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Are you learning Koine Greek, the Greek of the New Testament and most other post-classical Greek texts? Whatever your level, use this forum to discuss all things Koine, Biblical or otherwise, including grammar, textbook talk, difficult passages, and more.

Index of Mounce's Basics of Biblical Greek Textbook

I find that Mounce's index in the back of his book is totally lacking. I would like it to be complete (such as Smyth's index), both for Greek words and topics. Has anyone created such a thing?

Louis Sorenson
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Lk 1:14 "Many will rejoice at his birth"

The Greek for "at his birth" is epi plus genitive (epi te gennesei if transliterating can do the job). Here is the verse itself: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se ... ersion=70;

Both the KJV and ESV have "at his birth," which to me, implies "at the time of." I'm wondering if this is in fact the meaning, or maybe, if "on account of his birth," or "because of his birth."

Are these alternatives ...
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1 John 2:19

Would someone be able to comment on the subtleties of grammar in 1 John 2:19, particularly the role of the pluperfect?

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Aspect question


I'm just starting greek verbs and I have a question regarding aspect. In chapter 15, 15.17 specifically. Mounce states that..."the basic genius of the Greek verb is not its ability to indicate when.....but what type of action..., or what we call "aspect."

Then in chapter 16, specifically 16.13 he states that in the present tense..."choose the aspect which best fits the context".

My quesiton: how is that genius if I'M HAVING TO DECIED THE ...
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translation NT


is there somebody who knows a site where i can find a greek new testament?
or can someone of you translate for me the following:

1. colossian, vers 13 & 14

α. γὄἰ........, .... ν and ξ

for the number 1 (one) is it correct there is the letter like for "A"
-> greek letter alpha (α)?

many thanks
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Codex Sinaiticus Online

Codex Sinaiticus is one of the most important books in the world. Handwritten well over 1600 years ago, the manuscript contains the Christian Bible in Greek, including the oldest complete copy of the New Testament. Its heavily corrected text is of outstanding importance for the history of the Bible and the manuscript - the oldest substantial book to survive Antiquity - is of supreme importance for the history of the book.

This Website will go ...
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finished with the basics

so now I'm finished with the basics (all of Mounce's material) and I've started going through John's gospel using my UBS rev 4 Greek NT and an "interlinear" to check my translation. (this particular interlinear has the NIV on one side of the page and the NASB on the other,real helpful,the NASB translation is more useful since it 's more "word-for-word" whereas the NIV is more "thought-for-thought" or so it seems)
whenever I finish the ...
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Short Goliath

I am writing a thesis on the textual differences between the LXX and the Masoretic text in 1 Samuel 16-18 (1 Kingdoms 16-18 :wink:). You can read a very brief sketch here.

It should be an interesting study, and I have yet to reach a conclusion. I chose the most provocative working thesis: The MT is a conflation of the proto-Hebrew (as reflected in the LXX) and ...
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new and trying to learn


i am decided to learn Greek using Mounce's Biblical Basics book , and reader and GK NT by K. Aland

big undertaking for me , married with three children and full time job

but with prayer and discipline it can be done


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