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by Garrett Tyson
August 28th, 2018, 7:36 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers
Replies: 13
Views: 5048

Re: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers

Garrett, That sounds wonderful. So, it sounds like Barry's advice to read and use grammar as a reference to increase comprehensibility is a good plan. Have you tried to simplify stories for them? Sometimes it's called Leveled Stories, sometimes Embedded Readings. You take a text, and simplify it 2 ...
by Garrett Tyson
August 27th, 2018, 9:05 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers
Replies: 13
Views: 5048

Re: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers

Some parts are too hard for them for sure. But they are capable little readers. I just worked through Mark 5:21-34 with my two at home. We translated it three times over maybe a two week period-- summer got too busy to keep the class going. I had to give them some helps-- we haven't done infinitives...
by Garrett Tyson
August 23rd, 2018, 7:07 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: 2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers
Replies: 13
Views: 5048

2nd year Greek for middle/high schoolers

I've nearly finished working through Black's introductory grammar with my little Greek class (maybe 4 weeks left), and I'm wrestling with where to go from here. I think I have to take an inductive approach-- I don't think I can make my fifth grader work through an intermediate grammar, and I don't t...
by Garrett Tyson
August 6th, 2018, 8:39 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: τοῖς σάββασιν in Mark
Replies: 1
Views: 637

τοῖς σάββασιν in Mark

Mark 1:21: καὶ εὐθὺς τοῖς σάββασιν ἐδίδασκεν εἰς τὴν συναγωγήν. Mark 2:23 Καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτὸν ἐν τοῖς σάββασιν παραπορεύεσθαι διὰ τῶν σπορίμων, καὶ οἱ μαθηταὶ αὐτοῦ ἤρξαντο ὁδὸν ποιεῖν τίλλοντες τοὺς στάχυας. Mark 2:24: καὶ οἱ Φαρισαῖοι ἔλεγον αὐτῷ· Ἴδε τί ποιοῦσιν τοῖς σάββασιν ὃ οὐκ ἔξεστιν; Mark 3:...
by Garrett Tyson
August 4th, 2018, 7:10 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

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

I’d strongly recommend against thinking of the historical present (HP) as a highlighting device and instead to think more concretely about what it signals. This was one of the most difficult chapter to write in my discourse grammar. The first version was flatly rejected as wrong by Carl Conrad, and...
by Garrett Tyson
August 4th, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: Beginner grammar in Accordance vs. paper
Replies: 10
Views: 3943

Re: Beginner grammar in Accordance vs. paper

I have logos bible software, and find parts of it really helpful. It's much faster to search BDAG or Louw/Nida in logos than to use a paper copy. But I think you're better off getting a paper copy for a beginning grammar. Most people when they learn Greek, learn it twice basically. After a year of G...
by Garrett Tyson
August 2nd, 2018, 9:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pastor and student
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: Pastor and student

I really struggled getting into Mark at the beginning, trying to figure out how I wanted to teach it. Ultimately, I've decided I'm going to try to read it left to right, without cheating ahead, letting Mark tell his story at his pace. Thanks for the links... You mean read it as Mark wrote it? Novel...
by Garrett Tyson
August 1st, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Pastor and student
Replies: 13
Views: 3026

Re: Pastor and student

Welcome to the forums! How far into Mark are you? I'd love to see your sermons. I figure anyone who went through The Master's appreciates the value of expository sermons. I'm working through Mark right now as a series of Sunday school lessons/sermons (not sure how I'll give them). I'm in chapter 2,...
by Garrett Tyson
July 30th, 2018, 8:31 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

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 Garrett Tyson
July 29th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Use of the aorist infinitive in Mark 2:4
Replies: 10
Views: 2103

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

The participle δυνάμενοι is a present tense, which would mean it's to be considered simultaneous, right? "And not being able to bring to him because of the crowd, they unroofed the roof where he was, and (after) digging through (aorist participle showing action prior to the main indicative), they ar...

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