I don't understand what my textbook is saying about X. Can someone help me?
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Claire Davidson wrote:As I am unsure which greek translation is best I would like to hear from some who know about these things.
If it's in the original language, it's not a translation ;->
For a beginner, I think the best thing to do is get:
Others will jump in with other opinions ....
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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My opinion is that these are excellent suggestions. I would additionally recommend Flash Greek Pro on the App Store for vocabulary flash cards. I have found them helpful to peruse when I have a spare moment, and at least one version of the app is keyed to many different introductory grammars. It provides glosses for all of the words occurring in the New Testament, and you can edit the list options by frequency. Glosses are obviously no substitute for studying words in context, but they helped me to use a lexicon less for casual reading. Have fun!
Ἀσπάζομαι μὲν καὶ φιλῶ, πείσομαι δὲ μᾶλλον τῷ θεῷ ἢ ὑμῖν.-Ἀπολογία Σωκράτους 29δ