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by RandallButh
February 13th, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 3475

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

Luis, χαίρειν The point was severalfold: For Hebrew the modern oriental pronunciation is recommended. Yes, modern Hebrew helps with biblical fluency and 100% of modern morphology transfers to biblical morphology. The fact that no other language does this is anecdotal. When a person has internalized ...
by RandallButh
February 10th, 2019, 5:44 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 3475

Re: Minimal Pairs for Greek Phonology

I am not sure that the above will result in phonologies, but rather graphologies. On Greek, do you have ει set to ι? If not, why not? Do you have αι set to ε? If not why not? Do you have ω set to ο? If not, why not? Do you have οι set to υ? If not, why not? In English do you pronounce "knight" as [k...
by RandallButh
February 6th, 2019, 12:44 pm
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Deuteronomy 5:30
Replies: 15
Views: 779

Re: Deuteronomy 5:30

This also seen in the names, such as Abraham named for אבהמון -Ἀγαμέμνων (Gen 17:5) also his change of name Εὕραμα [Αβραμ] > Εὕρεμα [Αβρααμ]
not.
οὔ.
לא.
ولا.
אני מצטער אבל בעברית זה פשות שטויות
by RandallButh
February 1st, 2019, 8:34 am
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: 1716

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

The severe time constraints in most seminaries make it all but impossible to properly learn a language with the little time they allocate to the Biblical languages. Actually, it is impossible to properly learn a biblical language or any languagge at a seminary. Full stop. There is insufficient time...
by RandallButh
January 27th, 2019, 6:47 am
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: 1716

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

Learning through explicit instruction, such as studying grammatical rules, can help with language acquisition. Learning those rules better through composition can help acquisition. Explicit instruction is more useful when it serves as a consolidation of implicit understanding. For many learners, be...
by RandallButh
January 9th, 2019, 3:50 am
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: 1716

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 RandallButh
December 5th, 2018, 10:17 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?
Replies: 23
Views: 1622

Re: Why is λόγος consistently translated as "word"?

Mike, you missed the 60's, in the beginning was "om", the onomapoetic word for primaeval cosmic energy. When a guy witnessed to me on the beach and read the opening verses of John it was my first thought. Now I know that John was building on a Jewish concept contained in the all-purpose prayer: ברוך...
by RandallButh
December 5th, 2018, 10:06 am
Forum: Learning Paradigms
Topic: Is this a sound Greek tip?
Replies: 1
Views: 279

Re: Is this a sound Greek tip?

It might be useful, or not, depending on one's control of Spanish dialects. Greek "Χ" is not an "h" (as in some Spanish dialects) but a velar fricative, somewhat like Hebrew khaf ך כ [without dagesh], though Greek χι is often more fronted, more palatal, especially with front vowels. It is best to vi...
by RandallButh
October 14th, 2018, 4:46 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Attic Greek?
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Attic Greek?

I will add another perspective, maybe a third point on a triangle. Attic Greek and Koine Greek are the same language and tightly connected dialects. It doesn't matter where one starts. However, a student should know that in the field of Classics and also NT, most of the classes do not teach the lang...
by RandallButh
October 3rd, 2018, 2:54 am
Forum: Beginners Forum
Topic: Workbook Questions Clarification
Replies: 20
Views: 3381

Re: Workbook Questions Clarification

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εὕρηκας αὐτό.

ἀναγνόντι τί σοι δοκεῖ;