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by Evan Blackmore
October 19th, 2013, 6:27 pm
Forum: biblicalhumanities.org
Topic: Advice Needed: Patristics
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

Re: Advice Needed: Patristics

Afterthought: I thought Perseus already had a good text of the Apostolic Fathers, but looking again, I can't see any. If not, probably the most convenient public domain text would be: The Apostolic Fathers ed. and tr. Kirsopp Lake Loeb Classical Library, 2 vols. London: Heinemann, 1912-1913 Vol. 1 h...
by Evan Blackmore
October 19th, 2013, 4:46 pm
Forum: biblicalhumanities.org
Topic: Advice Needed: Patristics
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

Re: Advice Needed: Patristics

The early volumes of GCS (Die griechischen christlichen Schriftsteller der ersten drei Jahrhunderte) are now in the public domain, and many of them have been digitized. There’s a helpful list (probably not up to date) here: http://www.roger-pearse.com/weblog/die-griechischen-christlichen-schriftstel...
by Evan Blackmore
October 19th, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: biblicalhumanities.org
Topic: Advice Needed: New Testament Commentaries
Replies: 8
Views: 3445

Re: Advice Needed: New Testament Commentaries

There’s a real embarras de richesses in this field. I think all the above are wise suggestions. Personally, I’d also draw particular attention to two big 19th-century Greek-text commentaries that include types of material not readily found in more recent works: H. A. W. Meyer Critical and Exegetical...
by Evan Blackmore
October 19th, 2013, 1:49 pm
Forum: biblicalhumanities.org
Topic: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources
Replies: 21
Views: 12623

Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

This looks like a good scan of Volume 2: http://openlibrary.org/books/OL23323037M/The_Old_Testament_in_Greek_according_to_the_Septuagint Yes, that does look good. As far as I can see, this scan appears to contain only Vol. 1, and note that it's the first edition (1887) (although I believe vol. 1 un...
by Evan Blackmore
October 19th, 2013, 5:30 am
Forum: biblicalhumanities.org
Topic: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources
Replies: 21
Views: 12623

Re: Advice Needed: Septuagint Resources

This is wonderful news. Indeed, if a searchable/copyable text of vol. 2 of Swete's LXX were available now, I'd be using it this very day. I think all the listed books are worth processing. All of them have been valuably supplemented by later works, but not one of them has been supplanted. A few comm...
by Evan Blackmore
June 18th, 2013, 6:38 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Greek Text Underlying the KJV Translation
Replies: 1
Views: 1186

Re: Greek Text Underlying the KJV Translation

This is a fascinating and complex story. Ben Sira (Jesus son of Sirach) originally wrote in Hebrew. His book was turned into Greek by his grandson. That's the form of Greek text found in the major uncials (Vaticanus, Sinaiticus, and Alexandrinus), and is often nowadays called GI. But various additio...
by Evan Blackmore
March 7th, 2013, 9:25 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: BIOSCS journals (Septuagint), volumes 1-33, as free PDFs
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Re: BIOSCS journals (Septuagint), volumes 1-33, as free PDFs

Thanks very much for this wonderful news. There are some treasures hidden away in the BIOSCS (some of which have ramifications far beyond Septuagint studies), and for those of us who don't have access to major libraries, they have never been easy to find.
by Evan Blackmore
March 2nd, 2013, 6:01 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Ecclesiastes 1: ματαιότης ματαιοτήτων
Replies: 6
Views: 2513

Re: Ecclesiastes 1: ματαιότης ματαιοτήτων

Of course the cognate genitive construction per se wouldn't have been unfamiliar in Greek. Some examples of it, e.g. βασιλεὺς βασιλευόντων, had circulated widely throughout the Mediterranean world and must have long been naturalized Greek idioms. Still, I find ματαιότης ματαιοτήτων more elusive, esp...
by Evan Blackmore
February 6th, 2013, 5:24 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Determining Which Version [edition] a Greek Text Belongs
Replies: 6
Views: 1629

Re: Determining Which Version [edition] a Greek Text Belongs

To distinguish the editions in common circulation quickly, I generally glance at the very last verse of Revelation: Textus Receptus (ed. Scrivener): Ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου ἡμῶν Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ μετὰ πάντων ὑμῶν. Ἀμήν. Westcott-Hort: Ἡ χάρις τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ [Χριστοῦ] μετὰ τῶν ἁγίων. Nestle-Aland: Ἡ χάρις τ...
by Evan Blackmore
December 5th, 2012, 5:52 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Temporal Dative in John 2:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1223

Re: Temporal Dative in John 2:20

I am leaning toward option 1, with the idea being that Jesus is going to rebuild in 3 days what was built in 46 years. Barrett (p. 167) agrees: "It seems impossible to translate otherwise." His analysis is intruiging: The dative (ἔτεσιν) is partly locative, the whole period regarded as a unit of ti...

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