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by RandallButh
June 18th, 2011, 1:41 pm
Forum: Teaching Methods
Topic: Teaching Greek to Kids
Replies: 21
Views: 4546

Re: Teaching Greek to Kids

we've had quite a few parents comment on Living Koine Greek, Introduction Part One that their kids would join in and follow along because the picture sequences seemed like a game. There was virtually no age limit, even pre-schoolers for much of the material. When things get 'serious' and someone wan...
by RandallButh
June 18th, 2011, 1:16 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically
Replies: 59
Views: 12281

Re: Reading and Pronouncing Biblical Greek Authentically

AUbrey: Nor had γ becomes palatalized before front vowels yet. Actually gamma was palatalized before front vowels by the first century. You can view the summary in http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Greek_Pronunciation_2008.pdf Imagine the 'iero-' root spelled with a g...
by RandallButh
June 9th, 2011, 9:48 am
Forum: Other
Topic: A Greek Inscription in Galilee
Replies: 5
Views: 1488

A Greek Inscription in Galilee

I wasn't quite sure where to put this so I've chosen "other" to get things started. Greek inscriptions provide data for seeing how ancient Greeks were using their own language. A picture has been posted on the BLC blog of an inscription from the Galilee. http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/learnin...
by RandallButh
June 9th, 2011, 9:44 am
Forum: Resources
Topic: Using Inscriptions for Greek
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Using Inscriptions for Greek

I just posted a picture on the BLC blog of an inscription from the Galilee.

http://www.biblicallanguagecenter.com/l ... -tiberias/

There is some fun stuff in it, and it is short and fairly straightforward.
by RandallButh
June 8th, 2011, 1:56 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Staging a New Testament meal
Replies: 6
Views: 1769

Re: Staging a New Testament meal

In Mishna Kilayim 1:1-2 you will find a list of beans and other veggies. ... Egyptian bean, garden pea, chickpea-a [lathyrus sativus], chickpea-b [lathyrus cicera], white bean, φάσηλος kidneybean ... And remember that at Passover everyone sat 'reclined' and had four cups of wine. It was a celebratio...
by RandallButh
June 7th, 2011, 6:25 am
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: Machen Erasmian: kinds of Erasmian and kinds of Restored
Replies: 6
Views: 2907

Machen Erasmian: kinds of Erasmian and kinds of Restored

SImilar words are often used with quite different reference. It might be helpful when discussing pronunciation to specify the 'kind' of whatever name one puts on a system. For example, some have referred to reconstructed Koine as 'restored' while others have referred to reconstructed 5c BCE Athenian...
by RandallButh
June 1st, 2011, 3:42 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: The Aspect of Historical Present 'Against the Grain'
Replies: 14
Views: 4705

Re: The Aspect of Historical Present 'Against the Grain'

PS: I was just looking at McKay "New Syntax of the Verb in NT Greek" and was surprised to find the following sentence in the paragraph on historical presents: p. 42: "Of course, all these presents are in place of normal imperfects." The opposite is true if one is assuming that the aspect was being f...
by RandallButh
June 1st, 2011, 2:05 am
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Remoteness & Tense
Replies: 11
Views: 6144

Re: Remoteness & Tense

Also good points, though it is not 'hate' to say that 'aspect-only' is wrong, period. Aspect-only is also misleading, and distracting for students. The conclusions are not for convincing 'aspect-only' people but more for students who are confused about what aspect is. Yes, it would also be nice to h...
by RandallButh
May 31st, 2011, 5:20 pm
Forum: Syntax and Grammar
Topic: Remoteness & Tense
Replies: 11
Views: 6144

Re: Remoteness & Tense

Con has stated his agreement with this as the case. I doubt that it upsets him though... It should. And students should be aware that the historical present is one of the main 'hooks' to catch unsuspecting Greek students for 'aspect only'. They claim to 'falsify' tense and then bamboozle the unsusp...