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by refe
August 30th, 2011, 5:39 pm
Forum: Koine Greek Texts
Topic: Reading Philo
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Reading Philo

This is probably far too vague a request, but I'm about to jump into a portion of Philo's 'Sacrifices' and I'd like to get some advice before getting started. I have some good experience in the New Testament and the Apostolic Fathers - is there anything I should know or resources I should read to pr...
by refe
August 24th, 2011, 8:46 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5307

Re: Syntactical categories and meaning

Always interested! Thanks guys.
by refe
August 24th, 2011, 11:40 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5307

Re: Syntactical categories and meaning

In that case, I am totally a lumper. I find languages naturally pretty lumpy, and believe that to try and seperate those lumps is to try and make our understanding of what a language is communicating easier , not more complete or accurate. And while that may be important in the beginning stages of l...
by refe
August 23rd, 2011, 10:13 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5307

Re: Syntactical categories and meaning

So then out of curiosity, what is a lumper?
by refe
August 23rd, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5307

Re: Syntactical categories and meaning

You're right, Wallace is clear with the purpose of his book and he can't be faulted for that. But even if the goal is simply translation, it seems short-sighted to skip over the types of discussion that will help students truly understand the language and how it's users communicated with it. The sam...
by refe
August 22nd, 2011, 6:02 pm
Forum: Policies
Topic: Policy: No URLs (links) in signatures
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Policy: No URLs (links) in signatures

Thanks Jonathan - I figured it was worth one last try ;). Glad you like the site.
by refe
August 22nd, 2011, 6:01 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Volunteering in the NT
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Volunteering in the NT

There is also αὐθαίρετος, which occurs in 2 Cor 8:3,17: αὐθαίρετος, ον (s. αὐτός and αἱρέω; Trag., Thu. et al.; OGI 583, 8; pap; Sym. Ex 35:5, 22; Philo, Mos. 1, 50 v.l.; Jos., Bell. 6, 310; Ath. 24, 4) pert. to being self-chosen, of one’s own accord 2 Cor 8:3, 17.—DELG s.v. αὐτός 2. M-M. (BDAG). It...
by refe
August 22nd, 2011, 5:48 pm
Forum: Policies
Topic: Policy: No URLs (links) in signatures
Replies: 4
Views: 2660

Re: Policy: No URLs (links) in signatures

I see many people listing their credentials in their signatures. I am self-taught with no real credentials to speak of. In fact, if anyone wants to know more about me or what I think about anything relevant to B-Greek they only have one place to go - my website, which is focused entirely on New Test...
by refe
August 22nd, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Syntactical categories and meaning
Replies: 12
Views: 5307

Syntactical categories and meaning

I'm sure most, if not all of you are familiar with Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics by Daniel Wallace. What is the general opinion around here of its merits and methodologies? From my perspective, Wallace's system of syntactical categories and sub-categories seems artificial at best. Of course its im...
by refe
July 20th, 2011, 3:29 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Bryan Kegley
Replies: 5
Views: 865

Re: Bryan Kegley

Welcome Bryan! Inductive is the way to go, especially at the point you seem to be at in your studies. I learned Greek independently as well, and I can relate to your "obsessiveness!" Here's the basic plan that I've been following (I apologize, you'll have to click the link, I tried to paste it here ...