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by RandallButh
January 20th, 2012, 10:26 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 16577

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

so to be clear, always ask why the writer/speaker said whatever they said. We do that unconsciously, anyway.
by RandallButh
January 20th, 2012, 3:38 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 16577

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

David, Stephen already answered you with an excellent book. there is another set of ideas that need to be brought into the discussion as well, and that is Relevance Theory. Meaning/communication is negotiated between coder and decoder. They do not always have to make the best choices or the right gu...
by RandallButh
January 18th, 2012, 12:14 pm
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 16577

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

Well, Mark, euphonics is also part of meaning/communication as one slides into rhetoric and poetic. Consider for example: "I TRY MY BEST, TO BE JUST LIKE ______________" Now we are set up to fill in the line with "the rest" we try our best to be just like the rest. But Dylan was writing/singing, so ...
by RandallButh
January 16th, 2012, 2:30 am
Forum: Pragmatics and Discourse
Topic: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names
Replies: 74
Views: 16577

Re: ὁ Ἰησοῦς· The article with proper names

A couple of points: (Larsen) John 1:17 ὅτι ὁ νόμος διὰ Μωϋσέως ἐδόθη, ἡ χάρις καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐγένετο. This is not narrative, and there is a strong contrast between Moses and Jesus. Both are salient, while the law and truth are in contrastive focus. How do we know that 'strong contra...
by RandallButh
January 10th, 2012, 3:12 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek Keyboards
Replies: 11
Views: 4203

Re: Greek Keyboards

I'm not a Linux user so it was interesting to see a Linux layout. Unfortunately, I didn't see the psili/daseia (breathing) key. On Mac and PC it is the [ ' " ] key. Perhaps there is an updated Linus keyboard, or I missed something. Also, Shirley's comments on keyboards didn't clarify whether or not ...
by RandallButh
January 8th, 2012, 8:02 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Greek Keyboards
Replies: 11
Views: 4203

Re: Greek Keyboards

Students, readers, and teachers, should all be reminded that both Windows and Mac have Greek and Hebrew keyboards already installed in their operating systems. They only need to be turned on (activated). Naturally, both of them follow the national typewriter keyboard standards, the Greek typewriter ...
by RandallButh
December 26th, 2011, 2:40 am
Forum: Septuagint and Pseudepigrapha
Topic: Leviticus 23:11 - πρώτης
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Leviticus 23:11 - πρώτης

I wonder if the substitution of ημερης for σαββατου is related to the controversy of the counting of the `omer? Some interpreted shabbat to refer to the 15th of Nisan, others to the normal shabbat of the week in which the 15th of Nisan fell. 'the first' might be a midrashic appositive that refers to...
by RandallButh
December 21st, 2011, 12:59 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX
Replies: 21
Views: 14067

Re: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX

In fact, I prefer little Horev editions of the MT. They are a real Masoretic text without the poetic formatting in BHS that sometimes goes against the MT. They also have proper formatting for synagogue readers. The Horev editions are based on the Aleppo Codex where extant, another plus over BHS. Do...
by RandallButh
December 20th, 2011, 5:16 am
Forum: Books
Topic: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX
Replies: 21
Views: 14067

Re: Print Versions of the Greek NT / OT-LXX

Thirty-five+ years ago I used to bind copies of an MT and GNT together. They worked well and I did two or three versions. But over the years as editions wear out I haven't bothered to bind up more. Ironically, although I used to request that UBS bind BHS and NA/UBS together, when they finally did so...
by RandallButh
November 16th, 2011, 7:31 pm
Forum: New Testament
Topic: New Testament Audio Texts
Replies: 15
Views: 5230

Re: New Testament Audio Texts

Jeremy ἔγραψεν ... I'm probably not yet ready to take the spoken language plunge, but I'd guess that for those who can do so that it really opens up horizons of understanding and thinking--certain constructions would seem more natural if used conversationally. Best wishes, Jeremy what would it take...