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by Stephen Nelson
December 7th, 2019, 4:44 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1999

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thanks Here's an updated version. I basically flipped everything around. I realized too late that you were seemingly suggesting to go light-dark. But it felt natural to go dark-light based on the other gradations. IDK, maybe it's the phrase "black & white" exuding some influence on my subconscious. ...
by Stephen Nelson
December 7th, 2019, 3:08 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1999

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thank you so much!!! Here's a cursory attempt to incorporate those suggestions. I changed up the ordering of the colors, showing red at either side of the colored bands. I moved ὑακίνθινον into a spot at the end of the purple spectrum with a little dark blue and black. Maybe that's a better home for...
by Stephen Nelson
December 6th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1999

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

How's this for an update? Perhaps this is a bit closer to the end goal... Obviously, I've flipped the orientation and blurred the color boundaries with gradients. It may get a little cramped here in the forum layout. But the high resolution version looks better. I've also bridged some of the color s...
by Stephen Nelson
December 6th, 2019, 1:03 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1999

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Wow! First of all, Mike's book recommendations are likely going to get me stuck in a rabbit hole for a while. Thanks for that! ;) So I'll have to rework everything when I come out of the other end. I've started with the 'Linguistic Categorization' title, which is just what the doctor ordered. And Ra...
by Stephen Nelson
December 5th, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1999

Re: Colors in Ancient Greek

Thank you Barry! That was an interesting link and I got some ideas from the comments. I'm not sure if the theory would hold up under scrutiny - that there was something going on biologically that somehow skewed or stunted the color palettes of the ancients, making them see color differently than we ...
by Stephen Nelson
December 4th, 2019, 8:02 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Colors in Ancient Greek
Replies: 33
Views: 1999

Colors in Ancient Greek

I've attempted to put together an Ancient Greek color palette (attached), which I realize can never be totally precise and is likely a mixed bag of anachronisms. But in the absence of a time machine that would allow me to survey native speakers of Ancient Greek to ascertain how they might name vario...
by Stephen Nelson
November 21st, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: 2 Esdras 4
Replies: 2
Views: 597

2 Esdras 4

I'm trying to find the Greek vorlage for this translation of 2 Esdras 4 that mentions the angel Uriel:

https://www.biblestudytools.com/gnta/2-esdras/4.html

This doesn't correspond with Nehemiah 4:1 - https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/neh ... onc_417001
by Stephen Nelson
November 7th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 1434

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Thanks Ken! That article was a perfect treatise of this topic. Great find! I'm a little confused by the concluding paragraphs, and the point the author is trying to make by observing the brackets ("deletion marks") surrounding Psalm 14 in Codex Sinaiticus (which I also noted), which are attributed t...
by Stephen Nelson
November 7th, 2019, 12:57 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 1434

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

There was no MT at this point. The earliest Masoretes were in the 6th century CE. So I'm guessing you are simply using MT as shorthand for "Hebrew". But the copyists of the Septuagint probably had no idea what the Hebrew text said. We know of only a few Christians from the second to fifth century w...
by Stephen Nelson
November 6th, 2019, 5:12 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18
Replies: 17
Views: 1434

Re: Christian 'corruption' of Psalms 14/53 to match Romans 3:10-18

Thanks for correcting me on the paleography. That blurry facsimile of Codex Alexandrinus is hard to decipher. But it clearly lacks that addition to Psalm 14(13):3. So that's good to note. The only textual variant I can detect is "εὐφρανθήσεται Ἰσραήλ" for "εὐφρανθήτω Ἰσραήλ" at the end. Also, Ἰσραήλ...

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