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by Jonathan Robie
January 8th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I am not suggesting that exegesis and SLA must be an either/or decision. But the most vocal SLA promoters have been trashing exegesis without mercy until some of us have grown weary of it. Trashing bad exegesis, I think. Texts need to be read and interpreted. Linguistic metalanguage is of very limi...
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Translating Origen

Philip Arend wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Thanks for the discussion and links. I had to smile at another error on the Scaife viewer link that Jonathan sent: ...περὶ αὐτοῦ λέγειν τοῦ Χρισποῦ·
I think we are discovering a new branch of textual criticism. Wonder what kind of OCR those ancient scribes were using?
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

Starting to sound like a Greek Chorus. You guys are going to kill each other off agreeing on everything. Not too long ago someone posted a link to an article discussing research on language acquisition which concluded that composition didn't contribute significantly to acquisition. Reading and comp...
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

One of the difficulties about trying to drive home a certain point is that so many others go unsaid and unaddressed. But I do agree here that those who do not go for the living-language route still have very valuable contributions in understanding the nuances of the text. I have definitely benefitt...
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Translating Origen

Barry Hofstetter wrote:
January 7th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Jonathan, maybe it's something, but is strikes me that it's a scanning error of some sort.
Ah, they mis-scanned τῶν. I should have simply compared the two texts. Thanks!
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Church Fathers and Patristic Greek Texts
Topic: Translating Origen
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Translating Origen

Here is the text in context.

Scholia in Matthaeum, Chapter 11, Verse 12.
Ἡ δὲ βασιλεία α. ν οὐρανῶν αὐτός ἐστιν ὁ Χριστὸς, προτρεπόμενος πάντας εἰς μετάνοιαν, καὶ ἕλκων εἰς ἑαυτὸν διὰ τῆς χάριτος.
Can anyone help me with "α. ν"?
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: Teaching and Learning Greek
Topic: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively
Replies: 25
Views: 1270

Re: "I just don't think it makes you a better exegete ... " Theology, exegesis, and Learning Koine Greek Communicatively

I have mixed feelings here. Knowing the language will help you understand the text much better, and living language approaches really help give you a better feel for the language, especially when they focus on language actually found in Greek texts. In your blog, you give the example of determinism ...
by Jonathan Robie
January 7th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: What does this text mean?
Topic: The sentence at Arrian, Anab. VII: 11, 9
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: The sentence at Arrian, Anab. VII: 11, 9

(..) εὔχετο δὲ τά τε ἄλλα [καὶ τὰ] ἀγαθὰ καὶ ὁμόνοιάν τε καὶ κοινωνίαν τῆς ἀρχῆς Μακεδόσι καὶ Πέρσαις He is praying for certain things. The things he is praying for are identified by objects in the accusative. Let's take a look at the LSJ entry for εὔχομαι . This seems to match: c. acc. obj ., pray...
by Jonathan Robie
January 2nd, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro - Joel Ellis
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: Intro - Joel Ellis

Χαίρε, Joel.

Welcome to B-Greek! What approach are you taking in your daily discipline for 2019? Anything we can learn from or help with?

At least a dozen or dozens of people here use SLA or ESL or SIOP approaches to teaching and learning Greek, so you have company. I only know the vocal ones.
by Jonathan Robie
December 29th, 2018, 8:19 pm
Forum: The modern world
Topic: Max and Moritz
Replies: 4
Views: 579

Re: Max and Moritz

Welcome to B-Greek - this is fun, my children enjoyed Max und Moritz growing up in Berlin, and it's a great entree to B-Greek. Thanks for posting this!