed by Eduard ...
by ed krentz
July 23rd, 2013, 7:30 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Greek and Careers
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Re: NT Greek and Careers

I taught NT for 60 years in 6 different seminaries. And I was the associate director of the excavations at Caesarea Maritima, Israel from 1976 to 1987. So let me say a bit about what it takes to do and teach the archaeology that might be related to the interpretation of the New Testament. If one is ...
by ed krentz
July 23rd, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: NT Greek and Careers
Replies: 6
Views: 2532

Re: NT Greek and Careers

I taught NT for 60 years in 6 different seminaries. And I was the associate director of the excavations at Caesarea Maritima, Israel from 1976 to 1987. So let me say a bit about what it takes to do and teach the archaeology that might be related to the interpretation of the New Testament. If one is ...
by ed krentz
June 23rd, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: List of Koine literature?
Replies: 5
Views: 4961

Re: List of Koine literature?

Let me begin by noting that most resources will not speak of koine literature; rather they will speak of Hellenistic literature and Roman Empire literature. Having said that, let me point you to some printed resources. Albrecht Dihle, Greek and Latin Literature of the Roman Empire from Augustus to J...
by ed krentz
June 17th, 2013, 1:06 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Acts 17:11 εὐγενής = open-minded?
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: εὐγενής = open-minded?

I was Fred Danker's colleague from 1954 till his death, and I often visited him in his apartment, where he had his extensive collection of Greek texts, inscriptions, etc. He read very widely in ancient Greek texts, from Homer into the Byzantine period. He decided to keep many of the older references...
by ed krentz
May 20th, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: "Good Greek" in the Septuagint
Replies: 25
Views: 4328

Re: "Good Greek" in the Septuagint

Good Greek? The very concept is ambiguous. One must needs ask, what criterion do you use. In fifth/fourth century Attic Greek you have to distinguish prose historians from the Greek used in tragedy and that in comedy. In Hellenistic Greek the Greek of Chrysippus and that of Epicurus differ from each...
by ed krentz
April 19th, 2013, 5:25 pm
Forum: Vocabulary
Topic: More flashcards?
Replies: 10
Views: 2395

Re: More flashcards?

If you memorize all the terms that occur 10 times or more in the GNT, you will be able to read over 90% of the GNT at sight. Use Bruce Metzger's book that lists words in terms of frequency.

Of course, you will also need to memorize the principle parts of all the irregular Greek verbs.

Ed Krrentz
by ed krentz
March 18th, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: Lexicons
Topic: Cremer's Lexicon
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: Cremer's Lexicon

Cremer's lexicon was at the cutting edge when it was first published. In many ways it4 was the model ffor the later 10 volume TDNT. But like Thayer, it is also now dated, ante-dating the use of papyri and inscriptions for understanding the significance of Greek terms. BGAG is far superior--though ii...
by ed krentz
February 18th, 2013, 11:40 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?
Replies: 28
Views: 11067

Re: Who does their main bible reading in Greek?

I read the NT in Greek all the time; I rarely open any English translation. After all, one can read 90% of the NT at sight if one knows all the words that occur 10 or more times in the NT. [Of course it presumes that you also know the principal parts of irregular verbs.] It's a goal that any serious...