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by RandallButh
October 21st, 2011, 3:36 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: World's Oldest Sports Manual Found
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: World's Oldest Sports Manual Found

Actually, Oxyrhinchous iii 466 should have been published a century ago. (I don't have a library available to verify this.)

It is bizarre in the extreme to see it listed as a newsarticle of a recent discovery. The news media in question just lost a few points in reliability.
by RandallButh
October 21st, 2011, 3:30 am
Forum: Reading Guides
Topic: MP3 version of the GNT
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Re: MP3 version of the GNT

Thanks for the 'warning' label. (Hopefully it is not the 'lagas'-version of 'Rasmian.) It does underline the need to responsibly use new technology. The field is readily capable of perpetrating last generations mistakes for the next generation, even when the technology is available to break the cycle.
by RandallButh
October 3rd, 2011, 3:30 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy
Replies: 10
Views: 2688

Re: Songs in ancient Greek: Holy Holy Holy

Louis will do a good job of recording and keep his alfa and o-mikron separate. I will let the songwriter play with the words. It was hearing an internet version of these lines that crossed a line for me and led me to name a brand of American seminary Greek pronunciation "Astartean". AGIAS AGIAS AGIA...
by RandallButh
September 29th, 2011, 2:46 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Living Koine: Who teaches it, and where?
Replies: 7
Views: 4366

Re: Living Koine: Who teaches it, and where?

Jonathan, thank you for your question. We have an intermediate level "Jesus in Jerusalem" workshop 28Dec 2011 -- 6January. We're excited about this because of the transfer power and 'bang for buck or bang for time' that we've seen in previous workshops. To preempt an obvious question: What is 'inter...
by RandallButh
September 21st, 2011, 1:53 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Self Taught Living Koine ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7892

Re: Self Taught Living Koine ?

There's more than one kind of fluency. They are connected, interrelated, and ultimately based on a capability that subconsciously produces thought. ει θελω ειπειν τι εμαυτω δει με αρξασθαι εν τη ελληνικη και ανοιξαι το στωμα η τον νουν. τοτε οψομαι τι αναβησεται. That was a line of unedited drivel ...
by RandallButh
September 20th, 2011, 4:30 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Self Taught Living Koine ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7892

Re: Self Taught Living Koine ?

and I'm also not as sure that it is as important, if my goal is to be able to read texts. You might want to read the comments on the Frank Smith article by Brian Schultz at http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/fluency-reading-comprehension/ good reading requires the building of fluency capability ...
by RandallButh
September 19th, 2011, 8:41 am
Forum: Seen on the Web
Topic: Report on the Greek Fluency Workshop Fresno Aug2011
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Report on the Greek Fluency Workshop Fresno Aug2011

Some have been wondering about reactions and followup to the Greek Fluency Workshop.
A brief writeup is finally available.

It's currently on the homepage at
http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/
"What Happened at the Greek Instructors Fluency Workshop in Fresno, Aug 2011"
by RandallButh
September 18th, 2011, 2:14 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Self Taught Living Koine ?
Replies: 20
Views: 7892

Re: Self Taught Living Koine ?

You might consider making time to attend an intensive "Fluency Workshop". 8-10 days can provide a time to make a significant increase in fluency and to build something in the part of the brain where languages are supposed to be built. This 'short formula' of 8-10 days is built around what some moder...
by RandallButh
September 12th, 2011, 2:46 pm
Forum: Resources
Topic: Mounce's Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide
Replies: 19
Views: 5108

Re: Mounce's Biblical Greek: A Compact Guide

My concern in that regard is that people who achieve some level of oral ability typically assume that the way they say it is the way it’s said—and then basing their interpretation of the text on what they think it means because that’s what they mean by it when they say it. If their oral ability is ...
by RandallButh
September 12th, 2011, 4:53 am
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Fad or Necessity--Developing Oral Competency in Greek
Replies: 3
Views: 2292

Re: Fad or Necessity--Developing Oral Competency in Greek

To speak ZERO ancient Greek is to guarantee that the language will never be internalized and it may even guarantee that it will be filtered through an artificial, analytical, non-Greek grid, forever. It will never get 'reality testing', i.e., seeing what the non-Greek grid would produce will never ...